Saturday, December 22, 2012

mini wreath ornament *tutorial*

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Christmas is just 2 days away and I know some people are probably still scrambling for some last minute gifts and decorations. Here's a fun and easy tutorial for an ornament that would make a great gift, package topper or hostess present!

As you can see, here I am using the awesome photo filter known as "late night artificial light," which goes great with the side of "shaky hands from tired-ness." Please forgive me.

Supplies:

green beads (or whatever color you want your wreath to be)
accent beads (I used glass pearls)
head pins (little bits of wire with a head on one end to keep beads from sliding off)
wire
pliers
wire cutters
bells (optional)
bow (optional)

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Start by putting a bead on a headpin and make a loop at the top.

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Do this many more times. I used about 100 beaded headpins and about 11 of them were the pearls.

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Cut a piece of wire 8-10 inches long. String one bead directly onto the wire and then follow it with several beaded headpins. I strung one bead directly on to the wire after every 8 headpins. Continue this pattern, or whatever pattern creates your desired fullness. It make take some trial and error to see what works best with your beads.

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Keep going!

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Once your wreath has the desired circumference, bring the two ends of the wire together...

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And twist them together like a twisty tie.Wrap one wire around the base of the twist to make it good and secure and cut off just that one wire.

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Like so.

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Make the remaining wire into a loop for you to string ribbon through or hang it from.

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And there you go! I added some bells to embellish it but you can add a ribbon, bow, or whatever fits your decor! Happy Holidays!

peace&love,
Jill

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1 comment:

  1. Look how simple that looks, besides eye pinning all those beads. You did a great job its so cute. Where are ya going to put it? I can't believe it's only 2 days before Christmas!! I'm wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!


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    Nikki
    www.TheCraftySideOfSarcasm.com

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