We have a sled full of fun holiday crafts for you! Along with two new ornament projects by James and Kristen, Sara showed us how to make 7 new ornaments for the holidays. Today was the final episode of Sara's Holiday Crafts and Ornaments video series on YouTube. These 9 handmade Christmas ornament video tutorials are a great way to find inspiration for a last minute ornament exchange or to dress up a present. They also make great homemade gifts!
Wire Candy Cane Ornament on WigJig
Learn how to make a wire candy cane ornament using a WigJig. Wire jigs make it easy to create ornaments for your Christmas tree in all shapes and sizes. Using Soft Flex Craft Wire 18g, you have a large color selection too. Copper wire is malleable and can be shaped into a perfect candy cane. DIY ornaments are a fun way to dress up a package. These are Christmas present decorations that are inexpensive and easy to make. Christmas present wrapping can make a gift feel extra special. Dress up your presents this holiday season with handmade ornaments.
Soft Flex Craft Wire - 18ga
Soft Flex Craft Wire - Silver Plated 18ga
WigJig Olympus Lite Acrylic Wire Jig
WigJig Olympus Lite Extra Pegs (optional)
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Fine Step Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Bead Nipper (Cutters)
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Christmas Angel Pendant or Ornament
Making holiday ornaments is affordable, fun and easy. In this video, Sara Oehler shows how to make wings using Soft Flex Craft Wire on a WigJig. The wings can be used to make a Christmas Angel that can become a pendant for jewelry or an ornament to decorate for the holidays. Using a WigJig allows you to make two wings that look more consistant than using pliers. WigJigs are durable wire jigs that can be used to create the same shape over and over. Imagine all of the different winged creatures you can create - butterflies, birds, dragon flies, etc.
Find instructions for creating this ornament in our blog: How to Make a Christmas Angel Pendant or Ornament using Beads and Soft Flex Craft Wire
Craft Wire Star Ornament
Make your own holiday ornaments using Soft Flex Craft Wire. These DIY wire star ornaments are easy and fun! Using a WigJig to create this fun shape makes each one fairly consistent. You can use these as a traditional ornament, decorate a Christmas present or create a holiday garland with several. Although this was intended for Christmas, stars play an important role in a number of American Holidays - Fourth of July, President's Day, Memorial Day and Veteran's Day to name a few.
Find instructions for creating this ornament in our blog: How to Make a Star Ornament using Soft Flex Craft Wire on a Jig for Your Christmas Tree
Beaded Icicle Ornament
Learn how to make a DIY beaded icicle ornament using beads and Soft Flex Craft Wire. Making Christmas decorations can help to kick off a fantastic Christmas season. This project is quick and easy. You can make icicle ornaments in a variety of bead and wire colors to decorate your tree and home with handmade ornaments. By graduating the beads from big to small, you can make an ornament that looks just like a sparkly icicle, but much more beautiful. This special ornament would make a perfect holiday gift for a special someone in your life.
Find instructions for creating this ornament in our blog: How to Make Winter Beaded Icicle Ornaments using Soft Flex Craft Wire for Christmas
Wire Wrapped Candy Cane Ornament
Let's dress up a candy cane ornament blank by wire wrapping around it with Red 24 Gauge Soft Flex Craft Wire and red and white beads. This beaded candy is so much more festive and fun! Hang from your Christmas tree or use as a gift topper. This DIY candy cane ornament is sure to be a hit at your next ornament swap party!
Find instructions for creating this ornament in our blog: How to Make DIY Beaded Ornaments for your Christmas Tree – Handmade Ornaments are Great Holiday Gifts
Craft Wire Snowman Ornament
Learn how to make a wire snowman ornament. Want to build a snowman? Sara will show you how to use wire on a WigJig to create a sweet, little snowman for your Christmas tree. Wire ornaments are fun and easy! They can be given as gifts or used to embellish a special holiday gift. You can use them to make winter garlands or to decorate your holiday wreath. Sara will provide options for making your snowman unique by changing the color of wire, the scarf material or adding beads for extra sparkle.
Find instructions for creating this ornament in our blog: How to Make a Winter Snowman Ornament using Soft Flex Craft Wire for Christmas
Craft Wire Snowflake Ornament
Make a snowflake ornament using Soft Flex Craft Wire on an Olympus Lite WigJig. James Browning shows you how to make DIY Christmas decorations on a wire jig in a variety of colors of copper wire. The wire winds around the pegs forming the cutest snowflake ornaments to make for your holiday tree, packages or garland. Snowflake ornaments DIY are the way to go to save money and make something special this holiday season. We hope that you enjoy this wire snowflake tutorial.
Find instructions for creating this ornament in our blog: How to Make a Winter Snowflake Ornament using Soft Flex Craft Wire for Christmas
Beaded Wire Wreath Ornament
Make a beaded wreath ornament for your Christmas tree. This easy to follow DIY ornament tutorial is perfect for a holiday craft. You can hang it on your own tree or give it as a handmade gift. Craft wire ornaments come in every shape and size at holiday time. Creating it will be a cinch after you watch this ornament wreath tutorial. We are full of DIY ornament ideas this holiday season.
Find instructions for creating this ornament in our blog: How to Make a Beaded Wreath Ornament using Soft Flex Craft Wire for Christmas
Craft Wire Christmas Tree Ornament
These Christmas Tree Ornaments are some of our most loved handmade ornaments and have been pinned on Pinterest thousands of times. Sara shows you 4 different patterns for how to make wire Christmas tree ornaments in the shape of an actual Christmas tree using Soft Flex Craft Wire on a WigJig. You can decorate your tree in a number of ways, with a variety of beads in different shapes, sizes and colors. She shows you two different ways to apply the beads to your tree ornament. And, learn how to make a beaded ornament hook to match.
Find instructions for creating this ornament in our blog: How to Make 4 Wire Christmas Tree Ornament Ideas with Soft Flex Craft Wire
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Sara Oehler (pronounced Ay-ler) is a well-known jewelry designer living in the Bay Area. Sara is the author of several beading books, including her latest title, written with Kristen Fagan, Seed Bead Revolution. She has designed and written for numerous publications including: BeadStyle, Bead&Button, Bead Trends, Stringing, Jewelry in Fashion Trends, Simply Beads, The Flow and Today's Creative Home Arts. Currently, Sara is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Soft Flex Company.Ask Sara Bead Expert