I found a page over on Facebook called Jamie's Wood Craft. They were offering up these fabulous bauble shapes with names inside. Perfect for personalised Christmas gifts, I thought. So I ordered a few :)
I set to work with some DecoArt acrylic paint, which gave a lovely coverage. I did three coats to give me a lovely smooth finish.
I bought the paint in pale pink, pale blue, Christmas green & Christmas red.
I painted them according to what colour I thought the recipient would like most :)
Then stuck some self-adhesive gemstones on them :)
I used tweezers to pick the stones up, and a darning needle to usher them into place, but I used my finger to make sure they were well pushed on - it was quite sore by the end. Do you see the dent? Crafting injury that :)
On Hope's bauble I gem-stoned her name as well as the bauble edge. I had to do this on her big brother, Harvey's bauble too, as you have to keep them the same you know :)
But all the others I just did the edges as I thought leaving the names plain maybe made them easier to read.
I have to say I am chuffed with how these worked out.
Of course I have to give them out before Christmas day so they can be hung on the Christmas trees. All recipients seem pleased with them so far :)