The last few years, I’ve found myself smitten over the simple and beautiful Scandinavian style Christmas decorations. I just love the natural wood looks and the simple contrasting colors. These DIY Scandinavian inspired wood bead ornaments would make a beautiful accent on a tree or hanging around the house during the Christmas Season.
- Contrasting Paint Colors – I used white and Rose Gold and Rose Copper
- Unfinished 1.5 inch wood ball
- Embroidery Floss
- Screw Eyes
First you are going to drill large wooden balls. When I drilled it, I held it tightly and Just eye balled the center. Now, using scotch tape or painters tape, tape off a section of the bead. I didn’t want it perfectly centered, so I taped it a little off center. Press tightly to seal the tape on. Now tape your first color on. I initially painted the white color on first but after I was done with all of them, I realized that painting metallic first would be better.
Now after your first color has dried, place a new piece of tape onto the wood ball to create a new line. But leave some of the first color under the tape so that some of it will still be seen.
Now onto the floss. We’re first going to start making a tassle by twisting the floss (your choice of color) around three fingers about 8 to 10 times. Now leave it in a loop and just cut the string off from the rest of the floss, but don’t cut the loop just yet.
Now take another long piece of floss and string it onto a big needle if needed and bring it through the center of the wood bead.
Then take it back through but leave a large loop on one end.
Now tie off that large loop two or three times to make sure it is secure and not going to go through the wood bead hole.
Now with the extra string left over on the other end of the wood ball, go ahead and double knot it onto your tassle loops that you made.
Then at the bottom of the tassle loops, cut the loops.
Grab another little embroidery floss and tie a little knot around the top of the strings to make it a tassle.
Now for a quicker variation, take your screw eyes and press really them really hard into the wood ball and start turning them until they are all the way in. And they tie on a string. To do a double layer beaded ornament, just do the same thing, but add a smaller bead on top of the bigger bead.
And there you have it, simple and pretty DIY Scandinavian inspired ornaments!