Wood Spool Ornaments: Day 3 of 12 Days of Christmas Crafts
Welcome to day THREE of my 12 days of Christmas crafts series! These easy to make projects are perfect for crafters of all levels. I made these with families and kids in mind, because the holidays are such a great time for everyone to craft together. I hope you’ll enjoy these activities on your own or with friends and family.
Today’s project is a simple, rustic ornament idea. You can use new supplies, like I did, or repurpose thrift store items to make this project.
Supplies Used to Make Wood Spool Ornaments:
- Wood Spools
- Patterned Paper
- Small bells
- Jewelry Pliers
- Xyron Sticker Maker
Measure the spools and cut patterned paper to fit around the center. I like to use smaller paper packs so that the print is small enough to use for little projects like this one. I used red sheet music paper for this project, to go with the jingle bells I’ll be using. Roll the paper through the Xyron sticker maker and then wrap the spools.
Cut a 6 inch piece of wire. The wire I used is a thicker and a bit harder to bend. For kids you can use chenille stems so that they can manipulate the wire easily. Older kids can use jewelry pliers to bend the craft wire. First make a loop to “catch” the bell with. Bring the wire through the center of the wood spool ornaments.
Twist the wire at the other end both the keep the bell in place and to create a hanger for the ornaments. I had fun playing with different loops and swirls to make each ornament slightly different.
This would make a fun group activity. These wood spool ornaments could also be used on necklaces or as part of a Christmas banner. Looking for more holiday crafts? See the rest of my 12 days of Christmas crafts below.