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Easy Christmas Crafts: Spiral Wire Wreath Ornament


Inexpensive wire, some ribbon and a few beads quickly become a fun and interesting spiral wire wreath ornament to add to the holiday decorations.

This first example used 24 gauge floral wire.

Spiral Wire Wreath Ornament finished green and red on display

Easy Christmas Crafts: Spiral Wire Wreath Ornament Materials and Tools:

  • Wire 22 or 24 gauge
  • Ribbon
  • Small beads
  • Wire cutters (needle nose pliers) 
  • Ruler 
  • Round object roughly 3/8 inch in diameter (I used a large craft pencil)

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

Spiral Wire Wreath Ornament materials and tools

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Spiral Wire Wreath Ornament:

Measure and cut two yards of the wire.

Be careful not to crease the wire.

This example used 22 gauge copper wire in a gun metal color.

The color of this wire is more versatile for a variety of colors of beads and ribbons, however the 24 gauge floral wire is easier to work into the shape.

Spiral Wire Wreath Ornament step 1 measure and cut wire

Tightly wrap the wire around the pencil or other round object. 

Spiral Wire Wreath Ornament step 2 wrap wire around pencil

Remove the wire from the pencil and gently stretch the spiral. 

Spiral Wire Wreath Ornament step 3 gently stretch spiral

Add the beads to the spiral.

You can adjust their position later.

Spiral Wire Wreath Ornament step 4 add beads

Cut two lengths of narrow ribbon - one 10-inch length and one 12-inch length. 

Spiral Wire Wreath Ornament step 5 cut ribbon

Form the spiral into a circle.

Bend the wire ends and crimp them together. 

Spiral Wire Wreath Ornament step 6 crimp wire ends together

Push the 12-inch length of ribbon through two spirals to the left of the junction and two spirals to the right of the junction.

Pull the ribbon ends even, and tie a knot close to the wire. This helps hold the ends of the spiral together.

Tie another knot near the ends of the ribbon to form the hanging loop.

Trim the ends of the ribbon at an angle.

Spiral Wire Wreath Ornament step 7 add hanging loop

Thread the second length of ribbon through the spirals - two to the left and two to the right of the junction.

Pull the ends of the ribbon even and form a decorative bow.

Trim the ribbon ends at an angle.

Position the beads, if necessary.

 

Spiral Wire Wreath Ornament step 8 add decorative bow

The simple and pretty spiral wire wreath ornament is finished and ready to display.

Spiral Wire Wreath Ornament step 9 hang to display

Simple wire, ribbon and beads become an interesting decoration for the holidays. Use the bright green and red or the shiny metal to add fun highlights among your decorations.

Have fun!

The Spiral Wire Wreath Ornament is fast, fun and easy, and a great project if you need lots of inexpensive ornaments quickly.


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