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Easy Christmas Crafts: Geometric Icicle Ornament


This geometric icicle ornament uses a few scraps of paper, some beads and a piece of yarn to become a fun and colorful addition to the holiday decorations.

This example used five different and bright colors along with white, silver and clear beads.

Geometric Icicle Ornament finished in five bright colors

Easy Christmas Crafts: Geometric Icicle Ornament Materials and Tools:

  • Paper - heavy paper or cardstock 
  • Yarn (must be able to pass through the beads)
  • Beads - 7 larger size, 5 smaller and 16 tri-corner
  • Scissors 
  • Ruler 
  • T-pin or similar pointed tool 
  • Geometric Icicle Ornament pattern
  • Optional - Yarn or beading needle (I did not use one.)

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

Geometric Icicle Ornament materials and tools

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Geometric Icicle Ornament:

Print the Geometric Icicle Ornament pattern either on regular paper to use as a pattern or on colorful cardstock to cut out the geometric shapes.

Choose the color or colors and the order for the shapes to be added to the ornament.

Cut one of each of the shapes.

I chose different shades of green with the order starting from the top: circle, triangle, diamond, hexagon and square.

Geometric Icicle Ornament step 1 cut the shapes

Make a small hole in the center of the geometric shapes for the yarn to pass through.

Rotate the tool several times to make the hole just big enough for the yarn.

Geometric Icicle Ornament step 2 make center hole in shape

Make the center holes in each of the geometric shapes.

Geometric Icicle Ornament step 3 finish making holes

Cut a length of yarn 24 inches long.

You can also use all-purpose thread. Cut a length twice as long and use a double strand.

Geometric Icicle Ornament step 4 cut yarn

Push the yarn through the first of the larger beads.

Pull the bead to the center of the yarn.

Geometric Icicle Ornament step 5 add first bead on yarn

Push both ends of the yarn through one of the smaller beads.

Geometric Icicle Ornament step 6 add second bead

Add the remaining bottom beads alternating between large and small beads.

There should be four large and three small beads on the bottom.

Geometric Icicle Ornament step 7 add all bottom beads

Push the yarn through the bottom geometric shape.

Geometric Icicle Ornament step 8 add first geometric shape

Add four tri-corner beads above the bottom geometric shape.

Geometric Icicle Ornament step 9 add four tri corner beads

Continue adding the geometric shapes alternated with four tri-corner beads between each shape.

Geometric Icicle Ornament step 10 alternate geometric shapes and beads

Add the top beads with a large one first then a small bead.

Add the last large bead by pushing each end of the yarn in opposite directions through the hole in the bead. 

Geometric Icicle Ornament step 11 add top beads

Make the hanging loop by tying a knot in the yarn.

Trim off any excess yarn.

Geometric Icicle Ornament step 12 make hanging loop

The geometric icicle ornament is finished and ready to display.

Geometric Icicle Ornament step 13 hang to display

Scraps of paper, beads and yarn turn into an interesting and colorful addition to the holiday decorations.

The alternating geometric designs and colorful beads would make a pretty garland as well.

Have fun!

The Geometric Icicle Ornament is fast, fun and easy and is a great group project to make lots of inexpensive ornaments quickly.


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