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By KIM HANIEPH 1,647 views

Ultimate Guide To Making Beaded Christmas Ornaments

With the Christmas season approaching, the excitement is continuously escalating. Preparations for decoration, meeting loved ones, and purchasing items and accessories are in high gear. A Christmas tree is an essential item that commemorates this season. This is usually filled with lights gifts, and other glimmering goodies to cherish the season. A wonderful accessory to consider this Christmas is beaded ornaments. Apart from jewellery, beads are used for various decorative accessories for the occasion as you’re going to discover. Check out this ultimate guide to making beaded Christmas ornaments.

Designs to consider for Christmas ornaments

Candy canes

These are simple and attractive beaded ornaments for the Christmas holiday. Luckily, these don’t require many supplies. Additionally, the design of candy canes is kid friendly. These will make amazing decorative accessories for your Christmas tree.

Christmas trees 

You can as well make little miniature Christmas trees from beads. These miniature trees are very easy and quick to make. The trees can be made with multi coloured glass beads sewn to form a tree design in various locations to make your actual Christmas tree look stunning. You can make the miniature Christmas trees with decoration or without.


Another Christmas bead ornament design to consider is snowflakes. Getting this design perfectly requires some level of experience. Luckily, a reputable bead store in Toronto where you purchase supplies from can offer lessons in making beaded snowflakes and others. These items are a beautiful and striking decoration item on a Christmas tree. Therefore, your effort to take the class will be well rewarded.


This is just like the miniature Christmas tree design  above although a bit more complex. To make wreaths requires purchasing various green seed beads in various shades. These will create shadow and texture in your items. A smart idea is to highlight your wreaths with red bits of holly.


For this design, display angels in the profile are easier to make from beads. The accessories you need to make these ornaments include beads in various shades including gray, white, and silver. This will create a dimensional effect in your pieces. Such pieces will look amazing on your Christmas tree .

Handy tools for making beaded Christmas ornaments


These are important tools when getting started to make bead Christmas ornaments. The pliers come in various designs and shapes according to purpose. The available options include:

  • Round nose pliers
  • Crimp nose pliers
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Split ring pliers

Wire cutter

When making bead ornaments with wires, keeping a wire cutter handy is essential. However, ensure to select a wire cutter with the right strength to cut the wire you’re using. Wire cutters can be a light weight or heavy duty. For basic wire cutting needs, a light weight cutter is appropriate for your needs.

 Bead needles

Lastly, a needle is another accessory when making bead Christmas ornaments. The needles come in various sizes. Therefore, it pays to know the right needle size before you hit the market.


Understanding how to make handmade bead ornaments this Christmas will make your decoration breathtaking. From our guide, hope the process of making quality bead ornaments will become easier especially with quality suppliers from a reliable online supplier.

Kim Hanieph

Kim Hanieph born on December 4, 1980, in California. She loves to share her knowledge and experience with her friends. She has an experience of more than 5 years in writing & blogging.