Friday, 22 November 2013

Polka Doodles #47: Christmas Ornament

Wheeeee...... it's Friday and the weekend is nigh. And here's another reason to be's time for new PolkaDoodles challenge. This week we're doing Christmas and we want you make Anything Christmas and if you are feeling particularly crafty, why not be Inspired by A Carol ... or any other of your fave festive tune.  

In our home, Bing Crosby takes centre stage as we haul down our box of Christmas decorations and struggle to keep up with him. To put it plainly: Bing = Baubles

So I decided to make these paper beauties using some fabulous papers from 2 Christmas CDs by Polka Doodles: Angelberry and Home For Christmas.  And you know what? I believe "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas"!  

I'm doing traditional Christmas colours here. Made of paper, it weighs next to nothing and is perfect for hanging just about anywhere.

I know pink is big this Christmas so I've incorporated it into this pastel bauble.Love the delicate snowflakes on the polkadot papers.

Here they are together. I've made them plain, no embellishment for you to have an idea what they look like. I think these babies look fab as they are...but of course feel free to accidentally tip your glitter pot over them. I'm sure they won't mind a little sparkle.  

These baubles are so pretty and versatile you can make it for any occasion. For example, use pastel colours for baby showers, bright cheerful papers for birthdays, delicate shimmery papers for weddings.... the possibilities are endless. And the good news is all of PolkaDoodles' CD collections include really pretty papers that are perfect for this project.

Want to know how I made this? Well, I'll be posting a tutorial over at the PolkaDoodles Challenge blog on Sunday. Make sure you swing by and we'll have you making baubles all year 'round!

In the meantime, why not check out the rest of the DT and be inspired by their gorgeous creations. Remember, there are some pretty awesome prizes up for grabs. You don't want to miss out on that, do you? Of course not!

I'll be dangling my baubles to there challenges. Join me?

As You Like It #15 - Spots or Stripes? - Spots because they go with everything and don't make me look fat! LOL
Cute Card Thursday #296 - Anything But A Card
Make It Monday #167 - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers #55 - Anything But A Card
Delightful Challenges - Anything But A Card
Creative Knockout #12 - Snowflakes - on the pink and green bauble
Moving Along With The Times - Music Inspired - "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas"

That's all from me. Be sure to drop in on Sunday for the tutorial. In the meantime, have  a sing-along with Mr Crosby.

It's been a nippy few days. Keep those fingers and toes warm....while you craft on! Thanks for stopping by!


Update: Tutorial for the Paper Bauble is here.


  1. So pretty are these baubles .Beautiful papers too . Thanks for sharing these on Make it Monday

  2. These are fabulous Asha they remind me of when I was young we used to make this sort of thing out of old christmas cards and use them to decorate the house.
    Kevin xx

  3. Such pretty ornaments, Asha! Love the design and pretty papers you used!

  4. These are so beautiful Asha - can't wait to see the tutorial! TFS and have a great weekend.

  5. Great baubles Asha, I cheated and bought a kit to make these!! Christmas spirit has arrived here too. We all watched The Miracle on 34th Street last night!! Have a good weekend xx

  6. These are so pretty !!! LOVE them !!! hugs xx

  7. Oh wow these are gorgeous ornaments Asha!! I love the papers you've used for them! So festive and fun! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend! HUGS

  8. Sweet ornament. Love it. Thanks for joining our Anything But a Card Challenge Delightful Challenges.


  9. These are so pretty sweetie.

    Have a good weekend.


  10. Oh I love the lovely ornament. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

  11. Really cute baubles! Love the colours & papers you have used!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  12. How sweet they must have taken ages asha. Xx

  13. Dangling your baubles, hmm? I snorted at that ;) I can't wait to see your tutorial - these are just fabulous!!


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