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Welcome to Hemp Beadery’s craft blog. Hemp products can be used to make   hemp jewelry, dream catchers, macrame snowflakes, home decor, hats, belts,  embellish handmade cards  and more! 

Origami Christmas Star Wreath

A lucky find of a scruffy old children’s song book in a Thrift Store led to the creation of this five pointed origami star wreath.   The  book contained the words and music to popular Christmas carols, which were ideal for turning into the origami stars.  

origami star Christmas wreath

There are many sites on the Internet explaining how to make a five pointed origami star, but beware, once you get the hang of making them it can become addictive!  

The base of the wreath is a MDF flower ring, covered with a circle of red card.  The stars were embellished with white buttons and threaded with green or red hemp twine* and fixed to the ring with double sided tape.  Red hemp twine is used for the hanging cord.


See our other Christmas Star Wreath for further ideas.          

*Twines are   available in many colors from Hemp Beadery.

Christmas Tree Star Decorations

Make fun star and angel decorations for your tree with paper, hemp, wood beads  and tassels

Christmas star decorations
Die cut, or cut out by hand, stars in four sizes, using silver, red and brown craft card, plus scraps of co-ordinating paper.  Attach the first three stars together with double sided tape, adding the smallest star with a sticky pad.

Punch small holes top and bottom of each star and using red hemp cord* thread through the butterfly clip angel, decorated with a snowflake charm* at the bottom and to make a hanging cord at the top. Use a two inch red tassel* on the other star.  

This is a simple craft that children will enjoy doing.  Any extra stars can be threaded together to make a longer hanging decoration. 

*Starred items available from Hempbeadery, plus the wooden bead used for the angel’s head.

Christmas Star Wreath

origami Christmas wreath, handmade Christmas decorThe wreath was based on a  MDF flower ring, but one could be easily cut from strong cardboard.  The base was covered with star shapes cut from a pad of heavy weight scrapbooking papers, and nine were made into 3D stars in co-ordinating colours.  The buttons were purchased from a Thrift Store and threaded with red or aqua hemp cord*.  Die cut snow flakes filled in some of the larger spaces and were embellished with a tiny silver gem.  The purple ribbon for hanging the wreath was left over from the Crocheted Dreamcatcher.     

The base stars were fixed in place with double sided tape.  It would have been quicker to use a hot glue gun to attach the 3D stars and buttons, but for those of us who cannot use a hot glue gun without burning several fingers each time, sticky pads were cut to size and used instead!

*Red and aqua hemp cord available from Hempbeadery.

Macrame Feather Bag Decoration

macrame feather keychain made from hemp
The feather bag decoration was made in exactly the same way as feathers from cotton macrame cord, but using hemp cord in natural, teal, turquoise and aqua this time.  Because the twine used is so much thinner, it did take longer to do.  After trimming the cord into a feather shape (use a sharp pair of scissors for this), two feather charms and an aqua crow bead were added as an extra decoration.  

macrame feather keychain made from hemp

Add a bag pull clip to finish.

*All items used are available from Hempbeadery.

Snowman Card Three Different Ways

Three black cards, two different stamps, three die cut snowmen, lengths of lilac hemp twine*, blue and pink bakers twine*, a few colored pens and Stickles or glitter of your choice are the materials required for this card.

The pine forest was stamped first  in light grey ink on a square of white card, slightly smaller than the black card, and lightly covered with sparkly Stickles.  The sentiment was stamped in the left hand corner.  Twine was wrapped round the square and secured, then the snowmen were fixed in place with sticky pads.  The snowmen’s’ hats were colored to match the twine and, finally, a squiggly border in grey was added before the white square was secured to the black card.  

Because the card used was black, a white page was inserted inside so the greeting could be hand written.  

These cards can be made in any size and shape, depending on the materials to hand.

*Twines available from Hemp Beadery.

Reindeer Merry Christmas Card

handmade reindeer Christmas card
This is a quick and easy card to make if you are pushed for time or wish to make a batch all the same.

Stamp the pine forest in the centre of the card, lightly cover with Stickles or glitter of your own choice.  Die cut two reindeer and fix in front of the forest.  Draw a red line round the edge of the card.  Die cut a white tag and stamp Merry Christmas or another  suitable greeting on it, thread through a short length of red hemp twine* and fix to card with sticky pad.

*Red hemp twine available from Hemp Beadery.

Red and White Merry Christmas Card

handmade merry Christmas card The red die cut Merry Christmas on white card says it all!  We just added tiny stamped holly leaves in two corners, a little glitter on the red berries, and a silver border before fixing the white square to a black card. 

Red and white bakers twine* wrapped around the card and tied added the final touch.

*Available from Hemp Beadery.

Any Occasion Twine Wrapped Card

handmade card with flowers for mothers day
Bakers twine  is ideal for use on greetings cards, being soft to handle and pink and white is a favorite of ours.  

Flowers were stamped on a square of white card, then colored in with watercolor pens.  A little sparkle was added to each flower and the pink and white twine wrapped round the base, before the square was fixed with sticky pads to a white card.

No sentiment was added so the card could be used for a variety of occasions.

*Bakers twine available in several colors from Hemp Beadery.

Crocheted Dreamcatcher

crochet cotton mandala dreamcatcher
The mandala part was crocheted using natural cotton and attached to a 10 inch metal ring* with thin natural  hemp twine*.  Ribbons in shades of pink, purple and turquoise were added.  Four aqua crow beads* were added to the two decorative side feathers and attached with aqua hemp twine*.  The same color cord was used to make the hanging.  

handmade crochet dreamcatcher

*Starred item’s are available from Hempbeadery.

Hemp Wedding Card


The instructions were to make a rustic, country feel wedding card, using teal hemp twine – and by
the end of the month, please! This gate fold card is the result.
The papers used have a sheen on them and are in shades of cream and light beige, with one
paper having a small damask pattern to compliment the other one, which is striped. The edges
were shaded in brown ink to give a rustic look. The hearts were die cut in shiny embossed teal
colored paper and thin craft cork, while the cream bunting was also die cut. The horseshoes and
cacti were stamped in brown.


The damask patterned paper was used for the centre inside panel and brown craft card stamped
with horseshoes and tiny sprays of flowers was used for the side panels. Teal colored hemp twine
was used for tying the card together. A die cut shape was included for writing a personal message
of congratulations inside the card.
The card was tied together with two lengths of teal hemp twine, which were attached to a punched
hole each side of the gate fold. The twine was long enough to wrap loosely around the card and
tie in a bow at the back, still allowing the card to stand up, or tied at the front in a longer flowing





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