5 Fabulous Beaded Ornament Projects

Make ornaments for the coming holidays or get a jump on next year’s events. To help you make some beauties, I’ve gathered a few of my favorites, along with a bonus project.


Ornaments are everyone’s favorites. I’ve curated a variety of styles and stitches, including flat peyote, tubular peyote stitch, netting, and stringing. Click on the project names to link to the projects.

Holiday star ornament

Holiday star ornament

Weave diamond shapes using peyote stitch, then sew them together and watch a star shape emerge. You can change the shape of your star by using different size beads, such as 15/0 seed beads or 11/0 cylinder beads. Or, begin with 30 or 40 beads in step 1 to make a larger star. Share the joy by making several of these ornaments and giving them as gifts.


Festive wire Christmas trees

Festive wire Christmas trees

As the holidays approach, the days grow shorter and my list of things to do grows longer. I can manage the shopping, cooking, and a couple of parties, but where do you find the time for decorating? Here’s an ornament that not only works up quickly, but adds a little whimsy to your home.


winter birds ornament

Winter birds ornament

This project features peyote-stitched panels to depict scenes. There are also practical advantages to this design with a netted top and an open bottom – if the ornament breaks, you simply drape the beading over another ornament.

Stitched stocking ornament

Stitched stocking ornament

An adorable peyote stocking ornament adds a personal touch to the holidays. To shape this holiday ornament, work in tubular peyote stitch and use carefully placed increases and decreases. 


Champagne beaded ornament

Festive champagne ornament

This netted ornament cover terminates in a profusion of seed bead loops accented with bubbly crystal pearls and drop beads. Stitch one up for any festive occasion – this easy, bubbly bauble will top your gift-giving list!



BONUS: Ornament hangers

Why hang your holiday ornaments from uninspiring metal hooks? Instead, put together simple, eye-catching wire hangers. You can personalize the hangers with names or holiday messages, or opt for a colorful beaded loop.


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