December 17, 2012

Beaded Christmas Ornament Tutorial

This weekend, I worked on handmade Christmas gifts.   I made a beaded Christmas ornament using craft materials that I purchased at Michael's Craft Store.  To make these beaded ornaments I used a 3" Styrofoam ball, straight pins, and assorted beads.  It was not difficult to make this style ornament - just very time consuming.  This one ornament took me about four hours to make.

Materials Needed:
Mini Bowdabra
Hair Bow Tool & Ruler
Bowdabra Bow Wire
3/8" Silver Ribbon
Straight Pins
Assorted Beads
Seed Beads
3" Styrofoam Ball
(Links direct you to the Bowdabra Ribbon & Things Store)

1. Begin by gathering all the materials that you will need to make this ornament.

2. To make the ornament place a seed bead onto the the straight pin (this will keep the beads from coming off) then add a bead.  Continue placing beads all around the Styrofoam ball.

3. Next, make the bow for the top of the ornament.   You can either make the bow by hand or use the Mini Bowdabra and Hair Bow Tool & Ruler to make it.   I cut 20" of ribbon to make 4 (2" loops) with tails.

4. Attach the bow to the top of the ornament using several pins to hold it on place.  Use the remaining Bowdabra Bow Wire to hang the ornament.

5. Hang the ornament on your tree or give as a gift.

1 comment:

  1. We love your crafty creation and appreciate you taking the time to share it with us in the Crafty Showcase. Stop back in to see who gets featured on Friday.

    Merry Christmas,
    Susie, Sandy, Sarah & the Bowdabra Designers


Email Updates Daily by Feedburner

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner