How To Make Ornaments That Look Hella Expensive!
Have you put off making your own Christmas decorations because you’re convinced they’ll look cheap or tacky? That can happen, but it doesn’t mean it WILL happen. With a few simple supplies, we’re going to teach you how to make ornaments that look CRAZY expensive!
This project comes from the Merry Makings Free Christmas Craft Magazine and was created and photographed by Jordan Clarke of Stellaire blog.
For the Snowflakes You Will Need:
- Seed beads in 2 different sizes try between size 11-8
- Wire Cutters
- A few larger beads try size 6-2
- Beading wire (that fits the seed beads)
I found this handy chart that will help you figure out bead sizes:
1. Cut 4 pieces of wire about 6 inches, and one piece of wire about 8 inches. (You can adjust the sizes if you would like your snowflake to be smaller or larger).
2. Fill each wire piece with seed beads, leaving a little extra room for the wire to be twisted around later.
3. Put a larger bead on each end of the 4-inch wires and twist the wire around the bead to secure it.
4. Begin twisting two beaded wire pieces together in the middle. Add the other two wires, also twisting them around the middle, until you have a snowflake shape.
5. Use the 8-inch wire piece to go around the snowflake, twisting it once around each point to secure.
That’s the ornament completed! Now you can use it to hang on your Christmas tree or use as gift toppers!
To Decorate and Wrap Small Gifts You Will Need:
- Newspaper or old book pages
- White Craft Paint that’s been watered down very slightly or Gesso
- Washi Tape
Smear a light coat of paint on your paper, allow to dry and wrap as normal.
My name is Jordan and I am a 21-year-old, starry-eyed girl who is continually inspired by the beauty of the world. I’m a dreamer and a wanderer, always looking for new adventures and wonderful people to meet. I love the summertime, and if I could, I would live my whole life by the sea. I spend my time reading, creating things with my hands, star-gazing, practicing music, thrifting, writing letters, and photographing my life.