A really quick and easy make last year was these bead and button decorations made with memory wire, beads, buttons, bells, ribbons and yarn. eBay proved a good source of all of these bits and bobs, though they have inspired me to maybe add some of those things to our own shop next year.
After that we branched out and used beads too, which added some glittery sparkle.
The tricky bit was securing the top of these. Proper clear sellotape (or wire to twist if you have that knack of that) and some softer ribbon would have worked better. They looked really beautiful on our light tree though and were a great way to use up spare beads and buttons. A few of them ended up with tiny bells strung on the ends, which made it all very festive.
This craft originally featured on Patch of Puddles where you can see higher resolution photos of all of them.