DIY Wood Bead ‘Cranberry’ Wreath Ornament

Wood Bead 'Cranberry' Wreath Ornament Tutorial

In today’s tutorial – the second to last project of my Advent Calendar 2017 – I’ll show you how to make a pretty, non-wilting faux cranberry wreath with wood beads. It’s an easy and quick last minute holiday craft: It took me just some minutes yesterday to string and paint the beads.

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Faux Cranberry Wreath Ornament With Wooden Beads
Inspired by natural rose hip and cranberry wreath ornaments

These wooden beads have been sitting in my stash for far too long. So it was high time to use them for something.

 

You’ll need:

  • (raw) wood beads
  • red acrylic paint
  • wire
  • round nose pliers & wire cutter
  • cotton string

 

s Ornament With Wood Beads

Thread the wooden beads onto the wire.

DIY Wood Bead Ornament

Bend the wire into a wreath form and twist the ends of the wire together. Cut of one of the wire ends (you’ll need the other wire end as handle.)

How To Paint Wooden Beads

Paint the wooden beads with red acrylic paint and let the wreath dry overnight.

Red Wooden Bead Christmas Tree Ornament

Bend the other end of the wire into an eye, cut off the excess wire and thread some cotton string through the eye as hanger for the red berry wreath ornament.

DIY Wood Bead Fake Berry Wreath Ornament
Finished fake red berry wreath with lace bow & DIY snow frosted salt and wheatpaste vase

25 thoughts on “DIY Wood Bead ‘Cranberry’ Wreath Ornament

  1. Your DIY Wood Bead Cranberry Wreath Ornament turned out beautiful! I love your imagination, and how you created this beautiful ornament! I’m not very crafty, so I always admire other’s projects!

  2. Very cute! I just picked up some red beads at a thrift shop. I was thinking of stringing them for Valentines Day, but could restring and make some of these next year. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  3. Such a sweet project Lina. Thank you for linking up at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week and throughout 2017. I hope you’ll continue to share your awesomeness with us in 2018.
    May your New Year be filled with lots of creative endeavours!!
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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