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Easy DIY Wood Bead Garland

Have you all seen those wood bead garlands that are really popular to decorate with right now?  I’m sure most of you probably have, and they are so cute, right?!  I’ve been wanting one for myself, but of course, I figured – Why buy a wood bead garland, when I could probably have more fun making one?  🙂  

This wood bead garland is so adorable, cheap, and so incredibly easy to make. Add to your decor for a bit of fun flair.

Now, there are certainly other tutorials out there on how to make these.  But, when I realized how simple it was, I just had to create a post in case any of you have never caught a step-by-step.  I actually ended up making two of them (while my 6-month-old was napping, with plenty of time to spare), and oh, the possibilities that are now spinning in my head.  I’m imagining painted wood bead garlands, garlands with different size beads, garlands with fancy tassels, etc.  So. Much. Fun.

So, let’s get started, shall we?

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Supplies Needed

    1. 30-60 wood beads
    2. Hemp cord/yarn/jute/etc.
    3. Scissors

That’s it!

The first thing you want to do is wrap the cord around the palm of your hand a number of times.  Just wrap it until you get the thickness you want for your tassel.  I wrapped mine (both) about 15 times.  Then, cut it off.

This wood bead garland is so adorable, cheap, and so incredibly easy to make. Add to your decor for a bit of fun flair.

Next, take a piece of the cord and wrap it tightly a number of times around one end of the tassel.  Tie that off.  Repeat for a second tassel.

This wood bead garland is so adorable, cheap, and so incredibly easy to make. Add to your decor for a bit of fun flair.

Cut off a long length of cord.  Slightly longer than you want your garland to be.  Thread one end of the cord through the looped side of your tassel and knot it. 

This wood bead garland is so adorable, cheap, and so incredibly easy to make. Add to your decor for a bit of fun flair.

Then, simply start adding the beads.  Just thread the long end of the knot through the first few beads to hide it.

This wood bead garland is so adorable, cheap, and so incredibly easy to make. Add to your decor for a bit of fun flair.

Once you’ve got the length you want, just tie off the end with the other tassel, and cut the looped ends of the tassel.

This wood bead garland is so adorable, cheap, and so incredibly easy to make. Add to your decor for a bit of fun flair.

Voila!  You’re done.

This wood bead garland is so adorable, cheap, and so incredibly easy to make. Add to your decor for a bit of fun flair. This wood bead garland is so adorable, cheap, and so incredibly easy to make. Add to your decor for a bit of fun flair.

(For my longer, larger strand, I used 48 beads, and for the smaller (pink) strand, I used 34.)  

This wood bead garland is so adorable, cheap, and so incredibly easy to make. Add to your decor for a bit of fun flair.

Have fun!

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6 Comments

    1. Thank you! It was so easy, and it has been fun finding different places to display them. Thanks so much for taking a look!

    1. Thank you! It definitely helps put me in a springy mood, and fortunately, the weather is finally starting to match the mood. 🙂

    1. Thanks so much, Eileen! They really are fun to decorate with. And to make! So easy!

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