I have been wanting to figure out how to make some unique Christmas ornaments this year and I fell in love with wood bead ornaments. I love decorating our home with wood bead garlands all year long and so I thought why not add them to the Christmas decor this year. Instead of packing away my wood bead garlands, I wrapped most of them around our tree in the living room. I love the way they look.
I haven’t put anything else on our tree because I wanted to change it up from previous years.
I saw a wood bead star (they look more like a snowflake to me so that is why you will see both words used interchangeably in this post) and wanted to learn how to make it ASAP. I think they are unique Christmas ornaments that would look great in our tree this year.
Whenever I figure out how to make something like this, I love sharing it here. I really thought the process was going to be hard, but once I got into the swing of it, it was easy to do.
I made a video to show you the process because I am a visual person. I could write out all the steps in this post, but I thought a video of me making one would be better for this project.
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Supplies To Make These Unique Christmas Ornaments – Wood Bead Stars/Snowflakes
Here is the step by step video for these unique Christmas ornaments:
Like I said, the ornaments are easy to make once you get the hang of it. Taming the wire is the hardest part. The key to making a great star/snowflake is keeping the wire taught the entire time.
I love the natural wood to go along with the decorations we put up this year, but they would be pretty with painted wood beads or stained wood beads as well. I feel like the stars came out better with the smaller beads but that could have been because I had an extra set of hands helping me too. Gabrielle was holding the wire taught and I was moving the beads around so that could have been the difference too.
What do you think of these homemade ornaments? Would they go with your decor this year?
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