I was lucky enough to join Stephanie Lynn over at Under the Table and Dreaming last week for her 25 days of homemade Christmas Ornaments. This is what I made!
For my homemade Christmas ornament, I thought I would show you how to make one of the simplest beaded ornaments you can make. This takes no skill (none whatsoever!), and is super fast… I tell you, the perfect homemade ornament!
What you will need:
26 gauge wire (approximately 13” per ornament)
Small glass beads
Wire cutting needle nose pliers
Start by cutting your wire to length.
Depending on the final size you want. For a 3 1/2” tall finished ornament you will need approx. 13” of length. Start by wrapping the end of the wire around the tip of your needle nose pliers to create a loop. I did this twice.
Now you can begin to thread your beads on the wire.
When you have about 12 inches of strung beads, you need to leave yourself about 1/4 of an inch and wrap the excess around the base of the first loop. After you have wrapped it about 3 time, feel free to cut off the extra wire.
Now shape your ornament. Starting on the side without the extra bit of wire. (as you bend the shape you will slowly use up that 1/4 of an inch.
Add a hook and hang it in your tree or add it to a gift! DONE!
See! I told you it was totally easy! It is a great ornament for gift since it is so quick!
Merry Christmas! Everyone… only a few days left!
Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.