Who knew that wooden beads would be such a hot trend for interior styling! This DIY project is an easy and cheap way to add some cute accessories to any space! Read on to see how I used different size wooden beads and handmade tassels to create some adorable garlands for anytime of year!
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Wooden Beads Garland
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I LOVE it when an interior trend lends itself to a DIY project! It’s even better when it is an easy and inexpensive DIY project! I mean, who doesn’t like saving money! I’ve been slowly updating my home after decluttering and organizing each space in my “Hot-Mess House Challenge!” Check out my “Linen Closet,” which was the first space I organized!
I’m trying to lighten each space by getting rid of stuff and brightening it up. I’ve been using a lot of light colors and natural textures to make this happen. I LOVE the look of wooden beads garland, but why buy when you can DIY! Luckily I didn’t need to buy any of the supplies to make my garlands, because I already had a bunch of wooden beads and baker’s twine left over from another project that I made! Score!
Making the wooden beads garland with tassels was a super easy and fun DIY! The possibilities are endless when it comes to the different sized wooden beads and colors of twine you can use!
The Details to DIY the Wooden Beads Garland:
- Wooden beads (small, medium, large)
- Baker’s twine
- Scissors (fabric scissors work best)
- Large sewing needle
Depending on how many wooden beads you have, I’d suggest stringing your garland before you cut the baker’s twine. That way you will know how much twine your beads will cover. I created a pattern using medium and large beads.
Leave several extra inches on both ends and cut the twine. Double (triple, etc.) knot the twine so that the beads do not fall off.
Wrap the twine around your hand to create the tassel. I wrapped the twine around my hand about 20 times. Then cut the twine in the middle of one end. This will take it from a circle to a line shape.
Place the center of the cut twine on one end of the extra twine from your wooden beads garland. Make sure you place it as close as possible to the wooden beads before you tie it on. You want the tassel as close to the wooden beads as possible. (Don’t go crazy over this, just get it somewhat close!) Tie the bunch of cut twine pieces together using the extra twine hanging on the garland. Double not it and try to twist it so that the knot will be on the under side of the tassel.
Next, fold the pieces of twine in half. Cut a piece of twine to wrap around the top of the tassel to bind it together. Wrap the twine around several times and tie it off.
Wooden Beads Garland
Here is another garland that I made using extra large beads!
Don’t be afraid to DIY your own decor to save some money! It will look just as great and cost you way less! And if you aren’t up for a DIY, but want a wooden beads garland, scroll down to “Get The Look” section for a few different options!
For another easy and cheap DIY project that is trending now, check out my “Scalloped Nursery Book Ledges!”
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These look great! I’ve also been trying to decorate with natural colors & these beads are so pretty.
Thank you so much! I’m finding that I’m really drawn to neutral colors!
They are lovely displayed in a bowl like this, so simple and modern.
Thank you so much!!!
Mother of 3 says
That is such a great idea! I love how they look in the bowl with the tassels hanging out. Pinned.
Thank you so much! Haha! They were moved in five seconds after my daughter found them!
Shirley Wood says
Nice idea for neutral home decor. The tassels add a nice touch.
Thank you so much! I like the tassels too!
Roseann Hampton says
Love how simple this garland is to make!
Finally! I have been seeing these beads all over the place and wondered how do you make the tassels? You answered that. Makes me want to get the ladder out and search for all the beads I have stored somewhere. Speaking of clutter…(hand slap to face). I ended up down your blog bunny hole. Love what you are doing and am interested in the Hot Mess Challenge.
Thank you so much for your kind words!!! That really means a lot! I’ve got a long ways to go, but I’m heading in the right direction…most of the time. 😉 Join me!
I have been admiring the wooden bead garlands. You are so right about why buy when you can DIY. Great project.
Yes!!! I love it when you can DIY something!
I feel a hot mess house challenge coming up soon for me. I am already making most of my home decor elements myself, but my home feels too cluttered. I love the clean look of your garland. It’s a great project really anyone can do!
That is EXACTLY how I felt! Thank you so much!!!
Every house needs a wooden bead garland. I don’t know what it is about wooden beads, but I love them! BTW- I love the chairs in the picture and thought your Ikea story was so funny….totally something I would have done:-)
I totally agree! Haha! It’s nice to know that I’m not alone! Thank you Erlene!
I love the rustic and natural look of your beaded garland. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much! I’m happy with how it turned out!
Lydia from Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen says
Wow! The beads really focus attention on that gorgeous bowl! Really love the clean look of it.
I love that bowl! I found it at Home Goods! Thank you so much!
Emily @DomesticDeadline.com says
So simple but so pretty! Thanks for sharing
Thank you so much! I love the simplicity as well!