DIY Pipe-Cleaner Ornament – The Scoop Christmas Tour

DIY Pipe Cleaner Ornament


Keeping with this years theme of making my own ornaments, I decided on some DIY pipe-cleaner ornaments.  I remember making these as a kid.  These ornaments are on my living room tree, which is decorated in all white with a little silver.  I made these pipe-cleaner ornaments in silver with clear beads as well as in white without beads.

Here’s what you will need to make these ornaments.

*6 Pipe-cleaners per ornament
*Beads (optional)


Pipe cleaner ornaments


Step 1: Bend the pipe-cleaners and cut in half.


Pipe cleaner ornaments


Step 2:  Gather up 11 of your pieces and use the 12th piece to twist around the bunch.


Pipe cleaner ornaments


Step 3: Separate the spikes.


Pipe cleaner ornaments


Step 4: Add Beads (this is optional, I added two beads per spike).


Pipe cleaner ornaments


That’s it your done!


Pipe cleaner ornaments


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21 comments for “DIY Pipe-Cleaner Ornament – The Scoop Christmas Tour

  1. December 11, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Great tutorial,beautiful ornament!

    • Dria
      December 11, 2013 at 3:57 pm

      Thank you so much Anne!!

  2. December 10, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    What a fun idea…I love it! So festive! Thanks so much for sharing with us! Hugs…Debbie

    • Dria
      December 10, 2013 at 10:46 pm

      Thank you so much Debbie! I had a lot of fun making all my DIY ornaments this year!

  3. December 10, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Very cute! I love easy projects, and these are both easy and adorable!

    • Dria
      December 10, 2013 at 9:38 pm

      Thank you so much Sheila! I love easy quick projects too!!

  4. December 10, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    So beautiful, Dria! I love them!!

    • Dria
      December 10, 2013 at 8:36 pm

      🙂 Thank you so much Cher!! Happy Holidays!!

  5. Botanic Bleu
    December 10, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Simple and fast. Great idea with a big impact on a tree… The beads will look great as they reflect the lights.

    So glad to be on The Scoop tour with you…Uncanny that three of us today had handmade ornaments…It’s the day for handmade ornaments!


    • Dria
      December 10, 2013 at 2:00 pm

      🙂 Thank you so much, I love home made ornaments now that I’m home from work I can go check yours out!!!

  6. December 10, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    These are adorable! Are there red metallic pipe cleaners? Those would be perfect for my Christmas tree this year!

    • Dria
      December 10, 2013 at 2:00 pm

      🙂 Thank you Brynne! I am sure you could find them in metallic! I did make some red ones too but didn’t use them 🙂

  7. December 10, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Such a cute idea, and perfect for the kids to help with.

    • Dria
      December 10, 2013 at 1:59 pm

      Thank you so much Mary! I agree so easy for kids to take on too!

  8. December 10, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Wow, I’m so impressed you’re making all your own ornaments for the tree this year. What an undertaking. These are so pretty and sparkly. Love them and love that they’re so easy to make.

    • Dria
      December 10, 2013 at 1:59 pm

      Thank you so much Amy! I loved making all the ornaments this year I would def do this again!!

  9. December 10, 2013 at 9:58 am

    These are cute! Not your average pipe cleaner craft. 🙂 Great job!

    • Dria
      December 10, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      🙂 Thank you so much Beth! They were so easy and fast to make!!

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