This year I've decided to create some fun new table decorations to brighten up our festive get together. Roll on the giant candy ornaments! If you're on a tight budget and are looking for a playful and bright way to bring a little fun into your home, this is the DIY for you. My favourite thing about these is they're great props, cute tree decorations and they're not too seasonal; they'll be a sure hit for birthdays, easter and high noon tea party celebrations too :D
To make your own set of these lovely sweetie decorations all you'll need is some cheerful baubles (these cost me only £1 in a local shop for 6!), some clear cellophane as used by local florists some cute string and your favourite pair of scissors...
To begin, trim off the ribbon loops from your baubles - if you're feeling particularly thrifty you can use these remnants for tying later too.
Next, cut out a large rectangular piece of your clear cellophane wrapping. It needs to be long enough to wrap all the way around your bauble and wide enough to leave a few inches excess at the sides.
Making sure your bauble is sitting so the holes are facing the ends, twist both sides of your cellophane wrapping so it's all tucked up inside as shown above.
Next, cut off two little bits of string and tie each side securely closed. You'll need to double knot them so they don't unravel. Once you're happy with your knots, trim off excess string and you're good to go...
What do you think? Given my massive sweet-tooth these are pretty much my idea of heaven. I think they're going to be a great focal point at dinner too!
We hope you have fun making some for your celebrations. With so many beautiful baubles available you'll be able to work them into any colour scheme and any occasion. Sweeeeet!