floral bauble decorations

December 16, 2011  in diy craft projects, flowers, interior styling

sania pell christmas baubles

Why not turn simple clear glass baubles into mini vases and display beautiful little clippings of flora and fauna?

Here is Part 2 of my recent collaboration with talented photographer Uli Schade. We removed the metal tops from these Paperchase baubles by gently squeezing and pulling them off then added some water and pushed in the pretty and appropriate, pale green Christmas Rose flower (Helleborus niger) and a little Spruce fir tree cutting. We added just a touch of water so as not to make the baubles too heavy and used tweezers to position the foliage and ensure the flower faced upwards.

sania pell christmas baubles

Natural string is used as ties and little offcuts of orange ribbon from VV Rouleaux add a vibrant pop of colour. You can add more water as it dries out or replace the flowers if they deteriorate. When packing the baubles away, remove the metal hangers, tip the water away and use tweezers to remove the foliage. Then rinse, leave to dry then replace the top and pack away for another year.

sania pell christmas baubles

Another simple idea to make your Christmas decorations something different this year.

Pop back for part 3 in the next few days.


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  1. Beautiful (as always) and inspiring! I have lots of little succulent clippings – they hardly need any water and would look great inside one of these baubles. Paperchase and VV Rouleaux – two of my favourite shops – lucky for me I’m London bound in 3 days!

  2. HI Wow! what an idea ! What a concept ! Beautiful .. Amazing …thank you!

  3. judith b. says:

    Adore this series! Thank you for sharing: although I have put little things inside glass baubles, including greens I would never have thought of adding a little water! The painted baubles with neon pink caps are wonderful too!

  4. Jo says:

    Fab idea! So simple and understated. I would have never thought of adding some water and a real flower. I’m going to have to try it now! Thnx xx

  5. Rona says:

    Hi Sania. What a lovely idea! So simple, yet so effective…!
    In particular, I love the hellebore :-).
    Rona x

  6. lovely idea, I will try this one too!

  7. Sania Pell says:

    Thank you for your lovely comments! x

  8. Wow! what a beautiful idea of flower decoration. It is really a new concept. I had never thought about this type of floral decoration.

  9. Kate Durrant says:

    Lovely idea, unfortunately cannot find any clear glass baubles for love nor money (none on Paperchase website). Can anyone help?? (I live in London) xx

  10. Lisa Gould says:

    This is such a good idea and i would love to use them for my wedding. I can not find any clear glass baubles. Any ideas where I can get them from?

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  12. Steve says:

    Looks fab! I will try that one.

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Sania Pell freelance interior stylist London.

Sania Pell is a freelance interior stylist, art/creative director and consultant based in London. She is a Contributing Stylist at Elle Decoration magazine, with whom she has worked for over 20 years, and is well known for bringing a unique aspect to photographic shoots for national publications, leading international brands and retailers as well as style consultancy for architects and property developers. She is the author of best-selling book The Homemade Home and The Homemade Home for Children. A trained, former textile designer, Sania is also involved in many multi-disciplinary creative projects.

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