DIY Wood Bead ‘Cranberry’ Wreath Ornament

DIY Wood Bead Cranberry Wreath Ornament

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! ๐Ÿ˜€

DIY Wood Bead ‘Cranberry’ Wreath Ornament

You’ll need:

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

DIY Wood Bead Faux Cranberry Wreath Ornament

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

DIY Wood Bead Cranberry Wreath Christmas Ornament

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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29 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.

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

    1. Sorry for the late reply. I used 1/2 inch wood beads because I had them on hand. But you can also use larger or smaller wood beads for the DIY faux cranberry wreath ornaments.

      1. These are lovely and I will probably use some of my wood beads and make some! This might seem like an odd question but we never eat cranberries but I use them to decorate. Is there a reason I wouldnโ€™t use cranberries? Like they rot too fast or they are hard to poke the wire through. Just curious.
        I also like making new things each year so something disposable would be good.

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