Many people pass down Christmas baubles from one generation to another, which means taking care of them is an essential task. In this guide, we’ll discuss how to clean different baubles so you can enjoy them for years to come.
Tips on Cleaning and Storing Baubles
Take care of your Christmas tree decorations during the off-season by following the steps below.
Storage Step-By-Step Guide
- Take down the baubles – Remove the baubles from your tree and other display areas, then place them on a clean, flat surface.
- Clean baubles – Use a microfiber cloth or soft-bristled brush to remove dust or dirt build-up. Avoid using harsh chemicals or cleaners as they can damage the baubles and void your warranty.
- Store baubles – Place baubles in a storage bag to keep them away from insects and dirt. Store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and moisture.
How To Clean Antique Christmas Baubles
Heirloom decorations need more attention than regular ones. Read below to know how to clean vintage glass Christmas baubles.
Vintage Baubles Cleaning Guide
- Wear protective gloves – Wear gloves to protect your hands from potential hazards when handling vintage baubles.
- Check baubles – Remove baubles from their display areas, then inspect each piece for signs of damage or deterioration.
- Clean baubles – Use a soft-bristled brush or microfiber cloth to clean antique baubles. Do not use any type of liquid as a cleaning agent as they can damage them.
- Store baubles – After cleaning, store the baubles in a cool, dry place to maintain their condition during the off-season.
How To Clean Mould Off Christmas Baubles
Christmas baubles can get mouldy when they’re exposed to moisture during storage. Here’s how you can clean them:
Mould Removal Guide
- Wear protective gloves – Wear gloves to protect your hands from contact with mould.
- Clean baubles – Remove loose mould from the bauble using a microfiber cloth or soft-bristled brush. Lay down a piece of paper or tissue to catch falling debris.
- Use a mild solution – For tougher mould stains, you can mix warm water and mild soap in a bowl. Dip the cloth or brush into the mixture before cleaning the bauble. Note that using any type of solution may cause permanent damage to your décor. You can skip this step if you want to keep your warranty.
- Store baubles – Let baubles dry before storing them in a cool, dry place with good air circulation to prevent mould regrowth.
Frequently Asked Questions
We answer other questions about cleaning Christmas baubles below.
How To Clean Old Christmas Baubles
Check the baubles for any signs of damage and wear protective gloves before cleaning. Use a soft-bristled brush or microfiber cloth to remove any dust or dirt build-up from your bauble. Avoid using liquid solutions or chemicals as they can cause permanent damage. After cleaning, store baubles in a specially made bag before placing them in a room away from direct sunlight and moisture.
How Do You Clean Brass Christmas Baubles?
Mix warm water and mild soap in a bowl or bucket, then dip a soft cloth or brush into the mixture to clean the brass. Rinse baubles the same way using clean water and let them dry completely before storage. Note that using any type of solution can further damage your tree décor. As an alternative, use a microfiber cloth or brush to clean brass baubles. For extra shine, polish each piece with a brass cleaner after cleaning.
How Do You Clean Glitter Baubles?
Use a soft-bristled brush to remove any loose glitter, careful not to scrub too hard. You can also use scotch tape by pressing a small piece onto the glitter and then lifting it. Repeat as necessary until you remove all loose pieces. Avoid using water or any liquids as they can damage your baubles.
How Do You Clean Mercury Glass Baubles?
Create a solution with warm water and mild soap, then dip a microfiber cloth into the mixture to clean mercury glass baubles. Repeat this technique when rinsing them off with just clean water. Let each piece dry completely before keeping them in storage bags until the next season.