Hi Guys! How is everyone’s week so far? I’m just loving that crisp in the air right now. We are in the sweet spot before it gets too cold but it’s still kinda warm and the sun is still out. Ahhhh. Love it. How’s fall decorating coming along? Mine is getting there slowly but surely. I still have a few things to do and I keep saying this but I have to get to that pumpkin patch. Last week I did a post on trendy decor items and one of those items was bead garlands (or bead strands). I just love the chunky texture they bring to your rooms. You can just lay them on a table, or in a tray, or on a lamp and boom. Style. I find them interesting and they are so so easy to make and inexpensive too. Interested? Follow this tutorial for a DIY wood bead garland.
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Ok so here’s what you need to make this DIY wood bead garland. I bought everything except the scissors off Amazon. And obviously the basket has nothing to do with this 🙂
Take some jute string and wrap it around your hand several times. I wrapped it 15-16 times. This is going to create the tassels on each end.
When you are done wrapping your loops, take more jute string (I didn’t cut it off yet – just continued with the same string), and wrap it tightly towards the top of the loops. Then tie it in several knots to secure it.
Now you want to cut off the excess from where you secured it and also cut the loops at the bottom. Tada! Tassel. You are going to want to make 2 tassels – one for each end of the garland.
Next, you want to take a long piece of jute string and secure it to the top of the loop of the tassel. String it through the top loop of the tassel and tie it tight. This is the end of your garland. Make sure to have a looooooong piece of string attached. You can always cut off the excess at the end.
Now just string your beads! It’s up to you how long you want to make it. The bead package comes with 30 beads and that actually makes for a pretty nice strand. I used 37 beads exactly.
Once you are done stringing your beads on, you simply attach your 2nd tassel to the end and secure it with a knot.
Here is the finished product! My son thinks I made him a new toy. 🙂
Now, here’s some ways to use your new DIY wood bead garland. Have a candle you want to highlight? (Just make sure the base doesn’t get hot and start a fire!)
Or, you can use the beads to highlight some of your fall decor.
I like to use mine sitting in an otherwise empty tray.
You can also hang them from a table lamp for a cool vibe!
I hope you guys enjoyed this DIY wood bead garland tutorial. If you missed the post on trendy decor accessories, you can check it out HERE. Feel free to ask me any questions in the comments. And let me know how yours turns out!