Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Hearts out on a Limb; Simple Idea for Customised Baubles to Match Your Christmas Theme

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Hearts out on a Limb; Simple Idea for Customised Baubles to Match Your Christmas Theme

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Byline: BIANCA CLARE

GROWING up, decorating the Christmas tree was a family affair.

We would all gather around the dusty storage box on December 1 which contained the tinsel, the lights, the stockings, the ornaments and the baubles.

We would laugh and recall memories from years gone by as each little parcel was unwrapped and tenderly placed on the tree.

By the time we finished, the branches would feature an eclectic collection of primary school projects, Nanna's hand-me-downs and Boxing Day bargains.

This week's do-it-yourself Christmas bauble project was inspired by this type of nostalgia.

First step was to buy a base for the bauble creation to begin. Spotlight sells 60mm decofoam hearts in four-pack for $2.99.

Next I headed to the op-shop to buy a super cheap book for $2 to use during the papier mache process.

I bought one that had vintage typewriter style font.

Using scissors I cut up a dozen book pages into small strips of different lengths. …

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