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Adorable Beaded Reindeer Ornaments

Adorable Beaded Reindeer Ornaments
Adorable Beaded Reindeer Ornaments
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Spice up your Christmas tree this holiday season with these Adorable Beaded Reindeer Ornaments. Nothing says Merry Christmas like Rudolph hanging off your spruce tree. You're going to want to brew some hot chocolate and grab your kids before creating this DIY Christmas craft. By using beads, you can customize your very own furry friend in ornament form. Using the brown and pale colored beads for the overall outline of the reindeer, add a hot red bead to make Rudolph's nose glow. The last and most important step is to hang your DIY ornament in the smack dab middle of your spruce!

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteIn an evening


Primary TechniqueHome Decor




Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Item# 80-26055 Mini Beads Pegboards - 4 Pack_80-26055
  • Item# 80-17527 Mini Beads Tray: Neutral Colors_80-17527
  • Item# master_2000_mini_beads 2000 Mini Beads: Red_80-14061
  • Item# master_2000_mini_beads 2000 Mini Beads: Cheddar_80-14074
  • Item# 80-22801 Mini Beads Tweezers_80-22801
  • Item# 80-22752 Bead Sweeper_80-22752


Learn how to make these festive DIY ornaments by following these steps:

  1. Mini Bead Colors Needed:

    • Red - 24
    • Cheddar - 32
    • Light Brown - 699
    • Black - 47
    • Mini Beads square pegboard
    • Mini Beads tweezers
    • Ironin paper
    • Iron
    • Gold Wire

  2. Download the PDF for the Mini Beads Reindeer Ornaments Project Pattern. Slide the actual-size pattern under your clear pegboard and place your beads as shown.

  3. Fusing the design: An adult should do this step.
    Place your pegboard on a flat, heat-safe surface. Set a household iron to the medium setting. Place ironing paper over the pegboard. In a circular motion, begin to iron the project. When ironed properly, the beads will still have open centers. Be especially attentive to the reindeer’s antlers. NOTE: Mini Beads need heat for about 10 seconds per side to fuse evenly Let the design cool.

    Remove the paper and bead design from the pegboard. Flip the design over to expose the non-fused side. Repeat the fusing. Let cool completely. When the design is cool, peel off the ironing paper. Your pegboards and ironing paper are reusable.

  4. Assembly: Using gold wire, create a hanger through a bead or between beads near the top of the antlers. See the photo for reference.

Contest Rules:
  • There is a maximum of one extra entry per person. The extra entry will be based upon a comment left on this project. Duplicate comments will be deleted and are not tallied.
  • The winner will be selected at random from the comments on this page and the entries on the contest page.
  • The winner will be contacted on the morning of July 31, 2017.
  • Email Address provided in their account (please do NOT leave your email address in the comments--you already provided it when you created your account)
  • You have until Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 11:59pm EST to leave your comment on this post. Comments posted after that will not be counted.
  • Contest open to anyone 18+ in US and/or Canada. Excludes Quebec and Puerto Rico.

 What's your favorite way to add Christmas decor to your home?

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These are adorable and not hard to make at all. I read thru the instructions and it is very easy to follow and it's a very well written pattern too. I love hand made ornaments, especially ones that my grand kids would enjoy. If I made a set of them, including Rudolph with his red nose.

My tree is always decorated with mostly hand made ornaments and these reindeer would be great to add to it this year. I haven't worked much with beads but it looks simple enough and the instructions seem clear, so I am going to try it. My favorite way to add Christmas decor varies from year to year, but hand made things come first, for the tree or to hang from windows or doorways.

I love putting up the tree and decorating it with hand made ornaments, also I love setting out our village display,

Since I don't have a lot of shelf, table or counter space, I prefer decorations that can go on the wall, such as wreathes and banners or ornaments that can be suspended from the ceiling or from door knobs. Window clings etc. too.

can't wait to make this

I like to recycle paper. You can make so many beautiful things out of newspaper.

Thank you for this great tutorial! My favorite way to add Christmas decor to my home is to put up fairy lights.


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