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DIY Wood Bead Christmas Ornaments

Add a chic touch to your tree with these quick and easy festive Christmas ornaments. Takes just 5 minutes to create!I have to confess, I don’t have a lot of festive handmade decor to pull out during the Christmas season. Sounds strange for a DIY blog, right? Let me back up a minute and explain. There is already so much out there that’s pre-made and easy to integrate into the home during an already-busy season that I tend to craft a little less at this time of year. That being said, if I were to pinpoint a Christmas craft aesthetic that hits it out of the park for me almost every time – whether it’s ornaments, wreaths, garlands or any other handmade decor – it has got to be the modern, minimal and rustic styling influence of the Scandinavians. Anyone else with me on that? I don’t know what’s in the drinking water over there – magic design dust? – but whatever it is, it is a style that I truly appreciate.

So one of my goals in the seasons to come is to incorporate more handmade Christmas decor that I am genuinely inspired by. With that in mind, today I thought I’d share this tutorial for creating these quick and easy wood bead ornaments inspired by a Scandinavian aesthetic, but with a pretty twist, and one that goes well in just about any holiday decor scheme.

MATERIALS

DIY Wood Bead Christmas Ornaments - materials needed.

  • wood beads – 2 sizes
  • compression sleeves (find these in the plumbing section of any hardware store)
  • wire
  • twine
  • ribbon
  • wire clippers
  • needle nose pliers
  • precision scissors
  • spray paint (not pictured)

STEPS

Step 1:  Spray Paint Beads (optional)

This is the only step that takes some time since you’ll be waiting for the paint to dry. If you like the unfinished look, then you can skip this step altogether.

DIY Wood Bead Christmas Ornaments - spray painted white.

Step 2:  Snip Wire & String Beads

Taking the wire clippers, cut your wire. Make sure to cut it longer than you need to create the ring.

DIY Wood Bead Christmas Ornaments - cut wire.

String the wood beads and the compression sleeves onto the wire.

DIY Wood Bead Christmas Ornaments - string wire.

Step 3:  Twist Wire Ends Together

Pull the wire ends as close as you can and twist together.

DIY Wood Bead Christmas Ornaments - twist wire ends together.

Clip off the ends with your wire clippers and then, taking your needle nose pliers, press the ends of the wires closer together.

DIY Wood Bead Christmas Ornaments - clip off wire ends.

Step 4:  Add Twine & Ribbon

Snip off some twine and tie to your ornament.

DIY Wood Bead Christmas Ornaments - add twine.

Add some ribbon (be sure to snip off the tail ends of your twine first).

DIY Wood Bead Christmas Ornaments - add ribbon.

Repeat these steps for as many wood bead ornaments as you’d like.

DIY Wood Bead Christmas Ornaments - add ribbon.

(Remove the ribbon if you’d like a spare look, or keep it for a sweet and pretty one).

Step 5:  Hang On Your Tree

Now you can add a handmade, festive touch to your tree 🙂

Add a chic touch to your tree with these quick and easy festive Christmas ornaments. Takes just 5 minutes to create!

Add a chic touch to your tree with these quick and easy festive Christmas ornaments. Takes just 5 minutes to create!

Add a chic touch to your tree with these quick and easy festive Christmas ornaments. Takes just 5 minutes to create!

Add a chic touch to your tree with these quick and easy festive Christmas ornaments. Takes just 5 minutes to create!

This is a fun little craft to do to add that handmade touch to your tree. And it’s a great project for any moms out there looking for some simple Christmas crafts to do with the kiddos. Hope you give this one a try.

Add a chic touch to your tree with these quick and easy festive Christmas ornaments. Takes just 5 minutes to create!

 

 

2 Comments

  • Reply
    handmade by amalia
    November 24, 2016 at 9:36 am

    I’m with you. I love the Scandinavian style and your pretty ornaments are spot on.
    Amalia
    xo

    • Reply
      Jelica
      November 24, 2016 at 8:41 pm

      Thanks Amalia!

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