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Snowball Truffles
Hanging Santa
Pipe Cleaners, Colds and Christmas
Bath Bombs
The Fun of Christmas Decorations
Old-fashioned Crêpe Paper Chains
Secret Gilded Walnuts
Beaded Icicles
Feather Angels
Christmas Bunch of Baubles
Crackers and Pullers
All Presents and Correct
Shrinkie Key Rings
Funky Bookmarks
Christmas Pud Truffles
Herb Jelly
Crunchy Sugar Mice
Old-fashioned Peppermint Creams
Christmas Star Biscuits
Chocolate-dipped Orange Peel
Cherry Shortbread Mice
Candy Striped Pencils
Decorated Wax Candles
Honeycomb Rolled Candles
Christmas Wreath
Kissing Bough
Glass Tree Biscuits

Beaded Icicles

A very simple Christmas decoration using threading, so all ages from toddlers upwards can get involved and create something magical.

You’ll need:
Jeweller’s wire
Crystal or pearl beads of different sizes, from 12mm to 4mm
Embroidery thread

First make a small loop at one end of each wire, using a small pair of scissors to bend the wire around.
Thread the beads on to the other end of the wire, starting with the largest. I used 2 x 12mm, 2 x 10 mm, 3 x 8mm, 3 x 6mm, 3 x 4mm beads but the size and number are up to you. When you’ve finished, use the scissors to twist a loop in the other end of the wire to secure the beads.
Thread a piece of embroidery thread on to the end with the largest bead and make a loop. Hang on the tree or dangle lots of the icicles against a window and watch the winter sun make them sparkle.

For other homemade Christmas decorations, try Feather Angels, Secret Gilded Walnuts and Glass Tree Biscuits.