Ribbon Candy Ornaments

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To make these you’ll need: 

  • Ten inches of 20 gauge craft wire,
  • ten 8-millimeter beads (give or take a few millimeters),
  • two pieces of 1 1/2” wide and 17 1/2” long grosgrain ribbon.

Grosgrain is the kind that isn’t shiny and has bumped-up rows on it.

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Melt the end of the strip precisely with a lighter so they won’t shred. Using a fine-tip pen, make little dabs, beginning 3/4″ from one end, then each 2″.

Utilizing needle-nose pincers, make a snare utilizing 1″ from one end of the wire. Thread on a bead. Lay the two bits of ribbon together, verifying the ends and edges are even, with the spots on top. Stick the wire through both pieces at the first dot.

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Provided that you have inconvenience pushing the wire through, you can utilize a huge needle to make a pilot hole. It additionally serves to cut the wire at an angle so its pointy.

String on an another bead. Push the wire through the following dot.

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Continue threading on beads and pushing the wire through the next dot as shown until you reach the last dot.

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Add one last bead to the bottom.  Push all the beads up to the top.  Bend the wire 1” below the bottom bead.

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Twist the remaining wire around a pencil to make a curl.

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Push the beads back down and you’re done.

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These are so easy and fun, I went a little crazy making them.  This set is in my boy’s favorite color:  camo, with a little Christmas thrown in.

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These would be cute gift toppers too.

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