Published on December 2nd, 2013 | by Kristen Swain2
Awesome Pony Bead Ornaments
Christmas is just around the corner, and I adore making Christmas ornaments. well, I adore making all kinds of Christmas goodies, from decor to food to treats and cookies. I love this time of year. However, it does fly by and I wish we could add on just a couple more weeks to really enjoy all the fun things we have planned.
As soon as Thanksgiving is over, I’m usually raring to get the Christmas decorations out and put into place. It takes me quite some time, even with lots of help from the minions. Hubby sets up the trees, makes sure the lights all light up, and leaves the rest to us.
I wanted to share these fun pony bead ornaments that are perfect for the kids to make. What wonderful items on the tree, tags for gifts, or even gifts themselves to create and share with friends and loved ones.
And all you need is some Pony Beads ( the big clunky kind) and a cookie sheet wrapped in some foil.
I am sharing each pony bead ornament before and after. Before so you can see how many beads and what colors go into each row of each figure. After so you can see how cool and bright these look.
Just a tip, while I was making these beads, using my hands was just awkward so I grabbed a thin brush to pull the beads into place. It also helped me to keep the beads all together by being able to push on the beads once they were in place. really, use this tip because once you’ve hit and messed up just one ornament, you’ll feel like pulling your hair out!
The wreath is not so hard, just add a single red bead, and 6 green around each red bead. Then have the green beads touch.
Rudolph. with his red nose.
Christmas tree, and all the pretty lights.
Here they are all done on my sheet pan. Ignore the bell, it turned out like a big yellow lump.
Bake these in a 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes. I did mine for 20 minutes and they really melted down. Do less time if you want that bead shape more prevalent.
After cooling for a few moments, I peeled them right off the foil. I also used a drill and bit to drill holes in my ornaments for hanging. If you leave the beads more solid, you’ll have hanging holes.
My snowflake is a bit wonky. crazy snowflake!