Today we’re sharing some classic DIY ornaments that you might have made when you were a kid! These candy canes and wreaths are super simple and so much fun for kids.

DIY Bead & Pipe Cleaner Christmas Ornaments | Vicky Barone

For the candy canes you will need red or white pipe cleaners, red and white tri-beads, and some red ribbon. Take a pipe cleaner and add one bead, then secure the end of the pipe cleaner to that bead. Add more beads, alternating between red and white, until you cover about 2/3 of the pipe cleaner. Twist the end of the pipe cleaner around the last bead and cut off excess. Bend the bead-covered pipe cleaner into the shape of a candy cane and tie on a ribbon where it will hang on a tree branch.

For the wreaths you will need green pipe cleaner, red and green plastic beads, and a metal ornament hook. Alternate between groups of green beads and a groups of red beads, or groups of green beads and a single red bead. Great creative! When you cover about 2/3 of the pipe cleaner, curve it into a circle and twist the two ends together to secure the wreath. Cut off excess pipe cleaner and add an ornament hook.

That’s it! Simple ornaments your little ones will love that will make you feel like a kid again!