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Beaded Christmas Ornament Kits

Updated on May 28, 2016
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I have been sewing and crafting all of my life. I enjoy a variety of crafts, making gifts, holiday & home decor and costumes for my family

Make Your Own Treasured Keepsake with Beaded Christmas Ornament Kits

Handmade beaded Christmas ornaments are a fabulous gift to give to just about anyone.

My own Christmas tree is loaded with Christmas tree ornaments that have been given to me over the years. I have ornaments from my dear grandmother. Since she is no longer with me, I cherish them more now than I did the day I received them.

I have keepsake ornaments that my parents gave to me and beautiful handmade beaded ornaments that my mother made for me when I was still a child.

I have handmade ornaments from my children. Now that they are grown, it is a walk in the past to touch the ornaments those precious little hands made.

Giving Christmas ornaments as Christmas gifts has become a family tradition in our home.

Why not make you own beaded Christmas ornaments and start a new family tradition today?

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Beaded Ornament Handmade by My Mother

This is the ornament that my mother made for me when I was a little girl. It is approximately 40 years old. It is one of my greatest treasures.

In my minds eye, I can still see my mom sitting at the kitchen table, placing each bead, each sequin in just the right place to make this lovely keepsake.

Beaded Bell Ornament
Beaded Bell Ornament

An Ornament I Made for Our Son

I made this spider ornament for my son 22 years ago.

To this day, our tree is not completely finished until he comes home and hangs the spider on the tree.

spider ornament
spider ornament

This Was A Gift I Made for Our Daughter

I chose this ornament for my daughter because her favorite color is purple.

However, there is another meaning. Purple is a combination of red and blue, the warmest and coolest colors, therefore purple is considered to be the ideal color.

Thus, an ideal beaded ornament for an ideal daughter!

Purple Ornament
Purple Ornament

I Made Each of Our Children This Ornament

Green ornament
Green ornament

Ornament Kits or Instruction Books

I personally prefer the ornament kits because they come prepackaged with everything needed to complete a beaded ornament, except the craft glue.

However, sometimes a kit is not available in a specific color or design. Then I pull out my trusty books and buy the supplies required separately.

Craft Books on Making Beaded Ornaments

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      bob2themax2 4 years ago

      I've never made anything like this before, but I might start; seeing how wonderful they look.

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      infoprogirl 4 years ago

      These ornaments are very pretty.

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      Michelle Wilson 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I am a huge fan of beaded ornaments. They are so beautiful and when made and given, show loads of love.

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      Michey LM 4 years ago

      We wish you a Merry Christmas;

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      Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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      rdcbizz 4 years ago

      great ideas

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      sheilamarie78 4 years ago

      Pretty Christmas ornaments!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      These ornaments are very pretty. I have made many types of ornaments, a lot of fun.

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      halloweenprops 4 years ago

      These are beautiful, and make a difference to painted finish ornaments.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My mom and I made those sequined bell ornaments too, and gave many of them away as holiday gifts. I still have many of the ornaments she did but can't seem to find those. I am so glad I saw the picture on your site - makes me want to look harder for the ones she and I made.

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      Absolutely beautiful!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      These are lovely. I have tried making my own ages ago.

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      Miha Gasper 4 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      I love hand made ornaments. They carry special Christmas spirit which simply can't be bought. Beautiful photos!

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      Melissa Miotke 4 years ago from Arizona

      I did as a child but not as an adult. I really like the look of these beaded ornaments. They look very traditional.

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      darciefrench lm 4 years ago

      So pretty - I love the hand made ornaments too. We just put up our tree this morning! Early so the nine year old has lots of time to make new decorations for it.

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      tenoclock 4 years ago

      Ornament kits are a fantastic idea. Always feels great getting the decorations up, even better to have made some of them yourself!

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      pawpaw911 4 years ago

      Some of these beaded Christmas Ornaments are really beautiful, and the fact that you can make them from a kit makes them even more special.

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      HalloweenRecipes 4 years ago

      My mother made all kinds of ornaments including some beaded ones. My children and the kids in her neighborhood called her Grandma Jo - so you can imagine how it brought a smile to my face when I saw this fun lens and Tipi's remark. I hadn't thought about her ornaments or her Grandma Jo tag in awhile.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have a collection of beaded Christmas ornaments to. Our family adopted a lady in our community that we called Grandma Jo and she gave us her love in beads every year and I inherited the golden bell and green carousel as well as several others. I love how you tell us about each one as if we were sitting right beside you as you open each treasure. The spider you made for your son is my favorite, absolutely just wouldn't be Christmas without it!

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      madnessmerritt 5 years ago

      yes I used wire and beads, made a small loop at the bottom, strung the beads and make a big loop on top so it would hang a branch nicely. My friend Sandy loved it.

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      justholidays 5 years ago

      I love those homemade Christmas keepsake ornaments! I didn't know that there would be kits available on the market and will certainly think about making a few for myself. Thanks for sharing and the beauty of this lens!

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      DesignedbyLisa LM 5 years ago

      I never heard of beaded ornaments. Very cool looking.

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      Mary Beth Granger 5 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      I had forgotten all about these ornaments. i used to make some when I was first married ...years ago. They are so beautiful. Thanks for the memories. Blessed

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      mumsgather 5 years ago

      These are so beautiful. The best thing is you can make them for each year and counting. I love it that your son still comes back to hang his spider ornament on the tree!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The things that you make yourself are always the nicest, these were beautiful, and loved your bio page

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      niceman91 lm 5 years ago

      That's so cute.will try them this christmas :)

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I have a couple of beaded ornaments that I made from kits but they sure don't look near as beautiful as yours.

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      Scraps2treasures 5 years ago

      I love the purple one! Too pretty. My mom used to make beaded ornaments when I was little with styrofoam balls and some sort of satiny strips she used to wrap the balls. I still have quite a few of them on my tree.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I like the Golden one.

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      shwetasoni05 5 years ago

      Great Christmas ornaments for your children!!

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      dellgirl 5 years ago

      Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful ornaments. I love them all! I'm a bead girl. Give me some beads, pins, foam balls...and just put me in a corner.

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      Beadsnresin 5 years ago

      Oh dear, more things to add to my list of 'To make' :)

      These are really nice, thanks for the lens!

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I like the idea of giving beaded ornaments you made yourself. I used to make these but not anymore. Maybe time to go back and do this again.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I like the idea of giving beaded ornaments you made yourself. I used to make these but not anymore. Maybe time to go back and do this again.

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      Tarra99 5 years ago

      beautiful ornaments!

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      travelbroad 5 years ago

      I especially liked the spider ornament and the story behind it. That's what Christmas is all about.

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      Ann 6 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      I love these - i'm going to be making a lens about handmade gifts and will include this.

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      Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Awesome beaded ornaments! love it!

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      Joan4 6 years ago

      Oh I will definitely do some of these and hopefully granddaughter will enjoy the beaded ornaments too!

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      hlkljgk 6 years ago from Western Mass

      these look like they would make wonderful gifts. Congratulations on being featured on the 50 Crafts I Want To Try MonsterBoard!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Oh, how pretty! I found a kit for these fun sequin and bead ornaments and made them with my grandkids. They loved doing it and we got to use thimble to protect little tender fingers. Fun time!

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      franstan lm 6 years ago

      I have made Christmas ornaments but I have never tried the beaded variety. Great lens

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      ElizabethJeanAl 6 years ago

      It's only March but I'll start making ornaments this summer. It's so much fun to do.

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Very nice ornaments and featured on Xmas Wish List

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Very nice ornaments and featured on Xmas Wish List

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      photofk3 6 years ago

      Great lens, thank you.

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      capriliz lm 6 years ago

      I have visited your lens before, but I had to return to ~Bless~ it because I enjoy it so much!

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      KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      I used to make Christmas ornaments a long time ago. I like the idea of kits and small, portable craft projects. Your mom's sequin bell is a treasure!

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      Missmerfaery444 6 years ago

      Beautiful! Love the pictures they are gorgeous

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      Kathy McGraw 6 years ago from California

      I remember making these beaded ornaments many many years ago. I like the spider one, very unique :)

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      June Parker 6 years ago from New York

      I love this lens. You have done a fantastic job. I think it goes very well with my Victorian Lace Christmas ornament lens. Of course you know, they made beaded ornaments in those times too. I am add a link to this lens onto that page and have lensrolled you too. Fabulous job!

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      Indigo Janson 6 years ago from UK

      Now I have no idea how I missed this one but just came via the 'Quality Shopping Lens Tips' guide -- congratulations on a well deserved feature spot.

      Yes, I've made beaded Christmas ornaments and it is a lovely holiday tradition, both the creating of them and of passing them down through the generations (or as you have shown, they can be passed 'up' too as treasured memories of little ones!). I once made an adorable Christmas spider, much like yours. I think it would be fun to make some more.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Your lens brought back 'crafty' memories!

      Rated and Favoured

      Best wishes

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      devilsworkshopc 6 years ago

      My mother used to make beaded ornaments. They are very pretty.

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      BuckHawkcenter 6 years ago

      I certainly don't have your talent for making beautiful things. Mine came out kinda "homemade" looking. Come on over for coffee and show me how! I'll supply the refreshments!

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      julieannbrady 6 years ago

      Yes, many a year ago I did ... what a great way to add bling to your Christmas Ornaments! Ho Ho Ho.

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      clouda9 lm 6 years ago

      Such treasured memories on this page...gave me a warm fuzzy feeling just reading about each unique ornament. Beautiful, thank you!

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      These are beautiful. I like the golden bell the best.

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      Mona 6 years ago from Iowa

      Oooh these are so lovely. I'm adding this as a featured lens to my Handmade Christmas Lensography. :)

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      Sensitive Fern 6 years ago

      Yes! One of my favorite Christmas memories was mom's candy box filled with beads and sequins that we would make ornaments like this with.

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      Linda Pogue 6 years ago from Missouri

      I have embroidered Christmas ornaments, but never beaded any. I do have two that my aunt made when I was a child for my mom. They always go on the tree.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      @KarenTBTEN: Karen, you are absolutely right about the beads falling off over the years. That is exactly why I recommend using craft glue in my instructional lens referenced above when inserting the pins. No one wants these treasured keepsakes to fall apart. I am so glad you mentioned that in your comment! Thank you!

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      KarenTBTEN 6 years ago

      My brother and I had a crafty Sunday School teacher when we were little who gave us each a beaded ornament. Those ornaments were kept many years, though some of the beads did come off.

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      capriliz lm 6 years ago

      When I was younger, we used to make these as a family craft. They were always fun to make and lovely to hang on the tree.

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      ohcaroline 6 years ago

      Yes, I used to make a whole set of themed ornaments every year. But not now. I enjoyed doing made the tree so special.

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      ssuthep 6 years ago

      You have featured some very beautiful beaded ornaments here. Great lens.

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      Holley Web 6 years ago

      Absolutely gorgeous! We used to make our own when I was a child and my own children would make them every year but nothing as stunning as these. They were all just as special to me :)