Christmas crafts: How to make a rustic bauble

Step by step guide to making your own rustic Christmas bauble

How to make a rustic Christmas bauble

You can use any manner of leaves, moss, berries and even feathers to make this decoration, as long as they can fit through the narrow neck of the bauble. We love the fir as it rests against the sides, making it look almost nest-like.

Candy cane lollipops from BBC Good Food

Allow the foliage to dry out as much as possible beforehand as it will avoid condensation build-up inside the bauble and ruin the pretty effect.


You Will Need

  • A clear glass bauble, (we bought ours at The Range for £1)
  • Foliage
  • tweezers
  • Ribbon to hang your bauble

Step 1

Select your chosen foliage and cut it to size with scissors, snipping off any straggly ends that could break off.

Step 2

Carefully pinch off the metal cap on the bauble (it has sharp prongs, so take care). Set aside.

Step 3

Using the tweezers, push the leaves and berries inside the neck of the bauble and move around until they are in the desired position.

Step 4

Replace the metal cap and give the bauble a polish with a soft duster to remove finger prints. Attach a ribbon to hang.