DIY Bead Garland Christmas Ornament Tutorial

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This is a busy time of year but that doesn't mean you don't have time to make Christmas crafts with the kids.  Today, we would like to show you how to create a super quick, super easy bead garland Christmas ornament. 

Whip up holiday Christmas filled plastic ornaments in no time.   This is a great family craft to do with kids, kids of all ages, even toddlers can make this DIY Christmas ornament for the tree. If you need some other holiday craft ideas for kids, we have a lot of free projects here.

Learn how easy it is to dress up a plastic ornament simply by filling it with bead garland.  Watch our video or keep reading this post for a photo tutorial with step-by-step instructions to learn how.

Watch our video tutorial below or click the link if you prefer to watch DIY Bead Garland Christmas Ornament Tutorial in Youtube.

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Bead Garland Christmas Ornament - In Bowl

supplies NEED:

More links to supplies for making this bead garland Christmas ornament can be found near the end of this article.

NOTE:  If you cannot find bead garland, cheap dollar store bead necklaces or craft store bead necklaces can be used.

Bead Garland Christmas Ornament - Supplies

how to make the bead garland Christmas ornament


Bead Garland Christmas Ornament - Cut BeadsThe first thing you need to do is cut the strand of beads into smaller pieces.  This will make it easier to put the bead garland into the round plastic ornament.


Next, remove the silver cap from the ornament.  To remove the cap, gently pull the cap off the ornament.


Bead Garland Christmas Ornament - Insert BeadsBegin filling the ornament with the pieces of bead garland through the opening.  If small children are making this ornament, the simple activity of filling the ornament helps to develop fine motor skills and promotes eye and hand coordination.

Bead Garland Christmas Ornament - Ornament FilledYou can fill the ornament halfway or all the way to the top.  Put as much bead garland in the ornament as you wish.


Bead Garland Christmas Ornament - Replace CapReplace the silver cap onto the ornament.  To do this gently squeeze the two prongs together and insert them into the opening.

STEP 5: Ribbon

Bead Garland Christmas Ornament - HangingWith some ribbon make a small bow and hot glue it to the neck of the ornament.

The ornament is complete and ready to hang on the tree.  

Bead Garland Christmas Ornament - On Box

How proud your child will be to hang their handmade ornament on the tree or give as a gift to grandparents or their teacher.

In addition to bead garland, you can fill clear ornaments with anything that will fit through the opening.  You can use ribbon, sand, tinsel, fake snow, pom-poms, money, sprigs of greenery, buttons, sequins, or candy.  The possibilities are endless.

Happy Holidays to All and Happy Crafting!

Bead Garland Christmas Ornament - On Box With Tree


If you have any questions about this project, contact us through the YouTube Video comments or our Contact Us page. We respond to questions in e-mails and YouTube comments regularly.

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