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December 11, 2012

DIY Beaded Snowflake Garland

Yesterday I went to the craft store, got tons of beads, came home and spent the next 4 hours making snowflake garland.

It wasn't very difficult, but I will admit that it took forever. 

After I finished, my fingers packed up their bags and moved away. 

I've loved beading since I was a teenager. I remember having an entire tackle box full of a million types of beads. This snowflake garland was next level for me though. It was so tedious that I nearly gave up several times. 

When I finally finished it, I hung it over the mirror that hangs above our fireplace.
You won't believe what I eventually ended up doing to this fireplace. 

I love the way it reflects the lights of the Christmas tree and adds a little extra sparkle to the room!


I'm pretty pleased with my teeny-tiny bead accomplishment, even though it will be my last. :)

If you want to test your patience and make some snowflake garland, here is the tutorial I used.
 I followed their tutorial almost exactly except for a few minor changes. They say to use a wire snowflake form, but I just made my own using simple beading wire. I also put little hoops at the ends of my garland strands just in case I ever wanted to use it on my tree.

And that's all for today!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
You can see the rest of this year's Christmas posts here:
$10 well spent.
My favorite Christmas project ever. EVER.

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  1. Absolutely stunning! It is so pretty with the mirror, you did a beautiful job. I'm not sure I would have had your patience to complete that project!


    1. Thanks Myna! I almost gave up about half way through, thinking I just. couldn't. go. on. but I somehow pulled it off!:)

  2. Oh my you are patient! It is just beautiful and gorgeous!!! Love the way it turned out!!!

    1. Thanks Kristin! Yes, this one required extreme patience! This will be my one and only strand of snowflake garland. :)

  3. You have the patience of a saint but it sure paid off ... this garland is SOOOO awesome! Pinned!

    1. Ha! Thanks so much, Keri! And thanks for your sweet pin! :)

  4. I salute you and your crafty over-achievement! There's nothing worse than a hard craft that turns out kinda ugly -- at least this one turned out showstoppingly gorgeous. It is GORGEOUS. Sell those bad boys! (PS: Tweeting this!)

    Kelly @ View Along the Way

  5. Holy cow. You are one magically patient woman! I'm actually really impressed it only took you 4 hours!

  6. Um. Rocked Jesse's Craft world? Rocked all of ours! Wow to the tenth power, girl! Those are some beautiful snowflakes!!!

  7. So, so cute! Pinned and shared on FB. I love your house. :o)

  8. Stunning! And your room looks great too. It is kind of a relief to see that I am not the only person crazy enough to sit there for hours on one project - high five! (...if your poor fingers are still capable of that - ha ha!)

  9. Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

    I hope you can make it!


    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  10. These are gorgeous,Virginia. I might try this during the summer when I have more time. But I am curious how you made the wire frames. It doesn't look like you twisted them together. Did you glue them?

    Happy Holidays.

  11. Just pinned you. Do you realize how popular your posts are? And rightfully so. Congratulations.

  12. This is gorgeous! I'm going to make myself one of these! I made beaded snowflake ornaments for my kids, and I bought the forms at They have several different sizes, and I love them!

  13. This is gorgeous! I'm going to make myself one of these! I made beaded snowflake ornaments for my kids, and I bought the forms at They have several different sizes, and I love them!

  14. Oh Virginia - that is sooo pretty. Seriously, just beautiful!

  15. Thanks so much everyone!!!!! Ya'll are so super sweet!

  16. Virginia, I love your ornament. I'm trying to figure out how to make some without using snowflake forms. How did you go about doing it, connecting the head pins, without a protruding knot at the center?


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