Do you enjoy crafting Christmas ornaments? We do at our house! Here’s how to make a Pony Bead Christmas Tree Ornament. It is easy to craft and only uses a few supplies.
Crafts made with pony beads are fun! The colorful beads made cute creations overall, but they are wonderful for Christmas ornaments. I had a bag of green pony beads on hand, so I showed the triplets how to make a Pony Bead Christmas Tree Ornament.
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Disclaimer: Pony beads do post a swallowing and choking hazard. Pony beads should only be used by children older than four years old who know to not place pony beads in their mouth.
What Are Pony Beads
Pony beads are plastic, barrel shaped or donut shaped beads. They are commonly used for arts and crafts, especially for bracelets and necklaces. Craft stores and larger retailers (like Walmart and Amazon) sell them, and they can be purchased in a variety of colors.
Supplies to make the pony bead Christmas tree ornament
- Green pony beads
- Various color pony beads to be “ornaments” on the tree
- A yellow pony bead for the top of the tree
- 3 feet of Elastic cording
How to Make
Fold the elastic cording in half. Make a knot on the end that is folded. This will be the ornament hanger, so the loop should be about 1/2″ to 1″.
For stability, tape the loop to the table to make it easier to work with the cording and beads.
Place both ends of the cording through the yellow bead. Push the yellow bead all the way to the top underneath the knot.
Place a green bead through one of the loose ends of the elastic cording. Place the other loose end through the bead in the opposite direction. Pull the two ends so that the bead is pushed all the way up under the yellow bead.
Repeat step 3, adding a bead each time. Place a few different colored beads on a few rows to represent ornaments. Make the full tree according to the following pattern:
1 green bead
2 green beads
3 beads total (can be a combination of green beads and another color bead)
4 beads total (can be a combination of green beads and another color bead)
5 beads total (can be a combination of green beads and another color bead)
6 beads total (can be a combination of green beads and another color bead)
7 green beads
At this point, the loose ends will be sticking out of the opposite sides of the same bottom row. Knot each end to secure the cording and the beads. If you’re nervous about the cording staying secure, place a dot of clear glue and allow to dry.