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Beaded Candy Cane Ornament Craft

Children love making their own gifts for their loved ones at Christmas. If you are looking for a simple and inexpensive craft for your own children to enjoy this holiday, these DIY beaded candy cane ornaments are the perfect treat. They only require a few supplies to make, and children will enjoy manipulating the wire and beads to create some sweet looking candy canes. Take a look below at how to make your own.

DIY Beaded Candy Cane Ornaments Supplies

  • Wire
  • Wire Cutters
  • Red and White Beads

For our sample picture, we used a simple florist wire and basic wire cutters. We chose simple red and white plastic “t” beads, available at the local craft store for just a couple of dollars per bag.

Stuffed Apples Directions

  1. Begin by snipping about 6 inches of wire.
  2. Lay out your beads and model to children how you will be creating a pattern. You can do this in a variety of ways. You can do two red and one white and repeat, or one red and then one white and repeat. Or, you can really create any pattern you wish, using the beads in any sort of alteration.
  3. Place your first bead on. Leave a little wire at the end of the bead that you can then twist tightly around the bead, creating a knot at the end. It is important to do this so all of your other beads stay on.
  4. Now, start threading beads on, creating your pattern.
  5. Once you have covered the whole length of ribbon, repeat the knotting process at the alternate end. This will keep the length of beads intact.
  6. Bend the wire to create a hook or candy cane shape.

That’s it! Your ornament can now be hung up high on the tree for all to see. You can also make larger versions of this craft to hang on door knobs if you wish, or even make lengthier versions to turn into bracelets.

This holiday season, invite the kids in on the action with these fun beaded candy cane ornaments. They are sure to have a ball!

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Beaded Candy Cane Ornaments

Fun craft to do with your kids to make a beaded candy cane ornaments.

  • Author: Savings Lifestyle: Andrea

Ingredients

  • Wire
  • Wire Cutters
  • Red and White Beads

Instructions

  1. Begin by snipping about 6 inches of wire.
  2. Lay out your beads and model to children how you will be creating a pattern. You can do this in a variety of ways. You can do two red and one white and repeat, or one red and then one white and repeat. Or, you can really create any pattern you wish, using the beads in any sort of alteration.
  3. Place your first bead on. Leave a little wire at the end of the bead that you can then twist tightly around the bead, creating a knot at the end. It is important to do this so all of your other beads stay on.
  4. Now, start threading beads on, creating your pattern.
  5. Once you have covered the whole length of ribbon, repeat the knotting process at the alternate end. This will keep the length of beads intact.
  6. Bend the wire to create a hook or candy cane shape.

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About Andrea Deckard

Andrea Deckard is a personal finance expert and speaker. She lives by the following motto, "save on what you need so you can spend on what you want." She started Savings Lifestyle in 2008, and long-time readers remember the site as Mommy Snacks. Andrea is a go-to resource on frugal living for local news outlets such as WDTN, WGRR, and Cincinnati.com as well as national outlets like Good Morning America. She has also been featured in multiple national publications.

2 Comments

  1. Amanda on December 5, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Where do you find the ‘t’ beads? I checked Jo-Ann and the don’t carry them. Thanks!

    • Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on December 7, 2013 at 11:26 am

      Amanda, you should be able to find them at Michael’s craft store, or even a Walmart. HTH!

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