A very simple Christmas decoration using threading, so all ages from toddlers upwards can get involved and create something magical.
Crystal or pearl beads of different sizes, from 12mm to 4mm
First make a small loop at one end of each wire, using a small pair of scissors to bend the wire around.
Thread the beads on to the other end of the wire, starting with the largest. I used 2 x 12mm, 2 x 10 mm, 3 x 8mm, 3 x 6mm, 3 x 4mm beads but the size and number are up to you. When you’ve finished, use the scissors to twist a loop in the other end of the wire to secure the beads.
Thread a piece of embroidery thread on to the end with the largest bead and make a loop. Hang on the tree or dangle lots of the icicles against a window and watch the winter sun make them sparkle.
For other homemade Christmas decorations, try Feather Angels, Secret Gilded Walnuts and Glass Tree Biscuits.