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Make Your Own Christmas Baubles

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UKinsuranceNET want you to improve your home for the best price. We’ve got great ideas for you to save money this Christmas and create some great home-made Christmas Baubles.

Paper Bauble-
You will need:
Paper
Staples
Glue
Scissors

1. Use your glass and pencil to draw 12 circles onto your paper and cut them out.


2. Fold all the circles in half and stack them on top of each other.

3. Staple the stack together, once at the top and once at the bottom, so that the staple sits right on the fold.

4. Stick a glue dot onto a circle, about 1/3 of the way from the bottom. Fold the facing flaps together and press to secure the bond. If you don't have glue dots, you can use double sided tape or a bit of glue.

5. On the next circle along, stick a glue dot about 1/3 of the way from the top. Continue like this all the way around, alternating high and low glue dots.

6. Now you can attach a ribbon and hang it your Christmas tree. Or give it as a gift for someone else to hang on their tree.

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Penguin-

You will need:
Cardboard
A jam jar lid
A small piece of black, white, red and orange felt
2 x paperclips
UHU glue
A pair of scissors

1. To make base cover the bottom rim of the jam jar lid with strong glue, place onto a piece of cardboard, leave to dry for a couple of minutes then cut around lid.

2. Using the photo as a guide cut out chest, eyes, wings, beak and bow tie shapes from felt.

3. Position all felt shapes (apart from the wings) onto the front of the jam jar lid and attach using fabric glue.

4. Turn lid over so the cardboard base is facing and using the photo as a guide position wings at sides and two paper clips at the bottom for the feet and attach using strong glue.

5. Cut out a 12cm x 5cm piece of felt and attach ends to top of cardboard base to form a loop for hanging.

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Christmas Pudding-
You will need:
12cm of brown twine (alternatively use ribbon or felt)
A polyester ball (8cm diameter)
A single felting needle
Wool tops – brown, white, red and black
A sewing needle and thread
A clover punch tool
Green felt
A pair of scissors

1. Unravel small tufts of brown wool tops to create loose whispy pieces. Place these on top of your polystyrene ball and using the clover tool punch the wool into it. Continue to add layers of whispy pieces of wool and punch in until the polystyrene ball has been completely covered.

2. For the icing, take long thin pieces of white wool tufts and twist these together. Using photo as a guide position around the polystyrene ball to create a dripping effect and stab with your single felting needle to secure in place. Fill the icing area with layers of larger wispy pieces of white wool and punch with the clover tool.

3. For the fruit, position small wispy pieces of black wool randomly around the bottom and sides and stab with your single felting needle to create little solid circles.

4. To make three berries, wrap small tufts of red wool tops around your index finger to create loose little ball shapes. Position these onto the centre top of the bauble and using your single felting needle repeatedly stab one at a time moulding them into solid ball shapes.

5. Using the photo as a guide, cut out two holly leaf shapes from green felt, position at either side of the berries and attach by stabbing at the bottom edge with your single felting needle.

6. Using a sewing needle and thread, attach a 12cm piece of brown twine to the top of the Christmas pudding to form a loop for hanging.

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Craft Credit to Jen Barton and Stephanie Locsei.

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