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.
DIY Wood Bead Christmas Ornaments
You probably have most of the supplies to make these ornaments already.
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Beaded Christmas Ornaments Supplies and Tools
- Wooden beads
- Floral Wire
- Wire cutters
- Needle-Nose pliers
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hot Glue Mat
- Craft Mat
- Baker’s Twine
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).
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 more miniature 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.
After adding the wood beads to the wire, push the other end through the first bead to form a wreath ring.
Pull both ends of the wire to form a tight circle.
Using needle-nose pliers, twist the ends of the wire together behind the first wood bead.
Cut the extra wire off with wire cutters, then use needle-nosed pliers to bend the wires to the backside of the wreath.
Finished Wood Ring
Please note that this wooden bead wreath can be used for home decor as well, such as an adorable napkin ring.
Decorating the Bead Ring
Make a bow using a ribbon (I used this ribbon) of your choice.
Add a little greenery or “mistletoe” to your wreath for a festive look.
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.
Knot the cord and cut to length.
Put a dot of hot glue on the Baker’s twine to attach the greenery.
Then add another dot of hot glue to attach the bow.
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DIY Bead Snowflake Ornaments
I recommend you watch this live-recorded star wood bead video before you begin making this ornament.
To make a wood bead star, you will need 48 wood beads. The size of your beads will determine the size of your star.
After gathering your supplies, cut a length of wire about 24″ long (you can add more later if needed).
Thread six wood beads onto the wire, then run the wire back through the first bead you added, twist the cut end over the long end of the wire, and trim. You now should have a circle.
Push the long end of the wire through the next bead, then add five more beads. Now thread the wire back through the fourth bead you just added. Next, add two more beads.
Push the wire through the next wood bead in the original bead circle. Repeat the process until you have six-star points. To end I twisted the wire over the wires of the original circle and then trimmed the extra wire.
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Thank you for your visit today. I hope you found some sweet inspiration.
Happy Crafting and Merry Christmas,
Saturday 13th of November 2021
What sweet ornaments! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm--pinned!
Wednesday 10th of November 2021
These are just stunning!!!!
suzan C white
Monday 8th of November 2021
Love this idea...have to do with my grand daughter...........I think they are coming to stay at my house for a while while dad gets right
Monday 8th of November 2021
I love those wood bead ornaments, Kippi. I will be making some. Thanks for the inspiration!
Saturday 6th of November 2021
These are just beautiful Kippi , they'll be a feature at Handmade Monday this coming week :-)