It’s no secret that I love all things farmhouse Christmas style. Truly such a gorgeous way to decorate for the holidays. A couple of years ago I made some really pretty nativity farmhouse style ornaments. This year? Wood bead wreath ornaments that are seriously so easy to make using wired ribbon!
DIY Wood Bead Wreath Ornaments Made Easy With Farmhouse Christmas Wire Ribbon
Remember when I created some really unique Christmas ornaments using wood slices and painted nativity silhouettes? They just screamed farmhouse style Christmas. I was particularly proud of how the silhouette nativity ornaments turned out. And then I got an email from a magazine editor.
Each year the Country Sampler magazine has a special Farmhouse Style Christmas issue and this year my silhouette nativity ornaments were requested to be featured!!! Can you guys believe it?! Here’s the big reveal.
Was I EVER ecstatic!!!
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Where Did Farmhouse Style Originate?
People often think that farmhouse style is unique to the United States and that’s not so. This classic style actually originated in Germany and Sweden clear back in the 1700’s. With large, sweeping porches, the homes found on farms were constructed in a way that was essential in caring for its the workers. Farm hands would come up to the house to eat meals on the porch.
Furniture and decor also served a purpose and were made from reuse. This style of living and decorating came over to the U.S. when farms became large in size. While I don’t personally live in a farmhouse, I think that I have a particular fondness for this type of style. I have significant family history with Midwest farmers. They worked the land, hundreds and hundreds of acres, lived in beautiful farmhouses with sweeping porches and even sewed kitchen curtains out of old feed sacks.
It’s part of my family and who I am today.
DIY Farmhouse Christmas Wood Bead Christmas Ornaments
Totally farmhouse Christmas and totally a unique way to make them. I like to think of it as like the secret ingredient on that cooking show… but in a craft.
Only 3 ingredients. I mean supplies. *wink*
What you’ll need to make wood bead wreath ornaments:
- wood beads (I used wood beads that are 20mm in size.)
- wire ribbon (That’s right! You don’t need actual wire for this ornament craft. It’s in the ribbon!)
Only 3 things needed!!!
Well, except for a pair of scissors. You will need some scissors to cut the ribbon and twine. But every good crafter has tons of those scattered throughout the house. Am I right?
Directions for making wood bead wreath ornaments:
Step 1: Start by pinching/rolling your ribbon together at one end. This will make feeding the ribbon through the hole so much easier. No need to use a large needle when you are using wire ribbon. That’s what is so great about this method. The wire in the ribbon does the job for you!
Step 2: Feed ribbon through each bead. Be creative with the number of beads and length of ribbon you use! I made my ornaments with 15 wood beads, but you can do more or less to achieve the specific look that you are going for. Don’t be afraid to make several in varying sizes. You can totally mix it up and even use different size wood beads. I also used a rather wide wire ribbon because that was the look I wanted for tying the bow at the top. But again do what works best for you and mix it up!
Step 3: Continue feeding beads until you reach your desired size of circumference. You can test the size by pulling the ribbon tightly on either side to form a circle and see how big your wreath shape is getting.
Step 4: Tie off the top of the wreath and add the twin. When you’ve gotten your desired wreath size, tie the top ribbon pieces together tightly (this will help to really form that perfect circle) and then add a looped piece of twine before tying the bow in the wire ribbon.
Step 5: Trim the ribbon. You’ll want to cut the end of the wire ribbon that you fed through the beads. It’s going to look rough until you a nice edge on an angle!
Step 6: Tie a bow. I love that this method has the bow built right in. No need to tie off and then add a separate bow. Simply make a pretty bow at the top of the ornament with the ribbon that was fed through the beads and you are done.
So easy to make and looks so farmhouse Christmas hanging on your tree!
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