Today’s idea isn’t an ornament per se, but still a Christmas Tree decoration none the less.
Matierials you need to make Magazine Bead Garland:
-old magazines cut into triangles
First you find some colors/designs in an old magazine that you’d like to make a bead out of. Cut it out in the shape of a triangle
I found a bunch of red, green, and white pages in some magazines and cut them out.
Put some glue on one side of the triangle, and wrapped that around a toothpick until its rolled up into a bead. You can then paint on some mod podge, which is a type of glue that dries transparent and will make your beads more durable and will ensure they don’t unravel.
When the mod podge dries, slide them off of the toothpicks, and stirng up all of your beads.
Add it to your tree as a simple strand of garland!
I put mine on a mini artificial tree that we have in our family room. Because its a small tree, I didn’t need 100’s of beads. If you want to make this for a larger tree, you’ll have to obviously make more beads.
These beads can be used for other jewelry projects and not just for Christmas!