The Holiday Tree Decor You Will Keep Forever

Do you decorate a tree for the holidays? This little post is going to show you just how to create some lovely tree baubles you will want to keep forever!

 Beautiful Hand Painted Baubles from the simple 'How To' instructional.  |  fionadebell.com

Beautiful Hand Painted Baubles from the simple 'How To' instructional.  |  fionadebell.com

Sometimes it is really lovely to sit back and enjoy simplicity.

When simple also equals beautiful then it is even more fun!

These Holiday Tree Decorations are both beautiful and something you will want to get out year after year!

This Super simple DIY will show you 3 different looks that are so each to achieve you can even do them with the kids!

 This is the fourth project in our series of holiday makes and here is a list of products you will need.  |  fionadebell.com
 Beautiful Hand Painted Tree Baubles.  |   fionadebell.com

Beautiful Hand Painted Tree Baubles.  |   fionadebell.com

What do you think? Hand painted and very beautiful. You have to believe me when I tell you, you can do this in just a few minutes!

 The Products you will need to create hand painted baubles.  |  fionadebell.com

The Products you will need to create hand painted baubles.  |  fionadebell.com

Step 1.

Gather your materials.

  • Clear plastic (or glass) tree baubles
  • Acrylic Craft Paints (metallics, red, brown or just the primary colours)
  • An old gift card or hotel key
  • A small paint brush
  • Paper Plate
  • Kitchen Paper
  • Sanding pad (optional)

I bought my baubles at Michaels but you can get them all over the place.  You could even paint over old baubles you no longer like!

Before we start I want to give a huge shout out to Anna of the Toronto Home Show with whom I collaborated on this blog and she is the amazing photographer! See her version HERE.

 Mix yellow & red paint to create a bright orange berry colour.   |  fionadebell.com

Mix yellow & red paint to create a bright orange berry colour.   |  fionadebell.com

Once I gathered my kit I started out by mixing my colours. If you have bought your red/bown ready mixed you can skip this step.

 Mix together yellow, red & blue paint to make brown.  |  fionadebell.com

Mix together yellow, red & blue paint to make brown.  |  fionadebell.com

Step 2.

To create a bright orangey red I mixed yellow and red and to create brown I mixed blue and red.

 Mix paint colours together to create the colours you want.   |  fionadebell.com

Mix paint colours together to create the colours you want.   |  fionadebell.com

Step 3.

I took my old gift card and using the brown paint I created 'twigs' around the bauble. Dont worry - if you go wrong you can simply wipe it off!

 Apply Paint to a clear bauble using an old gift card.  | fionadebell.com

Apply Paint to a clear bauble using an old gift card.  | fionadebell.com

Step 4.

Next I used the non-bristle end of my paint brush to create 'Berries'. See - I told you it was easy!

 Use the non-bristle end of your brush to add the 'berries' to your ornament.  |  fionadebell.com

Use the non-bristle end of your brush to add the 'berries' to your ornament.  |  fionadebell.com

So pretty, and you can have plenty of attempts since the paint will wipe right off when it is still wet if you dont like it!

You could finish there, but I have 2 other looks to show you!

 Clear bauble with berries painted on it.  |  fionadebell.com

Clear bauble with berries painted on it.  |  fionadebell.com

Step 5.

To add some extra sparkle I decided some of my ornaments would look really pretty with a pearl behind the berries, so I poured in pearl coloured acrylic paint.

 Pour paint inside a clear ornament to add some shimmer.  |  fionadebell.com

Pour paint inside a clear ornament to add some shimmer.  |  fionadebell.com

Step 6.

I 'Swirled' the paint until the inside was fully covered.

 Swirl paint inside an ornament to create shimmer.  |  fionadebell.com

Swirl paint inside an ornament to create shimmer.  |  fionadebell.com

Step 6.

Replace the 'topper' once the paint is dry!

 Pretty Christmas Bauble hand painted.  |  fionadebell.com

Step 7.

For a different look I took another bauble and lightly sanded the outside to create a 'key' ready to paint.

 Try colouring the outside of a bauble with pretty gold paint.  | fionadebell.com
 Sand the outside of a clear plastic bauble prior to painting.  |  fionadebell.com

Sand the outside of a clear plastic bauble prior to painting.  |  fionadebell.com

Step 8.

Using Dollar Store Metallic Gold paint I dabbed 2 coats of paint lightly over the entire bauble.

gold_painted_bauble
 2 coats of gold paint on a clear plastic bauble.  |  fionadebell.com

2 coats of gold paint on a clear plastic bauble.  |  fionadebell.com

Once dry I repeated the steps above.  Do it in exactly the same way!

This time however you cannot easily wipe away any mistakes!

 Pretty hand painted bauble application of the berries to create an image.  |  fionadebell.com

Pretty hand painted bauble application of the berries to create an image.  |  fionadebell.com

They look so pretty and make you feel like a real artist! You can use this same technique on cards or wrapping paper for something really special!

 Beautiful Hand Painted Baubles.  | fionadebell.com

Beautiful Hand Painted Baubles.  | fionadebell.com

Be sure to let me know if you have a go!