Today I’m showing you how to make a diy wood bead garland. Wood bead garlands are a delightful and versatile addition to your home decor, bringing a touch of charm and warmth to any space. These garlands, crafted from wooden beads strung together, offer a simple yet stylish way to elevate your interior design.
Whether draped over a mantel, arranged in a bowl, or hung on a wall, wood bead garlands effortlessly infuse a natural and rustic vibe into your surroundings. The beauty lies in their simplicity – they can complement a variety of decor styles, from farmhouse chic to bohemian flair.
Luckily, these are easy and fun to make! A very cathartic activity. You can customize them with different bead sizes, colors, and even paint them to match your unique style and color scheme. Personally, the bigger and chunkier the beads the more I love it. It really makes a statement that way. I especially love these sea glass and bone beads now.
Actually, you don’t need to DIY these – Amazon, Pottery Barn, and other home decor stores have a bunch pre-made that you can buy. But where’s the fun in that? I think it’s much more sentimental to do it this way. And good for the soul.
In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, these garlands can be a budget-friendly decor solution. They’re an excellent choice for those looking to add a touch of character to their home without breaking the bank.
Truth be told this isn’t really a DIY project. Well, it is. But it’s so easy and self explanatory! You can probably figure out how to do this from the pictures. 🙂
It took me ten minutes start to finish. Literally. While listening to Christmas music. Too early for Christmas Music? I say it’s never too early for Christmas music! Bing Crosby, anyone?
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- Jute Twine
- Wood Beads – I used these beads as well as a few of these ones from a previous project. I like bigger beads (larger than 20mm for your reference).
How to Make a DIY Wood Bead Garland
- You can make your garland as long or as short as you want.
- String the beads on your jute twine. I started off with a pattern and then just randomly strung beads on when I ran out of certain sizes.
- Tie triple knots on each end of the garland, and leave a little trail of jute string.
I really love the larger sized beads. Those are my favorite. I considered painting these beads white. But I just love the natural color of the wood so much so I left them bare.
These natural wood bead garlands are great to display on your coffee table. Or on a stack of books. Or hung from your fireplace. Or hung around a lamp. Or hung from a hook on the wall. So many uses!
Basically, you can set them out all year long. It’s one of those season-less decor items.
Wood Bead Garland for Mantel
If you wanted to make a wood bead garland for your mantel, you would basically follow the steps above but just make it really really long. Or – you can make a slight variation – like this one from Pottery Barn.
Bead Garland Inspiration
Here are some photos I found showing how these are used. I hope these give you some good inspiration like they do for me!