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Christmas Bauble Papercraft Project

6 November 2019

Add a handmade touch to your Christmas decorations this year with these lively Christmas paper baubles!

Level: Medium

Click here for a PDF version of this project.


  • Printable Christmas Bauble templates (pages 4 to 6)
  • Selection of Coloured Paper, A4 - we used Livano Light Card and Fabriano Tiziano Paper
  • UHU Glue Stick
  • Scissors or X-acto Knife
  • Cutting Mat (if using X-acto Knife)
  • Tape
  • Tombow MONO Permanent Adhesive Runner
  • Hole Punch (optional)


How to do it

  1. Print Christmas bauble templates (pages 4 to 6), onto plain A4 paper.
    Cut around the outlines provided (leaving a clear border around the edges), before placing on the corresponding coloured card and sticking down along the edges with tape to secure it. Use your scissors or X-acto knife to cut out all the elements on coloured card.
    Tip: For ease-of-use, you can also use a Tombow Mono permanent adhesive runner to help stick the edges of the template to the coloured card.
  2. Bauble Bases Construction:
    For both the large and small bauble, the steps to construct their bases are exactly the same, despite their different sizes. After cutting out the required shapes, glue Part A to Part B, using the upper edge and corners to line up the two parts neatly. Take the two sections of Part D (left and right ribbon loops) and glue them behind Part C to create your ‘ribbon knot.’ Once completed, the ribbon piece can be firmly stuck behind the bauble top (combined Parts A and B), before they are both secured behind the main bauble body (Part F). Part E can then be glued at the back of the bauble.
  3. Large Bauble Pattern Construction:
    Using the template guide, cut out the top details (Part A) and glue them to Part B so the colours alternate. Once Parts A and B have been combined, glue them on top of Part C, making sure to leave equal space on either side so the border is even. Glue this to Part D, again checking to make sure that the border on either side is nice and even –once done, the pattern can then be stuck to the large bauble base.
  4. Small Bauble Pattern Construction:
    Stick the stars (Part A) to Part B –there should be one to the left side and one in the middle, leaving the right side blank (which will be covered by the larger bauble once completed). Then, glue Part B to Part C, leaving equal space on either edge to allow for an even border. Secure this to the small bauble base.
  5. Small Bauble Stitching:
    Take your two baubles and glue the right side of the small bauble behind the large bauble as per the template guide provided.
    IDEA: For a cute Christmas bauble that you can hang up as decoration, skip Parts C/D/E in ‘Bauble Bases Construction –Step 2’ and use a hole punch at the top of the baubles. Thread a ribbon of your choice through each hole to tie a bow, or even just a simple loop so it can be hung up!

 

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