Simple Beaded Star Ornament!

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!

 

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What you will need:

26 gauge wire (approximately 13” per ornament)

Small glass beads

 

Tools:

Wire cutting needle nose pliers

 

Let’s begin.

 

Step One:

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.

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Step Two:

Now you can begin to thread your beads on the wire.

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Step Three:

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.

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Step Four:

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.

 

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Step Five:

Add a hook and hang it in your tree or add it to a gift!  DONE!

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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!

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