Tuesday, December 9, 2014

DIY Beaded Ornament

I absolutely love the look of these ornaments, and they honestly couldn't be easier to make!  It may take a lot of time, but it takes VERY little effort.

You will need:

  • Small glass ornaments (the small size is important because they get too heavy otherwise)
  • Glass beads- color of your choice
  • E6000 Glue
  • Paintbrush, pencil, something long and narrow
  • Ribbon
  • Tiny jingle bell

Simply squeeze a small amount of E6000 glue into the ornament, covering about one quarter of the ornament.  Shake it gently for just a few seconds to help it become slightly tacky and to help distribute it a bit more.

Then, pour some beads into the ornament, turning and gently shaking to help them find the glue.  You will probably also need to use a pencil or the end of a paintbrush to help spread the beads out by pressing gently on them to even out any clumps of beads.
Yep, that's a Lisa Frank pencil

Let this dry for at least a couple hours.  Then, repeat the process until the ornament is completely filled with beads.

Gently place the top back on the ornament, and string on a jingle bell with some ribbon.

So simple, and totally doable!  Are you making any Christmas crafts this year?


  1. this is a great idea to make with kids, no babies, but yep with todlers, love it!
    kisses dear

    1. Thank you!! Be careful with this glue, though- it's pretty potent!

  2. I actually thought you just filled the ornament with beads but I like this idea better, it wouldn't be as heavy and uses up less material. Love it!

    1. I thought about that too- it's uses so much less beads this way! But if you used bigger, plastic beads, it might be easier to just fill the ornament...

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    1. Thank you! I was really excited with how they turned out- I made one with white beads, too!


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