How to Make Crochet Christmas Baubles (better than Spotlight!)

diy Christmas Baubles
First, I would like to thank you all first for continuing to visit my blog! I always feel happy sharing with my stories about travel, lifestyle, a little beauty tips, and recently some of my special hobbies. Living here in Australia is such a beautiful experience, and I feel like being a kid again, especially living here in Gippsland, Victoria.

Things are starting to do well here in Victoria, and we are currently enjoying a little freedom of movement following the mandated guidelines of restrictions, and safety.

We can now enjoy more walks around the town and visit the parks for exercise. After all, it is the spring season, and it would be a shame not to enjoy this beautiful nature. 

If you have been following my Instagram posts, I’ve been enjoying upcycling fabrics and turning them into wearable dresses! There are still many projects waiting to be processed, but I decided to take a break and focus my attention on another hobby!



Ohh, did I mention that I already installed our Christmas tree?!

Apparently, Aussies doesn’t do Christmas decorations months in-advance the way Filipinos are. I guess this is one of the things I will miss the Philippines. You will see many shops getting ready to displays their new Christmas decorations stocks in the first week of September. And try visiting a Filipino home and you’ll find that that shiny red and green combo, all dominating the whole décor. 

Now, I am bringing the Filipino Christmas feels here in our Australian home. My Christmas tree is now up, and we installed colorful fairy lights that I got from eBay. 

That is why I’m here sharing you how to make crochet Christmas bauble!
And yes, I am serious when I said – better than Spotlight.

You see, I love having things fancy but different from the rest. The fashion world calls it curated. I love curating things for myself and gives me so much joy being different.


Materials needed:
diy christmas baubles

Polystyrene balls – it is lightweight and won’t break easily.
Acrylic yarn of your choice (either you bought it brand new or you got it from the op shop)
Crochet hook
A pair of scissors (apology, mine is rusty but served me well)
Some fancy sticker sheets (I chose the metallic stars and rhinestones)
some ribbons of your choice.
Needles and thread

diy christmas baubles

Where should I begin?

You see, I am always fascinated with traditional crafting and one of these is making amigurumi. Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn but instead of using fiber filling or scrap fabric, in this tutorial, I used the polystyrene balls. 




Using the basic double stitching crochet, I wrapped this polystyrene ball with my chosen red and white acrylic yarn. There is no specific pattern I could share but hope the pictures can do justice. 

diy christmas baubles

diy christmas baubles

Red and white are the best traditional Christmas color theme, and this 2020 deserves a great Christmas celebration despite the many challenges we are facing right now.

There is NO EXCUSE to celebrate Christmas!

diy christmas baubles

diy christmas baubles

Time for decorating these balls!

I got these sparkly metallic stars and rhinestones stickers from Umart which are perfect décor for my crochet baubles. 




diy christmas baubles

diy christmas baubles

These stickers are great, especially if you don’t have a glue gun with you.

diy christmas baubles

Then attached ribbons on the top and secure it by sewing it. Then finished it with that little sparkle to the center to hide the thread. 

And here’s my finished crochet Christmas baubles!

diy christmas baubles

diy christmas baubles
Isn’t they both look adorable?!




I am delighted with these results and I’m thinking of making a few for my Christmas tree. This is also a great Christmas gift for your friends. It is personal, curated and one of a kind because it is hand-crafted. 
There will be more design I have in mind and I would be happy to share with you my works. 


Are you also excited for Christmas?!



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  1. That is such an awesome idea! I actually love to knit and crochet, so I think I'll be making a few of these for the tree and around the house.

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  2. I sometimes wonder how you never run out of ideas! I guess your days are never boring because you can always come up with something to create and you can make whatever you want at home. Thanks for reminding us that Christmas is fast approaching. We should never lose the spirit.

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    1. Aww thank you CA! Indeed, I got so many ideas in my head and always excited to create new projects. I had my dull moments too. Last year, I wasn't blogging well and even pending my crafting projects coz I don't have the motivation, and my situation never fits. Now, it is way better and I am more happy to continue my passion.

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  3. These Crochet Christmas Baubles are a really great idea, a few years ago I crocheted snowflakes for Christmas decorations and decorated them with glitter and now we have been decorating the Christmas tree and rooms with them for two years. It's time for new decorations! Thanks for the idea!

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    1. Aww I should try making snowflakes too! This is the first time I tried crocheting for Christmas decor, and I am enjoying it.

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  4. Wow this is so beautiful and creative. My mom does good crochet work, will share with her. I alos had learnt from her, this is superb idea

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    1. That's awesome! It is hard to resist those colorful wools.

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  5. I'm really bad at anything to do with crafts, but this is such a cute idea and the end product looks really nice. I might have to give it a go this Christmas!

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  6. OMG how cute are these?! You make it look so easy too. I am going to share this with my crafty crocheting friend. I bet they would sell well too!

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  7. Wow! I like your Crochet Christmas Baubles! You are really an artisan! So good. I hope I can do this soon.

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  8. yeah!! I am really excited for xmas, my fav festival celebration of a year, hope by then pandemic will be stable & go away. Love this xmas DIY ideas, gonna making mine too. cheers, siennylovesdrawing

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    1. Let's celebrate Christmas and wish that our new year will be much better!

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  9. These are so cute. I would have never thought to do something like that.

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  10. These are so pretty! Your stitches are so perfect and straight. I was never able to do that with mine, but one of my daughters can knit and crochet perfectly. Thank you for the idea!

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  11. These are gorgeous gift ideas! Great tutorial!

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  12. This is a great idea for the holidays. I have cats, and these are perfect because they won't break!

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    1. That is true! I will also make a special bauble for my cat. She loves playing with wools.

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  13. LOL that is true that Filipinos celebrate Christmas as soon as the BER months came through and I love it! Making crochet christmas baubles is such a fun idea! It can turn into an activity that kids can do too. Thanks for sharinf your projects with us!

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  14. What a fun decoration! And they aren't breakable!

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    1. That is true! Collecting glass baubles are lovely, but the scare of them as breakable gives me anxiety :)

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  15. that looks so fun and easy to do. Ill give it a try with my kids

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