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The 5 Best Hand Painted Baubles for 2022

The one painted baubles Christmas shopper.

As we look forward to Christmas in 2022, what can you do to make your Christmas tree decorations stand out from the crowd? Look no further than The Olde Christmas Shoppe’s exclusive collection of intricately hand painted baubles! Each of the bauble designs on this list and in our Hand Painted Bauble collection is specially commissioned by our chief elves, before it is carefully hand painted on the inside – yes, the inside! – of the clear glass baubles by our talented friends, making any of these the perfect novelty gift all year around.

We even have a special selection of hand painted baubles that showcase our love of bonnie Scotland, making them a fun Christmas gift to document your travels over the year.

There are bauble designs for everyone in the Hand Painted Bauble section of our website, but in the meantime here is our carefully curated list of our own top 5 favourite hand painted baubles…

1. Hand Painted Nativity Bauble

Hand painted on the interior, this stunning bauble shows a silhouette of the Nativity scene in Bethlehem against a mystical desert backdrop. This Christmas classic comes in its very own padded box, making this the perfect gift for a loved one this Christmas.

Image of our hand painted bauble with Nativity scene
Hand Painted Nativity Scene Bauble

Material: Glass

Dimensions: 7cm x 7cm

Main Colours: Blue, Yellow, Orange, White, Black

Packaging: Green fabric box with white padding, 8cm x 8cm 

Why We Love This Bauble

This is one of our favourite Nativity-themed decorations at The Olde Christmas Shoppe – the vibrant and colourful painting of this famous scene would be eye-catching on any Christmas tree, making this bauble a lovely gift for family members and collectors of all things Nativity. Not to mention the padded box that it comes in – we wish that all Christmas baubles came with such a handy box for packing away and storing in January!

2. Hand Painted Scottish Ben Lomond Bauble

These beautiful hand painted baubles are detailed on the inside, lovingly decorated with images of Scotland’s Loch Lomond and Loch Lomond. A great memento for someone who used to live in bonnie Scotland or who fell in love with our lovely local area after a visit, this bauble comes with its own handy padded box for safe travel and storage.

Image of our hand painted Scottish bauble with Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond
Hand Painted Bauble showing Ben Lomond, Loch Lomond and the Maid of the Loch.

Material: Glass

Dimensions: 7cm x 7cm

Main Colours: Blue, Green, White

Packaging: Green fabric box with white padding, 8cm x 8cm

Why We Love This Bauble

As a small Christmas Shoppe in the west of Scotland, we especially love the way this memorable and unique bauble showcases the natural beauty of our local area and the landmarks around Loch Lomond – for this reason, it is also one of our most popular souvenir baubles amongst customers visiting or ordering from all over the world who want to have their own little piece of Scotland!

Aesthetically, the beautiful blues and greens and the amazing level of detail on these painted baubles really pop on any tree, especially blue or nautical themed Christmas displays.

3. Hand Painted Highland Dancers Bauble

Bring home a slice of Scotland with this stunning hand painted bauble, decorated with images of three Scottish country dancers in different colourful highland tartans.  These images are painted expertly on the inside of the clear glass bauble, presented in a beautiful padded gift box.

Three hand painted Scottish highland dancers on bauble
Hand painted Highland Dancers on Glass Bauble

Material: Glass

Dimensions: 7cm x 7cm

Colours: Clear, Red, Blue, Green, Yellow

Packaging: Green fabric box with white padding, 8cm x 8cm

Why We Love This Bauble

We just love the way that this crystal clear bauble really shows off the amazing brushwork that goes into our hand painted baubles, from the colourful tartans on display to the extremely intricate detailing of the dancers themselves. Of all of our hand painted baubles, this particular design always blows our minds!

4. Hand Painted Snowy Church Scene

Check out this beautiful glass bauble, hand painted on the inside with the most stunning winter church and forest scene. This bauble also comes with its own handy little gift box perfect for gifting and storing!

Hand painted bauble with winter scene and church
Hand painted bauble with winter scene and church

Material: Glass

Dimensions: 7cm x 7cm

Colours: Blue, White, Yellow, Green

Packaging: Green fabric box with white padding, 8cm x 8cm

Why We Love This Bauble:

With its classic cosy and wintery scene, this is definitely one of the prettiest in our hand painted baubles collection – we especially love the ombré-layered night sky and landscape, and the amazing detail that has been put into the textured fir trees. This is also a fairly versatile decoration that would stand out on any Christmas tree for all of the best reasons.

5. Hand Painted ‘Lest We Forget’ Poppy Bauble

Check out this beautiful hand painted glass bauble, decorated with a trio of lovely red poppies on a crisp white background with the powerful message “Lest We Forget”.  Images painted on the inside of the bauble, bauble presented in a beautiful gift box.

Hand painted poppy bauble with ‘Lest We Forget’ message

Material: Glass

Dimensions: 7cm x 7cm

Colours: Red, White, Black

Packaging: Green fabric box with white padding, 8cm x 8cm

Why We Love This Bauble

This bauble is one very close to all of our hearts, not just because of the beautifully detailed poppy flowers and distinctly festive red and crisp white colouring but because of what it represents to us and our customers. The emblazoned words “Lest We Forget” are deeply meaningful, usually associated with Remembrance Sunday and the famous Poppy Appeal which remembers our fallen soldiers and raises funds to improve the lives of serving and ex-forces members in the UK, and so to show our support for this cause we have decided to donate £1 from every purchase of these elegant painted baubles to the Poppy Appeal Scotland!

There are plenty of other fabulous hand painted baubles to see both on our website and in store, as well as at many of our markets out and about. Be sure to check out our other blogs for more Christmas decorating and gifting inspiration – maybe you can start your own Christmas tradition and gift novelty baubles to your loved ones each year?

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