Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

wood bead tassel ornament

Add a metallic touch to your Christmas tree with Extreme Sheen® paint. This paint adds an even, metallic shimmer from the reflective, ultra-fine pigments to your wood beads.
Step 1

First, paint your wood beads as desired. Set aside to dry.
TIP: Add your beads to a skewer and lay it across a disposable cup to suspend your painted beads off of your working surface to dry.

Step 2

Make tassels from bamboo cord. First, cut about 12" [30.5 cm] of cord and stretch it out on your working surface.
TIP: If you string three or more larger beads, you may want to cut this piece a little longer.

Step 3

Now, wrap cord from the skein around the palm of your hand about ten times. Cut from the skein. Carefully slide the loops off your hand without disturbing the loops.

Step 4

Lay the loops, perpendicular, on top of the stretched-out cord. Tie the cord around the outside of the loops, in the middle.

Step 5

Fold the loops in half so the knot is on top. Cut another cord piece that is about 6" [15.2 cm] long and wrap it around the outside of the fold loops, just below the knot. Tie a double knot, trim the excess cord and add a dab of glue to the knot. Let dry.

Step 6

String the painted beads onto the long tail that is above the knot.

Step 7

Tie an overhand knot at the end of the cords to make a loop to hang. Trim excess cord.

Step 8

If desired, use the flat end of a bamboo skewer to add dots to some of your beads. Let dry.
TIP: You can also use a detail paintbrush to add patterns.

Step 9

Repeat for as many ornaments as you’d like.
TIP: Vary the patterns and sizes for each ornament to make them unique.

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  • Ruler
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