Make a Bauble

Perfect for Christmas or for any celebration, these baubles are such fun to make and can be finished in any number of ways, making your creations totally unique.

How to use our ready printed images.

Using a craft knife, scissors or a circle-cutter, carefully cut out the images, not forgetting to include the square tab at the top.
If you want to add colour to your image, do so on the printed side, using the inks or dyes of your choice.
Glitter, Stickles or white gel pen embellishment should be done on the opposite side and left to thoroughly dry.
Remove the top from the bauble. (The easiest way is to simply pull it straight up).

Holding the cut image with the tab at the top, loosely roll the acetate into a tube from the side, and slide it into the bauble. It will spring into position with the tab sitting in the neck of the bauble.
Swizzle the tab so that the edges of your acetate line up with the faint ridge where the two halves of the bauble were joined during manufacture.
Now add a little faux snow, glitter, stars, and the like, into the bottom of the bauble. They look great just like this, or you can let your imagination run wild with tinsel, lametta or feathers behind the image.
Replace the top, ensuring the prongs sit behind the tab.

The outside of the bauble can optionally be decorated using stars, snowflakes or crystals. Thread some ribbon through the top to hang it by, and add a bow if you wish.

Handy Hint: Sit your bauble in the mouth of a coffee mug or a tumbler to keep it steady whilst you fill and decorate it.

The Lavinia Stamps “Make a Bauble” products
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If you are printing your own images.

After purchasing the PDF containing the four specially designed images, you will have received a receipted invoice via email. Within this email (NOT the PayPal receipt) you will find the download link to save the PDF to your computer.

Print the PDF onto suitable inkjet-printable acetate making sure the print size is set at 100%. This is usually the default setting, but it can vary from printer to printer.

This is very important otherwise the image won’t fit correctly into the bauble, so we recommend you first make a test print on ordinary white paper to ascertain that the size is correct. The circular images should be approximately 775mm. If they are not, then consult your printer’s manual and adjust the settings accordingly.

Make sure you print onto the coated side of the film. When using the premium quality film supplied by Lavinia Stamps, the printable (matt coated) side is facing you when the sheet is held with the notch in the top right-hand corner.

Once the ink has thoroughly dried, continue with the above instructions for using ready-printed sheets.

The lovely examples below, created by Lyn Taylor-Lack show how your baubles can be finished and decorated