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Beaded Wreath Ornament

We made this Christmas wreath beaded ornament using a modified daisy chain technique.

My five year-old daughter is really into beading. Most seasons we create beaded ornaments to hang from the chandelier. This year, I thought she might be ready for the challenge of a simple bead-weaving technique. Since we are using pipe cleaners instead of wire or cord, it is even easier–no need to double-back through the beads.


  • 36 green beads
  • 6 red beads
  • 2 green chenille stems
  • 1 red metallic chenille stem
  • fishing wire, thread, or metal hook to hang


1. String 6 green beads.

2. Twist the stem back to make a loop of the beads.

3. Add a red bead and bring the stem across the middle of the loop.

4. Repeat until you have three loops/flowers with a red “berry” inside each.

5. Do the same with the remaining chenille stem to form another three loops/flowers.

6. Connect the two sections at one end.

7. Use the red metallic chenille stem to create a “bow”: Make a little loop and then twist. Make another little loop next to it, twist again.

8. Use the “bow” to connect the other two ends of the two green chenille stems together to complete the wreath.

Educational Connections:

  • History / Culture: Why do we bring evergreen boughs inside during Christmas? When and where did the tradition begin?
  • Mathematics: What is a six-sided shape called? What is 6 x 6 green beads?
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Candace Lindemann, Yale, BA, Harvard Graduate School of Education, EdM, is an educational consultant and published writer. She enjoys new learning experiences with her children, ages 6 and 4 and 1.5.

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