Now this is the definition of an easy craft make. It requires almost no skill whatsoever to make but it looks pretty smart at the end.
I’ve got a bit of a thing for smooth, unpolished wooden beads like these – I like the Scandi-ness of them and I’ve seen a few lovely decorations made from them so I thought I’d see what I could do. I wanted to try and make something in time for Christmas so I ordered a bag of them online and had a play around with some copper wire to see what I could make. The end result was this hanging heart decoration that I thought I’d share in case you’re inspired to do the same.
What you’ll need:
- Wooden beads (I bought mine from Hobbycraft)
- Copper or Brass Wire (needs to be sturdy so it holds its shape, but pliable)
The steps for this are rather straightforward – Thread your beads onto the wire and form it into a heart shape! Here are a couple of tips to make it totally stress-free:
1: Shape the wire into a sharp point before you start threading beads on. That will form the pointy base of the heart and it’s much easier doing it first than trying to do it afterwards.
2: Thread an even sized number of beads on either side then twist the two ends of the wire together at the top. Bend inwards to create the heart shape.
3: Tuck any sharp ends of wire back into the top beads to finish it off
4: Tie with a ribbon and it’s ready to hang on the tree / door handle / mantlepiece…
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Images: Victoria Harrison