I love all the new shiny bits and baubles that many of the scrapbooking companies have come out with lately and I new as soon as I saw them that I had to try to make my own. I tried label paper with glossy accents, inking them, chalking them, pearling them, alcohol inking them, hot glue dots (which I had a hard time making a actual bauble), and more. Each time the product wasn't quite what I was looking for. Just using glossy accents left flimsy pieces that seemed to bend and stick to itself too much. So this time I tried something a bit different.
First, I used Aleene's Tack it Over & Over glue (you remember - the stuff I use to make my own pop dots?) and placed small dots on the backside of a vinyl sheet that was used up.
I gave it a moment to dry. Meanwhile, I punched lots and lots of circles with a regular circle hole punch. I love this because I used up so many little scraps! Then I stuck each dot on the glue and covered a bit with glossy accents. Don't be shy here. It will shrink a little when it is done and you want a bauble not a shiny dot! Although you can go over with a second coating of glossy accents. Let dry and VOILA! The dots come off easy due to the tack-it and stick to any project. Best yet, I can make them in any color, number, etc. Here is a picture of the dots that I made. Looks like that dot candy from when you were a kid right??