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Learn how to make wood bead ornaments for Christmas in this step-by-step craft tutorial. All you need are wooden beads and twine!
Wood beads are a beautiful, rustic craft supply that can be used in a variety of different projects.
We have made:
- a wood bead wreath ornament
- ornaments with wood beads and yarn tassels
- a wood bead garland with yarn tassels
- and a wood bead wreath
Today, we are going to make a different style of wood bead ornaments; this time using a variety of different bead sizes!
Here’s how to make them!
How to Make Wood Bead Ornaments
Step 1: Gather Supplies
- Wood Beads in varying sizes
Step 2: Cut a piece of twine that is more than twice the length you want your finished ornament.
Err on the side of “too long” for this piece of twine.
Step 3: Fold the twine in half, and tie a hanging loop at the top.
Step 4: Use tape to secure the two ends of twine together, so they are easier to thread through the wooden beads.
Step 5: Thread on wood beads.
Decide what type of pattern you want your wood beads to be in.
You can do smallest to biggest, and back to smallest again – like we did below on the far right.
You can also try different patterns with the different bead sizes you have!
Step 5: Tie a knot in the twine at the bottom of the last bead.
Make SURE your knot is big enough to keep the last bead securely in place.
If it’s not (like mine in the photo below, before I double-knotted it), the beads will slide over the knot and fall off.
Double knot below the bottom bead if needed, and trim off any excess twine.
Then, they are ready to hang up!
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These wood bead ornaments are classic, elegant, and beautiful.
Plus, they are insanely easy to make and perfect for little hands as a kids’ craft for Christmas.
You can buy wooden beads in bulk on Amazon, and twine too, which means you could decorate your whole Christmas tree with these simple wood bead ornaments if you wanted to!
If you give it a try, I would love to see your ornaments!
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