Easy Clay and Wood Bead Christmas Ornaments

Simple yet stunning ornaments made using wood beads and air dry clay.

air dry clay stamped ornaments

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Do you enjoy making homemade ornaments?

There is something so satisfying about spending an afternoon crafting...and then filling up your tree (or your home) with your handmade Christmas creations!

I'm swamped right now with Christmas decorating and photography (plus editing and writing blog posts)...keeping the fam fed with clean clothes...but I still found time to make these ridiculously easy and cute air dry clay and wood bead ornaments!

Crafting is therapy.

This isn't an air dry clay tutorial. Because you don't really need one! I love to use this clay.

You just squeeze a ball of clay in your hand to warm it up a bit and then roll and cut it out just like cookies. 

I used all my Christmas cookie cutters to make several trays of ornaments. The clay shapes dry in about 36 hours and are ready to craft into cute ornaments.

I am loving natural wood beads this year! I used them when I made my pizza pan wreath and also for my buffalo check Christmas canvas sign. I've made DIY napkin rings from wood beads and have so many more ideas!

These ornaments come together so quickly.


supplies for ornaments

Making these ornaments is as simple as stringing beads onto the jute and tying a clay ornament at the end!

I like the small star and snowflake clay ornaments for my tree this year.

wood bead and clay snowflake ornament

They've got a natural vibe that is just so simple and beautiful!

clay star and wood bead ornament

In this season of crazy and overwhelm...

...sometimes you just need something simple.

natural ornaments

These bead and clay ornaments are very light which makes them perfect to hang on your Christmas tree right at the end. You know that place on your tree that needs just a little something extra?

This is it! The perfect ornament!

Easy, beautiful! I hope you try some!

ornaments on tree

red and white ornaments on tree

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clay and wood bead Christmas ornaments

Let me know if you make any of my Christmas crafts, ornaments or canvas signs this year!


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  1. I love this diy, It's so pretty. I will be adding this diy onto my wooden beads projects for Christmas. I ordered more wooden beads, which suppole to arrive Friday. Can hardly wait to get started on this project.
    Thank you for sharing.

    1. It's a very relaxing craft! I love using wood beads in my decor! Happy crafting ;)

  2. OMG, I got to get to work on making these fabulous ornaments, so they can hang on our x-mas tree. I am so excited to get started on this diy. I love anything made out of these fab wooden beads.
    Thanks for sharing, and stay safe.


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