I’ve had a huge crush on wood bead garlands for a while now! But they are hard to find and when found they are expensive!!!! Really!!! Let’s make our own! So easy! This wood bead garland diy took under an hour to make! And isn’t it pretty? Here’s how I made it!
I’m thrilled with the bead garland! I had the twine and the only thing I bought were the beads. They cost $8.69. A beautiful home decor accessory for so little! I LOVE that!
Here are a few things that will make this project super simple for you
- Make sure the twine you use is smaller than the holes in the beads See twine HERE
- Roll a piece of tape around the end of the twine that is threaded through the beads. This will make it easier to get the beads on the twine. I started by threading the beads onto the twine without the tape and it wasn’t long until I thought putting tape on the end as a “threader” was best.
- Before cutting the twine with the beads on it make sure there is about 1 1/2 to 2 inches between two (and only two) beads in the garland. This will ensure garland beads can bend and fold. It looks so much nicer than a very stiff garland where the beads are all lined up tightly together. The beads will distribute along the garland and you won’t see any gaps but they will look much nicer when styled.
- baker’s twine (if you want to make different tassels) See baker’s twine HERE
- 100 20mm wood beads. See them HERE *
- and HERE, HERE, HERE (20 count)
- hot glue
*Many of you have asked why my beads are so white and did I paint them. The answer is they came that way and no I did not paint them. But if you don’t like the color of these beads I bet they would look great painted!
FOR THE GARLAND:
Roll tape around the end of the twine and string all 100 20 mm beads the twine. Do not cut the twine off the spool yet.
Leave a couple inches between two beads on the length of the garland. Only between two beads. This will give your bead garland a little more relaxed shape.
Put a dab of glue over and into the end hole and when it dries cut the twine. Do this on both sides.
FOR THE TASSEL:
Loop the twine (or baker’s twine if you want a thinner tassel) around your four fingers about 15 times. Cut.
Cut an 18-inch length of twine and tie it around the “loop” as shown.
Fold the loop in half and wrap one side of the twine around the top of the of the loop until it looks like a tassel. Put a dot of glue on the end of the twine. Cut off the other side of the twine. See image below.
Glue to the bottom of the bottom beads. See image below.
Repeat to make a tassel for the other side of the bead garland.
TA-DA! A beautiful wood bead garland!
Such an easy diy and a perfect addition to your home decor!
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