Learn how to make a natural wood bead garland from just a few inexpensive materials.
I have a super simple and quick diy project for you today.
A while back I had made one of these wood bead garlands. And I loved it! My kids loved it too. And they ended up “playing” with it until it broke and little wood beads scattered all over our living room floor. I ended up using some of the beads for a wall hanging. The others I tucked away for when I would make another one of these wood bead garlands. And that time came! Only this time, I ended up using a variety of different sized beads. And I didn’t add any tassels to the end this time either. I kept it very simple and Scandinavian styled.
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. While listening to Christmas music. Too early? I say it’s never too early for Christmas music!
- 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 Natural 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 hang around a lamp.
So many uses!
They are great to set out all year long.
Now I just need to figure out how to keep my kids away from it. 🙂