How to Make a Wooden Bead Star Ornament

Made from ribbon and wooden beads, this simple star ornament looks beautiful hanging in a window, on a door or nestled in a tree.

Wooden Bead Window Stars

Wooden Bead Window Stars

Less is definitely more when it comes this ornament. Made from simple ribbon and wooden beads, this lovely star is beautiful hanging in a window, on a door or nestled in a tree.

Photo by: Photographer: Christina Wedge

Photographer: Christina Wedge

Materials Needed

  • 3/8" ribbon
  • (30) 1" wooden beads
  • scissors
  • large crafting needle

Thread the Needle

Measure and cut a 10-foot section of ribbon. Thread the needle with the ribbon, then double up the ribbon and knot it at the end.

Wooden Bead Window Stars

Wooden Bead Window Stars

Step 1- Thread the Needle Measure and cut a 10-foot section of ribbon. Thread needle with the ribbon. Then double up the ribbon, and knot it at the end.

Photo by: Photographer: Christina Wedge

Photographer: Christina Wedge

Add 12 Beads

String 12 beads onto the ribbon, pushing them down to the knotted end. Pull the needle back through the two ribbons under the knot. Make sure to pull the needle through one side of the ribbon itself to secure the circle in place.

Wooden Bead Window Stars

Wooden Bead Window Stars

Step 2- Add 12 Beads String twelve beads onto the ribbon, pushing them down to the knotted end. Next, pull the needle back through the two ribbons under the knot. Make sure to pull the needle through one side of the ribbon itself to secure the circle in place.

Photo by: Photographer: Christina Wedge

Photographer: Christina Wedge

Add Two Beads

Add two beads at a time along the outside of the original circle. Start by running the ribbon through two beads, then secure by running ribbon through the bead below on the original circle and to the right (Image 1). Continue working your way around the circle this way. This will start to give the ornament its star shape (Image 2).

Add One Bead

Go around once more, this time adding one bead at a time. Run the ribbon through one bead, then secure by running ribbon through the beads below. Continue working your way around the circle this way. This will complete the star shape.

Wooden Bead Window Stars

Wooden Bead Window Stars

Step 4- Add 1 Bead Next, you’ll go around once more, this time adding one bead at a time. Run the ribbon through one bead then secure by running ribbon through the beads below. Continue working your way around the circle this way. This will complete the star shape.

Photo by: Photographer: Christina Wedge

Photographer: Christina Wedge

Add Hanger

Once you’ve tied off the last bead, cut a section of ribbon to desired length and tie onto the star to hang (Images 1, 2).

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