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How to Make Wood Bead Christmas Ornaments

Making inexpensive Christmas ornaments is a fun family tradition. Every year, while I was growing up my family, spent a day making new Christmas ornaments together. We picked one style, and my mother gathered the supplies and let us make our own Christmas ornaments. This year will are making Wood Bead Christmas Ornaments.

I cherish those Christmastime memories and those ornaments, so I am continuing the tradition with my family.

I wanted to share some of the ornaments we will be making this year. These super easy DIY wooden bead ornaments are so easy the kids can make them too.

Wooden Christmas Ornament wreaths

Wooden Christmas Ornament wreaths

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You probably have most of the supplies to make these ornaments already.

DIY Christmas Star Ornaments

DIY Christmas Star Ornaments

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DIY Wood Bead Wreath Ornament

Let’s start by making a simple wood bead wreath.

Cut a piece of wire (this is the wire I used) about 15″ long with wire cutters (I used my favorite cutter).

My daughter, Olivia, and I made a video on making wooden bead wreaths and bead snowflake ornaments, and you can see it HERE (video quality is not excellent).

 

Cut Wire

Cut Wire

Count out the number of wood beads (I used 18 of these beads). To make your wooden bead ornaments the same size, I always use the same size and amount of beads.

Please note if you would like a smaller wreath, you can use smaller beads or mix the sizes of beads for a whimsical wooden bead wreath.

Curve the wire in a circle (the wire is the wreath form), then add the beads while holding the opposite end of the wire.

Add beads to wire

Add beads to the wire

After adding all the wood beads to the wire, push the other end through the first bead to form a wreath ring.

Run the wire back through the first wood bead

Run the wire back through the first wood bead

Pull both ends of the wire to form a tight circle.

Bring the around to the back

Bring the wires around to the back

Using needle-nose pliers, twist the ends of the wire together behind the first wood bead.

Twisting the wire together

Twisting the wire together

Cut the extra wire off with wire cutters, then use needle-nosed pliers to bend the wires to the backside of the wreath.

Cut the extra wire

Cut the extra wire

Finished Wood Ring

Please note that this wooden bead wreath can be used for home decor as well, such as an adorable napkin ring.

Wood bead wreath

Wood bead wreath

Decorating the Bead Ring

Make a bow using a ribbon (I used this ribbon) of your choice.

Tie a bow

Tie a bow

Add a little greenery or “mistletoe” to your wreath for a festive look.

Cut a piece of greenery

Cut a piece of greenery

Ornament Hanger

Cut a piece of Baker’s twine (the one I used) for the hanger and loop it between the beads at the top of the wreath.

Loop Bakers twine around the wreath between the beads

Loop Bakers twine around the wreath between the beads

Knot the cord and cut to length.

Knot the bakery twine

Knot the Baker’s twine

Put a dot of hot glue on the Baker’s twine to attach the greenery.

Add a dot of hot glue

Add a dot of hot glue

Then add another dot of hot glue to attach the bow.

Add the bow

Add the bow

Christmas Wooden Bead Ornaments

Christmas Wooden Bead Ornaments

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Thank you for your visit today. I hope you found some sweet inspiration.

Happy Crafting and Merry Christmas,

Kippi

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Sandy

Tuesday 28th of September 2021

I love these ornaments! Where can I find directions on making the star?

Amy

Friday 13th of November 2020

These are adorable! I love the simplicity of them. My daughter would love making these, and I actually have a lot of wood beads on hand. :D Thanks so much for sharing! And what a great holiday tradition. I love it!

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