Christmas Ornaments – Rudolph

Another Christmas Ornament, made from a kit by The Beadery. (Excuse the pictures not being great, they’re copies from a leaflet)

Rudolph Christmas Ornament Kit

Tools Needed: Scissors, Wire Cutters, Ruler

Materials Needed: 594 x Brown 6mm flat plastic beads, 36 x Black 8mm flat plastic beads, 18 x Red 14mm flat plastic beads, 10 yards (9.14m) light brown thread, 12 dark brown pipecleaners


  1. Cut thread into 20″ (50.8cm) lengths.
  2. Fold in half.
  3. Onto right side, thread 1 red bead and 3 brown beads, centering them on the thread.
  4. Pass the left side through the 3 brown beads, making them into a horizontal line above the red.
  5. Using the same method, make successive lines using the following combinations: line 1 – 4 brown beads; line 2 – 1 brown, 1 black, 1 brown, 1 black, 1 brown bead; line 3 – 5 brown beads.
  6. On each side of the head, form an ear by threading on 6 brown beads, then pass the thread back through the first of the sixth bead.
  7. Add another row of 5 brown beads as before.
  8. Knot off the threads at each side onto the ear threads, cutting close to the work but being careful not to cut the work itself!
  9. Cut 18 x 3″ (7.6cm) lengths of pipecleaner
  10. Thread the lengths of pipecleaners through the top row of 5 brown beads on each Rudolph
  11. Bend the pipecleaners upwards to form the antlers
  12. Cut 36 x 2″ (5cm) lengths of pipecleaner
  13. On each Rudolph, bend one 2″ length of pipecleaner around each upward antler, creating the antler branches.
  14. Et voila! One finished Rudolph! And he can be hung up using thread or monofilament wire.

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