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Cute paper-mâché baubles
Inspired by a project in the family section of The Guardian. I came up with these cute baubles.
NOTE: The time does not include drying time

Posted by Martha from Wantage, England, United Kingdom • Published See Martha's 19 projects »
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  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Snowman And Penguin Baubles - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find an old lightbulb that you don't want any more.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Snowman And Penguin Baubles - Step 2
    Step 2

    If you want to reuse your light bulb you can try rubbing it with Vaseline or petroleum jelly and then later cutting the paper-mâché layers off.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Snowman And Penguin Baubles - Step 3
    Step 3

    Then cover the lightbulb in a layer of paper-mâché. (Cut up newspaper and watered down glue)

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Snowman And Penguin Baubles - Step 4
    Step 4

    To make it easier you can prop up your light bulb in a thermos flask or plastic bottle. Remember to attach a piece of string or thread for hanging it up.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Snowman And Penguin Baubles - Step 5
    Step 5

    Leave the newspaper layer to dry. It might be best to leave it overnight.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Snowman And Penguin Baubles - Step 6
    Step 6

    After The Newspaper is dry cover the Bulb in a thin layer of kitchen roll or tissue paper to make a smother painting surface.

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Snowman And Penguin Baubles - Step 7
    Step 7

    Then leave the Bulb to dry again.

  • Step 8

    When the bulb is dry you can paint it. I've done a penguin but I think a snowman would work as well. Or you could just do whatever takes your fancy!

  • How to make a Christmas tree ornament. Snowman And Penguin Baubles - Step 9
    Step 9

    To Decorate your penguin Cut out wings and a beak out of paper and paint them then stick on with PVA. Then Voila! One penguin Bauble!

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SuJaIrSm
SuJaIrSm · London, GB · 5 projects
love, love, love it! I am SOOOO gonna try this!
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Cat
Cat · Dover, Delaware, US · 20 projects
great recycling! my bathroom light just blew...i know what it's time for =]
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