This gorgeous beaded Christmas Tree is a fun little craft that will make great decorations for your tree or table this Christmas.
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Beaded Christmas Tree

Ingredients

  • Craft wire - 16 or 18 gauge craft wire for the shape of the tree
  • Craft wire - memory, thin wire to hold the beads on
  • Craft, flat nose pliers
  • Crystal beads - a mix of different colours, shapes and sizes

Instructions

  • First, you will need to make the square shape at the bottom of the tree. To do this, take a 16 or 18 gauge craft wire and hold the wire from its end. Using the pliers, bend the wire to form a square shape. The square I made was 2 cm on all 4 sides.
    This gorgeous beaded Christmas Tree is a fun little craft that will make great decorations for your tree or table this Christmas.
  • Next, we move onto making the triangle tree, so without cutting the wire, leave about 2 cm of the wire straight after crossing the square part. This will make the bottom side of the tree. Using the pliers, bend the wire about 45˚ towards the opposite direction of the square to continue to make the triangle tree. Bend the wire again,  45˚ towards the same direction.
    This gorgeous beaded Christmas Tree is a fun little craft that will make great decorations for your tree or table this Christmas.
  • To finish the triangle tree, bend the wire towards the square part, keeping both sides of the triangle even while doing this. Overlap the square part and keep extra 2 cm. Cut off extra wire.
    This gorgeous beaded Christmas Tree is a fun little craft tthat will make great decorations for your tree or table this Christmas.
  • To finish off the tree, coil the extra 2 cm wire around the bottom bar of the triangle so that it won't come apart.
    This gorgeous beaded Christmas Tree is a fun little craft that will make great decorations for your tree or table this Christmas.
  • To make the beaded part, you will need a long piece of memory wire. Coil one end of this wire around any one of the side bars of the triangle about 3 to 4 times.
    This gorgeous beaded Christmas Tree is a fun little craft that will make great decorations for your tree or table this Christmas.
  • Add your desired beads onto the coiled wire through its open end. Place enough beads on until they reach the opposite bar of the tree frame. The beading should be inside the wire triangle. End this row by coiling the wire around the bar 3 to 4 times and then bring the wire inside the triangle again.
    This gorgeous beaded Christmas Tree is a fun little craft that will make great decorations for your tree or table this Christmas.
  • Follow this pattern with the wire and the beads until the triangle is full with beading.
    This gorgeous beaded Christmas Tree is a fun little craft tthat will make great decorations for your tree or table this Christmas.
  • Once the beading reaches the top of the triangle you can coil the remaining wire around the top end of the triangle and cut off extra wire.
    This gorgeous beaded Christmas Tree is a fun little craft that will make great decorations for your tree or table this Christmas.