Day 5: Twelve Days of Ornaments- Stained Glass Ornaments

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Transparent Pony Bead Ornaments

pony bead stained glass ornaments

Welcome to Day 5 of 12 Days of Ornaments on the blog and my YouTube channel! You can follow along HERE in case you’ve missed anything!

These ornaments are throw backs and probably the easiest ones you’ll make! Kids can help and the effect is really sweet! I love how the transparent pony beads mix to make these sweet color Christmas ornaments.

Step 1. Sort Pony Beads by Color

Technically this step is optional, but I wanted these to coordinate with all of my other ornaments so I pulled out the blues and greens and pinks! To get the stained glass look, you’ll want transparent pony beads like these ones!

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Step 2. Arrange Beads

Grab a baking sheet and cover with aluminum foil. Place METAL cookie cutters onto the tin foil, and arrange the pony beads inside. Do your best to keep the pony beads to ONE layer.

Step 3. Bake Pony beads

With your oven set to 350 degrees, bake the pony beads for about 10 minutes. Be aware that there WILL be a slight odor as the beads melt. Keep an eye on them and remove when you can no longer see the individual shapes of the beads because they’ve melted together.

place pony beads into oven

Step 4. Remove from the oven

Once the beads have melted, remove from the oven and let them cool. To remove the ornament from the cookie cutter, gently press the ornament out of the ornament, It should easily pop out as you apply gently pressure.

remove from oven when beads have melted

Step 5. Add ribbon

Using a hot glue gun, glue a ribbon on to the back of the ornament.

glue ribbon onto back of the ornament

Obviously kids can’t help with the cooking portion of this project, but they will be a GREAT help arranging the pony beads into the cookie cutter. Also, it’s fun to melt stuff.

diy stained glass ornaments

Be sure to check back to see what other ornaments I’ll be sharing in my 12 Days of Ornaments series!

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stained glass ornament

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