Beaded Joy Ornament

Beaded Joy Ornament for the 2018 Christmas Ornament Exchange from #christmas #ornament #DIY

The 2018 Ornament Exchange Link Party hosted by Erlene from My Pinterventures is here once again! My partner for the exchange this year is Jenny from Cookies, Coffee & Crafts. Her preferred colors for decorating her tree are red and green so I made this Beaded Joy Ornament in those colors.  Of course since her name is Jenny she could always just use the one with the “J” on it!

Beaded Joy Ornament

Beaded Joy Ornament for the 2018 Christmas Ornament Exchange from #christmas #ornament #DIY

Here is a picture of the lovely ornament I received from Jenny. It will go perfect with my other ornaments on the tree! 

christmas ornament 

Materials:  (I had the spools, fabric, ribbon, bead wire and paper for the letters. I purchased the rest at JoAnn Fabric. With coupons the cost was about $10)

3 spools
Small piece of green fabric
Small piece of red scrapbook paper
White paint
Mod Podge
jewelry end caps – 3
large red beads -3
small red beads – 3
small green beads -15
spacer beads – 18
crystal snowflakes – 3
jump rings
crimp beads
bead wire
red ribbon


  • Paint spools with white paint and allow to dry. 
  • Cut fabric the width of the inside of the spool and length long enough to wrap around. 
  • Use quick tack glue to adhere the fabric to the spool. 
  • Cut the letters J, O, Y out of red paper. I used my Cricut for this.
  • Glue the letters to the spools.
  • Use Mod Podge to cover the spools and seal everything.

beaded joy ornament

Make 3 of these:
  • Cut your wire ” long.
  • Wrap it over the jump ring and then put both ends through the center of the end cap.
  • Add a large red bead, a small red bead then a spacer bead. 

beaded joy ornament

  • Put the wires through the spool.
  • Then add the green beads alternating with the spacer beads.
  • Put both wires through a crimp bead.**
  • The snowflake I purchased was already on a jump ring so put both wires around the jump bead then back through the crimp bead.
  • Press the crimp bead closed.
  • Trim the wires and push the ends back through the green beads.
  • Tie red ribbon on the top

**I did not have any crimp beads so I tied the ends of the wire on the jump ring, pushing the ends back through the green beads. I used a little dab of hot glue to hold the knot.

beaded joy ornament 

I think it will go perfectly with her tree. Here is a picture of Jenny’s tree from last year. 


Be sure to stop by the link party to see all of the other wonderful ornaments you could make for your tree! 


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17 comments on “Beaded Joy Ornament

  1. Pingback:2018 Ornament Exchange Link Party - This Autoimmune Life

  2. What pretty little beaded ornaments! Jenny is going to love them!
    Super Mom – No Cape! recently posted…Handmade Ornament ExchangeMy Profile

  3. Mother of 3 on said:

    Those are so cute! I bet those beads will be nice and sparkly with all the Christmas lights around them too. Pinned.

  4. These are so cute, and what a terrific match with your partner. Love the traditional colours. Pinning

  5. Those are so cute. You did a great job, and I’m sure she will love them!

  6. These are so pretty! Love the beads!
    Kim~madeinaday recently posted…Eclectic Bohemian Style Christmas TreeMy Profile

  7. I love beaded ornaments and these are wonderful. I love the sparkle of the beads.

  8. Very pretty! i like how the crystals to add a little bling!

  9. I enjoy working with beads so I know I would like to make these. I love how you made three ornaments go together.

  10. SO festive and cute. Happy Holidays!

  11. Cute ornaments! Have a happy holiday!
    Lauren recently posted…Farmhouse Decor Holiday Wish ListMy Profile

  12. Your ornaments look wonderful! I love the bit of bling from the beads!

  13. These are so pretty! And how fun would it be to spell out Christmas words all over the tree.

  14. This is so sweet looking! I love the colors and vibe they give off, will have to try and make some of these for sure!

  15. Hi Roseanne Love the vintage wooden thread spools.These came out great and so pretty.

  16. Roseann, your beaded thread spool ornaments are so pretty – love this idea! Pinned
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