One of my favourite things to do each year with my son at Christmastime is to make a new ornament for our tree.
This year, I’d like to share with you a really simple, but attractive beaded wreath Christmas ornament that I first made as a child. It’s easy enough for little hands to make and pretty enough to give away to friends, cousins and teachers.
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Beaded Wreath Christmas Ornament
I honestly love this ornament! Did I mention it’s so easy to make and looks really nice on the tree. The beads catch the light and it sparkles very nicely.
I first made this ornament with my son when he was 4 years old and he was able to do all of the steps himself. It’s a great fine-motor workout. Not too easy, not too challenging.
Wreath Ornament Supplies
For each wreath, you will need…
- 20 green plastic faceted round beads
- 6 green plastic tri-beads (or faceted starflake beads)
- 7-8 blue or red plastic faceted beads for candle (tri-beads are nice, but round ones work too)
- 1 yellow round plastic bead for flame
- Gold or silver thread to hang
- 1 silver or gold pipecleaner
How to Make the Wreath
Step 1: String the Wreath
To begin, have your child add the 20 round beads to the pipecleaner.
Then at each end of the pipecleaner, add 3 green tri-beads (or starflake beads).
Step 2: Secure the Wreath Shape
Now secure the circle shape of the wreath by giving the pipecleaner ends a little twist together.
One pipecleaner end can be wrapped around the circle a few times to ensure the circle shape stays attached. The other becomes the candle.
Step 3: Create the Candle
Add 7 or 8 tri-beads to create the candlestick. Blue and red look nice with the green wreath.
Add one round yellow bead on top for the flame. Just bend the end of the pipecleaner at the top of the candle to keep the candle beads secure.
Step 4: Add a String
Add some gold or silver thread in a loop to hang your ornament. And done!
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Have a lovely crafty Christmas!