This Santa bauble beaded box pattern includes two designs: Santa and stocking. You can use both to make one bauble, as I did. Or make two baubles – one in each design. The baubles open to reveal a gift. So, they are a lot of fun to hang on your Christmas tree, or give to friends.
I made these using size 11 Delicas. This will give you boxes that are just under 2″ in size.
You may remember my popular original designs from 2018 (if you don’t, here they are!). Well, I couldn’t resist adding two new designs here.
The reason I mention this is because I heard from a few customers who made the original designs using size 10 Delicas. That also worked out very well, and of course, gives slightly larger boxes. Which means more storage space!
So, you have options! This design will also work with TOHO AIKO beads. But it’s not going to work so well with rounded seed beads.
In addition to the beads, you just need your favourite beading thread. Use something that will give you good tension.
I used some narrow ribbon to hang and seal my Santa bauble beaded box. You could experiment with a beaded rope for this purpose if you wish.
Experience and Techniques
The Santa bauble beaded box is an intermediate project. You will be working in circular and tubular Peyote stitch. Naturally, you will be adding the pattern as you work. So, if you need any extra help in learning how to read Peyote pattern charts, this online course will teach you absolutely everything – and you get lifetime access to it!
I also have an additional pattern that teaches you how to create geometric Peyote shapes. So, if you feel you need any extra help, that will be a great solution for you. You can find the pattern here>>
About the Santa bauble beaded box
We all love making some new Christmas decorations each year. So, my idea was to create a decoration that could be used as a bauble, but is also a beaded box.
The structure allows you to seal the box, and name it. So, you can add a gift inside for friends and family. I made one of these for each of my family members and hung them on my tree. We had a really fun little gift exchange on Christmas day!