Monday, 19 November 2012

Melted bead Xmas tree decorations

For our Xmas tree this year we have made some melted bead decorations. I discovered the melting bead technique over at The Artful Parent. We used pony beads which are nice and cheap. Jasmine helped me choose a range of coloured beads and distribute them in our muffin trays - including round, heart and star shaped ones.

We melted the beads in the oven on 180 degrees celsius for about 20 minutes and on the BBQ outside. They were rather smelly but geez we love the result.

Once the melted beads had coolled I pushed them out of the muffin trays and drilled holes in the top of them. I had some silver thread handy so used this to hang the ornaments to the tree.

I love the idea of a Christmas Ornament Exchange instigated by The Imagination Tree, Inspired Family Magazine, Red Ted Art, Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas. We encourage you to have a look at all the other wonderful hand made Xmas ornament ideas and sign up for the exchange.

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