Adding a ribbon to the bauble

Make your own Christmas baubles

Impress your guests by making festive decorations with materials gathered from the garden. We show you how.

In the depths of winter, fresh greenery gathered from the garden can brighten up your home and reconnect you with nature. One way to use this material is to create your own Christmas baubles – it’s super-easy to do, the results are gorgeous and you’ll save money, too. Here, we’ve used a colour scheme of gold and navy, and filled the baubles with a mixture of yew, eucalyptus and holly. You could vary the design by choosing a different colour scheme or adding other evergreens.

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In the depths of winter, fresh greenery gathered from the garden can brighten up your home and reconnect you with nature. One way to use this material is to create your own Christmas baubles – it’s super-easy to do, the results are gorgeous and you’ll save money, too. Here, we’ve used a colour scheme of gold and navy, and filled the baubles with a mixture of yew, eucalyptus and holly. You could vary the design by choosing a different colour scheme or adding other evergreens.

More Christmas inspiration:

Find out how to make your own Christmas baubles, below

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You Will Need

  • Empty glass baubles
  • Greenery from the garden, we used eucalyptus, yew and holly
  • Festive ribbon
  • Spray paint, we used gold
  • Tweezers

Step 1

Fill your baubles with items such as blue spruce and eucalyptus. Consider spraying some of the greenery first – we sprayed the eucalyptus gold. Use tweezers to arrange the greenery inside the bauble.

Fill the baubles with greenery from the garden
Fill the baubles with greenery from the garden

Step 2

Close the bauble with the cap and use gold or navy ribbon – or even colourful twine – to make a hanging loop.

Adding a ribbon to the bauble
Adding a ribbon to the bauble

Step 3

Gently hang the baubles from the outer branches of the tree, so they stand out.

Hang the baubles from the outer branches of the tree
Hang the baubles from the outer branches of the tree
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In the depths of winter, fresh greenery gathered from the garden can brighten up your home and reconnect you with nature. One way to use this material is to create your own Christmas baubles – it’s super-easy to do, the results are gorgeous and you’ll save money, too. Here, we’ve used a colour scheme of gold and navy, and filled the baubles with a mixture of yew, eucalyptus and holly. You could vary the design by choosing a different colour scheme or adding other evergreens.

More Christmas inspiration:

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