Admittedly, this is the first time I’ve put effort into decorating for Christmas. But with the warm, comforting roasts that are on the menu, mulled wine that must be consumed and London at it’s twinkly, festive best, it’s very hard to resist getting into the Christmas spirit. The northern hemisphere definitely knows how to do Christmas right, and I’ve been endlessly inspired by the dozens of craft and hand made markets happening every weekend.
Spurred on by the infectious Yuletide spirit, I decided to put some effort into a very tiny tree this year, and have a go at some crafts that have been saved on my Pinterest board for ever.
These DIY Marbled Nail Polish Christmas Baubles are not only a great excuse to use up all your old nail polishes, they will look gorgeous on any tree. They require little effort, materials and cost, and are so easy to do, they make for a great crafternoon with friends and family.
All you need is some clear baubles (available in most craft stores or online) some nail polish, and a bit of wrist flexing!
Here are some tips to help you get started:
1.First, dig out those nail polishes at the bottom of your make up drawer. Three colours works well; try using a dark, medium and light combination and adding some glitter and gold nail polish will really make the bauble sparkle under your Christmas lights. Make sure they’re not dry or gluggy if they’re old.
2.Lay down some paper and have some nail polisher remover on hand in case things get messy. Be sure to do this in a well ventilated area as the fumes from the nail polish can be overwhelming!
3.Remove the top of the bauble and set aside. Simply pour one colour at a time into the bauble, and swirl until you get the desired effect. You can top up with more nail polish if you feel you need to.
4.Once you’re happy with the effect, lay down a cup cake case and set the bauble with the opening facing down. Leave for 24 hours.
5. Hang on your Christmas tree!
I absolutely love these and making these is such fun way to spend an afternoon. It’s going to be tough, but I’m going to part with a couple and personalise them for a special gift.
Have you made any of your own Christmas decorations this year? Let me know by commenting below!