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By Suzann Sladcik Wilson

Beaded Ornament Hangers by Suzann Sladcik Wilson

Beaded Ornament Hangers by Suzann Sladcik Wilson

Welcome to December, my creative friends! If you haven’t already, it’s time to start decorating for the holidays. Today’s project is super easy and a great way to make your tree more festive – beaded ornament hangers. I came up with this idea when I noticed how boring traditional hangers look. Anyways, who doesn’t love some extra sparkle for their tree!

Beaded Ornament Hangers by Suzann Sladcik Wilson

Close up of ornament hangers.

As you can see, you can make the hangers sophisticated looking with crystals or pearls, or you could go for a more whimsical look with lampwork Christmas beads. You could also make them to match a color scheme of an overall tree or a particular ornament. This project is also good for using up beads that you might have in your stash.

Tools and materials to create beaded ornament holders.Tools and Materials:

  • 18 silver gauge wire
  • mixture of festive beads
  • wire Cutters
  • ruler
  • round nose pliers
  • pen

Instructions

IMG_42761. Cut your wire into 4 inch strips.

IMG_42792. Make a 90 degree angle three inches from the top of your wire.

IMG_42803.Wrap the bent wire around the barrel of the pen to form the hook at the bottom of the hanger.

IMG_42844. Place approximately 2 inches of beads onto your wire.

IMG_42875. Make a 90 angle with the top inch of your wire going in the opposite direction of the one on the bottom of your hanger.

IMG_42926. Curl the top inch of your wire around your pen to make the top hook.

7. Place your ornament on the bottom of your hanger and place on tree.

So what kind of ornament hangers would you make? Sophisticated or whimsical? Is there one particular ornament hanger that I made that you liked? Let me know in the comments!