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Kids Christmas Tree Garland with Perler Beads

This unique kids Christmas garland with perler beads looks awesome on a tree! You can make it in minutes and it’s great for any celebration.

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never crafted before, you’ll be able to make this project. You’ll be stringing perler beads and trimming zip ties. It’s a great sensory craft for kids and so unique.

Kids Christmas Tree Garland with Perler Beads

Hi! It’s Leslie from Pink Stripey Socks! Christmas is right around the corner. Hooray! Are you excited? I love the holidays because it means good food, hanging out with family, and decorating the Christmas tree.

This year I’m trying to add a lot more colorful DIY Christmas decor to our home. Recently I made perler bead snowflake ornaments. Today I’m continuing with the hama bead theme and sharing this super easy perler bead Christmas tree garland.

It’s unique, fun, and SUPER easy to make. The kids can even do it . . . this Christmas craft will keep them busy for hours. It looks so colorful and fabulous on a Christmas tree!

Perler Bead Christmas Garland

Let’s get started! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Zip Ties (the more, the merrier)
  • Perler Beads (again, the more, the merrier)
  • Scissors
Fourteen perler beads added to a zip tie

Step 1

String your Perler beads onto a zip tie.

Zip tie pulled together into a loop

Step 2

Close the zip tie. Trim off the excess plastic.

Loop of perler beads with another zip tie and perler beads pulled through the loop

Step 3

String Perler beads onto another zip tie. Then, place it through your already sealed zip tie.

Several perler bead loops added together to form a chain

Step 4

Close your second zip tie. Trim the excess plastic. Keep repeating this linking procedure and within minutes you’ll have a lovely, colorful Christmas tree garland!

Easy Christmas garland made from perler beads

You can use it to decorate the tree, or add a festive touch elsewhere at home. Come to think of it, you could use this same technique with zip ties and almost any kind of beads.

As long as they can fit on the zip tie and aren’t too large to close into a circle, you are good to go. Kids will love this fabulously easy (and inexpensive) Christmas craft!

Happy holiday crafting, friends! If you enjoyed this project, I’d love for you to check out these other ideas:


Monday 30th of November 2020

Love it! What length are your Zip ties?


Tuesday 1st of December 2020

I *believe* these were the 4 inch. However, you can use the 6 inch too and make bigger loops OR clip the zip ties at the end! Thank you for visiting!