This DIY wood bead snowflake ornament is a pretty way to trim your tree. With just a few simple steps, you can twist and shape your own snowflake ornament. Try coloring the beads or painting them gold for a pop of holiday cheer.
Cut 48 inches of wire. Slide 6 beads onto wire, leaving about 6 inches of wire at the end. Then thread the long end of wire through the first bead so you can pull the wires taut.
Next, thread 5 beads onto the long wire. Make longer snowflake points by adding more beads. Try alternating colored beads here for a striped pattern.
Next pull the wire through the second top bead. The top bead should be pulled on its side (see image).
Thread 2 more beads and then pull the wire through the bottom bead you added in the previous step (when you added five beads). See image for detail. Pull taut. You have completed your first of six arms of the snowflake!
Now thread the wire through the next bead on the original circle. You will follow steps 2-4 to complete five more arms of the snowflake.
Once you have completed the six arms of the snowflake, bring the two end pieces of wire together and pull taut. Wrap the wire together and trim. Add twine or thin ribbon to hang the ornament.