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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.

Bead and Sequin Wreath Ornament finished and hanging on display

Easy Christmas Crafts: Bead and Sequin Wreath Ornament Materials and Tools:

  • Chenille wire
  • Ribbon - 10 inches of 1/4 inch wide ribbon
  • Beads 
  • Sequins with the hole in the middle 
  • Scissors
  • Ruler 
  • Needle nose pliers 

Take a look at the simple materials and tools shown here. 

Bead and Sequin Wreath Ornament materials and tools

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.

Bead and Sequin Wreath Ornament step 1 measure and cut chenille wire

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.

Bead and Sequin Wreath Ornament step 2 alternate beads and sequins on 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.

Bead and Sequin Wreath Ornament step 3 fully load wire

Twist the wire ends together.

Make sure the wire ends curl back into the twist to prevent pricked fingers. 

Bead and Sequin Wreath Ornament step 4 twist wire ends together

Fold the ribbon in half.

Bead and Sequin Wreath Ornament step 5 fold 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.

Bead and Sequin Wreath Ornament step 5 loop ribbon through circle

Pull the ribbon ends firmly to attach the ribbon to the circle.

Make sure the ribbon hides the twisted wire ends. 

Bead and Sequin Wreath Ornament step 6 pull ribbon ends

Tie a knot in the ribbon ends to complete the hanging loop.

Trim the ends of the ribbon at an angle.

Bead and Sequin Wreath Ornament step 7 tie ribbon ends together

Adjust the ornament's circular shape if necessary.

Bead and Sequin Wreath Ornament step 8 form circle

Fast, fun and easy, the bead and sequin wreath ornament is finished and ready to display.

Bead and Sequin Wreath Ornament step 9 hang the ornament to display

This example used smaller, cupped sequins and small silver beads.

Bead and Sequin Wreath Ornament silver version on display

Another version used round beads with the flat sequins.

Bead and Sequin Wreath Ornament red with round green beads on display

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.


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