8 ways to decorate Christmas tree baubles

Babies and toddlers are fascinated by colourful, glittery Christmas ornaments. But many decorations are delicate and don’t survive a close encounter with curious little hands. Here are tips for decorating a new set of Christmas tree baubles together.

BABYBJÖRN Magazine – Crafts with kids: Christmas tree baubles
Make personalised Christmas tree baubles with glitter, green sprigs and paper.
Photo: Ida Köhler

You can buy fillable baubles in clear plastic online or from craft shops, but obviously you can add your own embellishments to any Christmas tree baubles.

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For an outdoorsy Scandinavian look, place small sprigs of fir, holly or other green plants in the bauble. Go for a walk together to collect twigs and greenery, or cut some shoots from your houseplants. Remember to choose plants that can survive for a while without withering.

BABYBJÖRN Magazine – Crafts with kids: Christmas tree baubles

Paper

For a more stylistic Christmas tree bauble, fill it with a strip of tissue paper, tie hemp string through the top, and write a seasonal message with a label maker or by hand with a marker pen.

BABYBJÖRN Magazine – Crafts with kids: Christmas tree baubles

Pipe cleaners

Twist together two tinsel pipe cleaners into a candy cane or use pipe cleaners in different colours to make a festive tinsel tangle. The beauty of pipe cleaners is how easy it is to take them out and change them.

BABYBJÖRN Magazine – Crafts with kids: Christmas tree baubles

Glitter

Do you feel the festive season is the one time when less isn’t more? Then let’s get out the glitter!

The more you mess, the more festive it gets!

Brush glue on half of the bauble and dip it in glitter. Fill another bauble with glitter confetti and paint pretty patterns on a third bauble with glitter glue. Sprinkle a little loose glitter in the same colour over the glue for an extra sparkling effect. The best thing about glitter is the more you mess, the more festive it gets!

Text and photos: Ida Köhler