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5 Christmas Ornaments You Can Make Yourself

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Beaded Ornaments

Let the beads be your guide when decorating your ornament.
Let the beads be your guide when decorating your ornament.
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Beaded ornaments are a stunning addition to any Christmas tree, and you can create your own for a fraction of the cost of what you would pay in a store. All you'll need for this project is some 20-gauge wire, a pair of round nosed pliers and a stash of beads. An eight-point star is a great project to get started with. First, cut the wire into even lengths about 8 to 10 inches long. You'll want to wrap the wires around each other to create eight points that are equidistant apart. Use the pliers to bend and wrap the wire. Add your beads, alternating colors and sizes for maximum visual effect. Then, bend the end of the wire into itself so the beads stay put.

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