Christmas Tree Baubles
Decorating the Christmas tree is one of the highlights of the festive season for most households. There is nothing quite like gathering all of your colourful Christmas tree baubles and decorations together and deciding how to adorn the tree.
The Tradition of Christmas Glass Baubles
Tinsel, lights, and a variety of other bright and cheerful elements can be added but no tree would be complete without the wonderful Christmas tree baubles that we all love so much. Originally Christmas trees were decorated with apples, candy canes and pastries. Many families then started to fashion home-made decorations to brighten their displays. The glass baubles that are now such an important element of tree decorating didn't appear until late in the 16th century and there is evidence to suggest that they were an accidental invention.
Hans Greiner and Christoph Muller founded a glass factory in Lauscha, Germany which fashioned a variety of glass pieces that were hand blown. At the end of each day the thirsty artisans would take a drink and under the influence of alcohol played games to see who could blow the biggest bubble of glass without it shattering. The resulting balls were taken by the wives, silvered and sold at the Christmas markets. These and the factory's strings of glass beads proved to be incredibly popular amongst those who could afford them.
In the 19th century the arrival of gas made blowing glass much easier and it became possible to produce much thinner pieces. The baubles were more practical and affordable and their popularity began spreading across the world. In the latter part of the century mass production began and the world of Christmas decorations has never looked back.
Huge Variety of Christmas Tree Baubles
Today baubles are produced from a variety of materials and in every colour of the rainbow. It is possible to decorate your tree in any style you choose and to complement your home décor. At Inspirations we have a huge collection of Christmas tree baubles at amazing prices for you so you can really go to town!
Our collection features both traditional colours and the more avant garde. Decorate your tree in traditional red, gold, silver and green or produce a more contemporary creation with striking pinks, purples and blues. Choose from round, finial, ornate, hearts shaped and star shaped pieces with glitter, satin, crackle and mirror finishes for a striking combination. The Christmas tree baubles are available as individual pieces or in sets and are complemented by our fabulous strings of coloured beads to add the perfect finishing touch to your tree.
And So Much More...
We are sure that you will find everything you need for your tree in the Inspirations range. Don't forget our fabulous Christmas foliage, garlands and lights and our wonderful wreaths for your front door. We have everything you need to create a spectacular Christmas and all without breaking the bank.