Mini wood bead wreath ornaments

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These mini wreath tree ornaments made from wooden beads are a quick, easy Christmas DIY project to make your own Christmas ornaments. Simple wooden beaded wreaths look lovely on the tree or hanging in a window with some fairy lights. Keep reading to make a DIY ornament wreath!

Birch bead christmas tree ornaments | home for the harvest

Where to buy mini wooden beads for a DIY ornament wreath?

The hardest part of this craft is finding wooden beads that you like for your ornament wreaths. I couldn’t find the right ones at the dollar store. Here are some different stores that stock natural wood round beads to choose from for your ornament wreath to stand out.

  • Micheals
  • Amazon
  • Dollar Tree

Just thread the beads onto the wire, bending the wire into a circle. Trim the extra wire and push the ends into one bead to hide them. Then tie a ribbon loop between two beads. Easy peasy! Detailed instructions are below.

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Supplies: Birch bead wreath ornaments

  • Birch Wood Beads (I used 14 mm diameter beads, 0.55 inch)
  • Floral Wire, 22 or 24 gauge (silver blends in, copper stands out)
  • Multitool, or wire cutters and needlenose pliers (I LOVE my Leatherman!!)
  • Ribbon
  • Ruler (optional)
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Steps: How to make mini birch bead wreath Christmas ornaments?

  1. Cut a piece of floral wire about 30 cm (1 foot) long.
  2. Thread the 9 beads onto the middle of the piece of wire.
  3. Bend the wire so that the beads form a circle in the middle of the wire.
  4. Use the pliers to twist the ends of the wire together to affix the beads in a circle. The beads should be fairly tightly packed, but leave a bit of space in the loop to fit the ribbon in.
  5. Cut off the extra wire ends. Leave a 1 cm length of twisted wire attached to the loop to keep the circle fastened.
  6. Use the pliers to push the twisted ends of the wire into a wooden bead to hide the connection.
  7. Tie some ribbon around the loop, threading it between any two beads in the wreath ornament.

Here’s a tutorial video I made for how I put these mini wooden bead wreath ornaments together for your ornament wreath:

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Birch wood bead wreath christmas ornament tutorial | home for the harvest

These wreath ornaments are a lovely little craft to do in the days leading up to Christmas. A friend of mine made a variation of this craft with her kids using pipe cleaners instead of floral wire (much easier to work with!). However you decide to make these wreath ornaments, they’ll make a lovely addition to your holiday decor.

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FAQs about this craft

Where can you buy mini wooden beads for a DIY ornament wreath

Some dollar stores have them, or you can shop at Micheals, Amazon, or Dollar Tree. You can also order them online.

What do you need to make mini bead wreath ornaments?

You will need birch wood beads (about 9 per ornament), floral wire, wire cutters, needlenose pliers, ribbon, and a ruler.

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Mary Jane Duford
Mary Jane Duford

Mary Jane Duford is a Master Gardener and founder of the gardening website Home for the Harvest. She has been featured by Better Homes & Gardens, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, Mother Earth News, and the National Garden Bureau. Mary Jane lives with her family in the Okanagan Valley.