Easy Christmas Crafts: Bead and Sequin Wreath Ornament
Some beads, sequins, chenille wire and ribbon quickly become this fun and easy Bead and Sequin Wreath Ornament.
This one used flat sequins and tri-cornered beads, but other examples below show different beads and sequins.
This little bead and sequin wreath ornament will add sparkle and shine to the holiday decorations.
Easy Christmas Crafts: Bead and Sequin Wreath Ornament Materials and Tools:
Ribbon - 10 inches of 1/4 inch wide ribbon
Sequins with the hole in the middle
Needle nose pliers
Take a look at the simple materials and tools shown here.
The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Bead and Sequin Wreath Ornament:
Measure and cut the chenille wire to a six-inch length.
Add the beads and sequins to the wire alternating between the two.
It's better to add all the beads and sequins from one end such that the chenille "hair" all goes one direction as you load the wire.
Continue adding the beads and sequins until only 3/8 inch remains on each wire end.
One end should be a bead and the other end a sequin.
Twist the wire ends together.
Make sure the wire ends curl back into the twist to prevent pricked fingers.
Fold the ribbon in half.
Place the loop end of the folded ribbon through the center of the circle.
Push the ends of the ribbon through the ribbon loop over the twisted wire ends.
Pull the ribbon ends firmly to attach the ribbon to the circle.
Make sure the ribbon hides the twisted wire ends.
Tie a knot in the ribbon ends to complete the hanging loop.
Trim the ends of the ribbon at an angle.
Adjust the ornament's circular shape if necessary.
Fast, fun and easy, the bead and sequin wreath ornament is finished and ready to display.
This example used smaller, cupped sequins and small silver beads.
Another version used round beads with the flat sequins.
Using inexpensive beads and sequins, many of this fun and easy ornament can be made quickly with very little cost.
Have fun making one, a few or many!
The bead and sequin wreath ornament can be a great project for a wide variety of age groups.