There are so many wonderful Christmas crafts that you can make. Some of my very favorite are Christmas bead crafts. There is just something about beads that add a little extra to a Christmas craft. Check out some of these for your next project!
Christmas Bead Crafts
What is it about Christmas and beads that just go together so well? I grew up making Christmas crafts that included beads, and I have continued to do so even as an adult.
Beads are an amazing craft supply. You can use them create an entire new thing or simply use them to add a touch of whimsy to a craft that needs just a little something extra.
For Christmas they are especially perfect. Think of how people used to decorate their trees with strings of beads wrapped around it. Does anyone still use those? They look so pretty, but in our house the cats would attack them in a minute so I don’t even dare try them.
I have spent a lot of time the last few years creating beaded safety pin kid craft designs that I share here. From these, people have started to ask me if I have other fun Christmas bead crafts to share. That’s when I realized that while I have done several I have never blogged about any of them.
I guess that is something I need to get to, but for now I turned to my fellow bloggers to see what wonderful Christmas bead crafts they had to share with you! You’ll find both adult and kid Christmas bead crafts below, so be sure to check all of the different ideas out!
Adult Christmas Bead Crafts
Give your home a personal touch with these DIY Christmas projects that incorporate beads.
Some Christmas tree bulb ornaments can be quite plain and simple, but you can change that this beaded craft! Add some glitz and fun to your ordinary tree bulbs with this DIY bead garland Christmas ornament!
Give your Christmas dinner table a little more sparkle with these DIY real pinecone napkin rings. The pinecone look is perfect for Christmastime, and the crystal beads will add a beautiful sparkle to the table.
Remember crafting with perler beads when you were a kid? I certainly do! Have fun with them again with this adorable DIY "Joy" Christmas garland using perler beads. This could also be good for kids too.
These rustic wooden bead ornaments are perfect if you're going to create a simple and rustic look. Plus if you're a Star Wars fan these are great for a Chewbaca themed tree. Be sure to check the rustic wooden bead ornament post out for more Chewbaca themed decorations too!
These wood bead Christmas wreath ornaments with their sprig of "misiltoe" are just adorable. The blog post also has a link to teach you how to make beaded snowflake ornaments with this same craft style.
A lot of people enjoy making salt dough ornaments every year. I love how this craft that takes it a step farther and turns those salt dough creations into a decorative garland that includes wooden beads.
Beaded safety pin crafts are popular with kids, and best of all they don't make a big craft mess. This one featuring at Christmas tree is perfect to keep kids entertained as they anxiously wait for Christmas to arrive.
It's always a great idea when you can incorporate a little education into fun kid crafts. This Christmas tree activity allows preschoolers to work on their fine motor skills by decorating this Christmas tree printable with objects such as yarn and beads.
Wishing for a white Christmas, or just looking to make you own? This snowflake beaded safety pin is pefect for any wintery time of year including Christmas.
I hope from all of these different craft ideas you have something fun to decorate your home with, or keep you kids busy for a little bit while they’re too excited to sit still to watch a Christmas movie or hear a Christmas book.