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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27 thoughts on “DIY Wood Bead ‘Cranberry’ Wreath Ornament”
Very cute and so simple! I’ll have to pin this to try with my boys next year.
Thanks for pinning! 🙂
That’s an adorable holiday craft. And so easy too. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!
Thanks Leslie! 🙂
super cute and smart idea. will keep it in mind for my valentine’s decoration too 😉
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Thank you Rasha! 🙂
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!
Thanks Natalie! 😀
Such a simple and sweet ornament! And, really a great idea for those wood beads that seem to be in all our stashes.
Thank you! 😀
Super cute! These would look cute on a garland. Excellent tutorial.
Thanks Audra! 😀
Lina, Love this ornament. Simple and wonderful. Nice to have some supplies be used for good. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.
Thanks Sylvia! 😀
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.
Thanks Jann! 😀
So simple and very elegant! Thanks for sharing with us at the Homestead Blog Hop!
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
Thank you, Kerryanne!
This is so lovely! Congrats for your feature at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy this week! 🙂
Thanks for featuring me! 🙂
great idea! so simple and so decorative! thank you for tutorial – next year I will make some for my christmas tree 🙂
What size wood beads did you use
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.