While looking for some inspiration to do some cross stitch last week, I found various Christmas bauble designs... And got inspired. I'm always on the look out for hama bead ideas I can adapt to my own purposes and some of these were really tempting. With a nip and a tuck and a wander into our imaginations, we created 22 bauble patterns, with 2 of my children spending a whole day and a half making them up in beads. Maddy then transferred them patiently on to our design software.
Here are the first 4 for you to try. You can of course make them up in any colours of hama beads. We really like them in gold, pearly, silver and all the standard festive Christmas colours. All you need are beads, a large square pegboard and some ironing paper.
The next batch will go up, free as usual on our other resource site BeadMerrily which is dedicated entirely to Hama Beads. If you don't want to miss them, why not pop over there and join the email subscription for hama bead ideas direct to your inbox. There are already lots of other Christmas Hama Bead ideas there to look at. All 22 patterns will be available to print or download as a free PDF.
The slot at the top is to thread ribbon through and make a decoration garland, though you could hang them on the tree with it too. We have a no decorations up before mid-December rule here though, so you'll have to come back for that photo next year!