This DIY wood bead ‘cranberry’ ornament is easy and fun to make with kids. And because it can be made so quick, it’s a great last-minute DIY Christmas ornament: It takes just some minutes to string and paint the beads. Besides, this faux cranberry ornament with wood beads is not only pretty but also non-wilting, unlike a wreath ornament with real cranberries with wood beads.
This DIY wood bead ‘cranberry’ ornament was a stash-buster project because these wooden beads have been sitting in my stash for far too long. So it was high time to use them for something! 😀
DIY Wood Bead ‘Cranberry’ Wreath Ornament
- (raw) wood beads
- red acrylic paint
- round nose pliers & wire cutter
- cotton string
Thread the wooden beads onto the wire.
Bend the wire into a wreath form and twist the ends of the wire together. Cut of one of the wire ends: You need the other wire end to thread the ribbon through.
Related: DIY Rosehip Wreath Ornaments
Paint the wooden beads with red acrylic paint and let the wreath dry overnight.
Bend the other end of the wire into an eye, cut off the excess wire and thread a piece of ribbon, lace or cotton string through the eye as hanger for the red berry wreath ornament.
These faux cranberry wreath ornaments look pretty as old-fashioned Christmas tree decorations.
Related: The Victorian Christmas Tree
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