These super cute Christmas wreath tree ornaments look amazing hung on the Christmas tree and only require 3 basic materials to make too. They’re perfect for at home crafting and for group crafting too!
Here’s what we used
String or ribbon
How to make our Christmas tree wreath ornaments
Start by taking a selection of beads and threading them onto your pipe cleaner until they cover just over half the length. My daughter has been learning patterns at school so we threaded ours in a repeating pattern!
Once you’re happy with your design, pull the ends around into a circle and twist them together
Fold each length of pipe cleaner into a loop and then twist them together in the middle to make a bow.
Take a length of string, thread it through the first bead on either side of the twisted pipe cleaner and then tie it into a loop. Your super cute Christmas tree wreath ornaments are ready to hang on the tree!
These sweet little beaded heart decorations are so simple and easy to make and don’t they just look adorable? It’s more important now than ever to show a little love to special people in our lives and my kids have made some of these to give to their great grandparents who they haven’t really seen much this year. Its not the same as a little cuddle but sometimes all it takes is a little gesture to brighten someone’s day!
Heres what we used
How to make these beaded heart decorations
Take a pipe cleaner and pinch it into a point at the cente. Curve the two loose ends inwards in a basic heart shape and thread your beads onto the pipecleaner leaving a 1-2cm gap on each end.
Once you’re happy with your decoration, twist the two ends together and then tuck them up inside the pony beads.
Thread a piece of ribbon through the bead which sits at the inside point of your heart and tie the ends together to make a loop. Bend your heart back into shape if necessary and its ready to gift to a love one!
My little boy loves threading toys and activities so today we decided to get out some beads and pipe cleaners as a busy activity. It was Ted’s idea that we could make a key ring for mummy’s bag and after a bit off messing around we came up with these adorable bead bunny bag charms. It took us a couple of tries to get them secure so that the beads couldn’t come off but once we figured out how to wrap them tightly we ended up making one for him to gift to half of our family – when we can visit them again!
You will need
Ribbon or string
Take your pony beads and thread them on to your pipe cleaner until it’s about 1/3 full.
Pull your two ends of pipe cleaner round so that your beads form a circle. Then twists the two ends together where they meet.
Now to make the ears! Start first with one side, thread the pony beads on until you have about 1cm of pipe cleaner left visible.
Bend your end of pipecleaner down behind your circle..
And twist the end a few times around the point where you previsously twisted your two pipe cleaners together. Make sure it is pulled as tight and secure as possible so that they cannot be pulled apart easily.
Repeat this process on the other side to make a second ear and finish your bunny shape!
To hang your charm, thread a piece of ribbon or string through the outer bead at the bottom of each ear
Then tie your cute little charms on to your bag zip and you are finished! Don’t they look sweet!