Handmade Gold Ombre Bead Ornament


Gold is so hot this holiday season! Christmas is a great time to decorate with metallics and shiny finishes. I decorated my dream Christmas Tree with a Gold Ombre theme and made this easy gold ombre wood bead ornament to incorporate the ombre and gold trends of the season. If you’re looking for an easy handmade ornament to make this year, this is it! Simple and easy, but looks fabulous on a Christmas tree!

gold ombre christmas tree

Gold Ombre Bead Ornament

ombre ornament

Making ornaments is always fun! Handmade ornaments have so much more character than purchased ones.

How to make an Ombre Bead Ornament

 how to make a wood bead ornament


  • needle nose pliers
  • wood beads in sizes: 1/2″, 5/8″, 3/4″, 1″
  • large wire ornament hooks
  • metallic gold paint
  • white paint
  • foam brush

ombre bead ornament

Mix your paint to the ratios above and paint your wood beads with the white bead the smallest and the solid gold the largest. I did 2-3 coats of paint on each bead. Allow the paint to dry thoroughly.


Using your needle nose pliers, straighten the ornament hooks and then create a loop or hook at one end.

wood bead ornament

Thread the wire through the beads starting with the largest.

handmade christmas ornament

Then use your pliers again to loop the top of the wire around to create another small loop. You can then use ribbon or another wire hook to hang on your Christmas tree!

Another fun idea would be to add ribbon, trim, or evergreen at the top of this easy ornament.

More Christmas crafts:

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Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    Very pretty!

    Thank you for sharing!

    Team Craftwell

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