It combines the red wooden beads with the silver screening in a totally different circular motif. And, just like the other two designs I am creating a tutorial so you can make the same ornament. This series is truly easy to do and they are very universal. They are unbreakable so a great solution for a house with kids or cats!
- 8 pieces aluminum window screening 2" w x 6" long - I purchased 1 roll of 36" x 84" bright Aluminum screening at Lowes. You can vary the size to create different sized ornaments.
- 8 - 1/2" wooden red beads - I bought a red bead garland and cut them off.
- 2 feet 1/8"wide red satin ribbon
- dull scissors (Save your old ones for this type of project. Don't use your sewing shears!)
- big darning needle (large enough to thread 1/8" ribbon through)
- gloves - to protect your hands
- Using a Sharpie marker and ruler, measure 8 pieces of screening 2" w x 6" long.
- Use dull scissors to cut the screening. I like to wear garden gloves during these first steps because the edges of the screening are extremely prickly.
- Fold over both long edges on all 8 pieces of cut screening.
- I bent it over the edge of my desk top to form a straight fold.
- I first used my finger to crease back the folded edge and then ran the handle of the scissors along it to smooth it out.
- Using something round as a form, bend each of the 8 pieces in half but a curved half - not a crease.
- Pull a strand of aluminum "thread" off the edge of a scrap piece of screening.
- Use this thread to stitch together the two ends of each piece of screening.
- Take a piece of 1/8" red satin ribbon and thread it onto a large darning needle.
- Thread it through the screen about 3/4" up from the stitched seam.
- Thread a bead onto it.
- Thread it out the other side of the petal shape.
- Thread it into the next petal shape again about 3/4' from the stitched seam.
- Add another bead and continue through and out the other side.
- Add another petal shape, then a bead, continuing until all 8 have been threaded together.
- You may need to adjust the shape of your 8 "petals" so they form a complete circle.
- When you have all eight connected, tie the two end of the ribbon together leaving enough to make a hanging hoop.
Simple and elegant!
Add them to your collection from my previous two tutorials.
Previous Posts of Interest:
- DIY Christmas Ornament #2 • Rosette
- DIY Christmas Ornament #1 • Tree Ribbon
- Handmade Christmas Cards Through the Years
- DIY Christmas Cards • Pierced Designs
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