DIY Alice in Wonderland Baubles

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1 Hour

Did you know you can print images onto baubles using Mod Podge? That is what I did to make these fun Alice in Wonderland baubles. Last year I made some cool vintage images and dictionary baubles using decoupage (see here), this time I printed the images directly onto the baubles.

I used ceramic baubles for this craft from my local craft store. However, you can paint old baubles with white primer paint and use them instead if you can't find ceramic baubles.

I love Alice in Wonderland and went to an exhibition of Alice three times this year at the V&A museum in London. I love the original illustrations which are available to print for free from my blog in small or large sizes ( link in bio at the end).

It's best to use a photocopy of the prints that are on my site. The hardest thing is deciding which image to use for your bauble.

When you have decided on one, cut it out. It's ok to have a small border.

Next, paste the image with Mod Podge, until it is covered.

Then stick the image face down onto the bauble. Make sure you press it down fully to the bauble. Then leave it for a few good hours, or even better overnight to dry fully.

Then get a bowl of water and a sponge and wet the paper.

Next, rub away the wet paper with your thumb. The image should appear printed on the bauble. You may need to do this a few times to get rid of all the paper.

You can leave the bauble as it is, but I wanted mine to look a bit more festive and colourful.

So I painted the bauble with watercolour ink and added a glitter border around the image.

I ended up making three of these baubles all with different Alice in Wonderland images you can see on the blog.

If Alice is not your thing then you can use other images to print on the baubles. I have a collection of vintage Scandinavian Gnome illustrations on the blog (see here), which I think will work really well with these Christmas ornaments.

Suggested materials:
  • Ceramic Baubles
  • Mod Podge
  • Watercolour paint
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Claire Armstrong
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  • Dl.5660408 Dl.5660408 on Dec 11, 2021

    I love Alice in Wonderland too, especially the Cheshire Cat! This is such a simple technique!

  • KB KB on Dec 11, 2021

    Love it! Don't forget that you will get a mirror image of your print! Going to try some, thanks for the inspiration!