Roll up! The Best Circus-Inspired Baubles

We love a traditional Christmas scene as much as the next, but with this year's Mary Poppins inspired decorations and colourful, exotic Christmas decorating styles, we say have a little fun.

So add some circus inspired action to your Christmas tree this year. A little bit kitsch, but oh-so-lovely, we're certain these bonkers baubles will become treasured heirloom pieces.

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Embroidered tiger decoration, £12.50, V&A Shop

Embroidered tiger decoration, £12.50, V&A Shop

Pounce into the festive season with the V&A's ethically sourced, handmade Christmas decorations. Crafted in Thailand, this tiger is adorned with sparkly gold embroidery known as zardozi – a rare and respected craft that originated in Persia, and which is represented in the Museum’s Indian textiles collection.

Recycled paper circus horse decoration, £18, Petersham Nurseries.

Recycled paper circus horse decoration, £18, Petersham Nurseries.

Who knew the Petersham Nurseries had an online shop? It's full of one-off pieces like this gorgeous paper horse, so blink and you'll miss them! An online shop to add to your bookmarked tabs, pronto.

Cotton candy machine ornament, £14, Anthropologie.

Cotton candy machine ornament, £14, Anthropologie.

Anthropologie has never let us down with its wacky Christmas decorations, and this year is no exception. We're loving this cotton candy bauble in particular – although sadly the sugared floss is not actually edible.

Glass swivel bauble, £3, Homebase.

Glass swivel bauble, £3, Homebase.

Give your tree some colour with this glass swivel bauble, available in stores.

Resin carousel giraffe bauble, £14.95, Liberty.

We're in love with this slightly bonkers carousel giraffe.

Glass carousel ornament, £32, Kurt S Adler at Harrods.

Trust Harrods to wow us with its intricate and decorative baubles. This carousel will become a treasured piece in any bauble collection.

Hot dog stand Christmas bauble, £25, The Conran Shop.

Hot dog stand Christmas bauble, £25, The Conran Shop.

A hot dog stand in your Christmas tree? Why not? Everything goes.

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