This Valentine wood bead garland is so cute and so easy to make. In just 5 minutes, you can create this fun little piece to complement your love day decor.
Wood bead garlands have been popular for quite some time now, and for good reason. They are such an easy accent to your home decor. They are versatile and can be created for just about any holiday or season under the sun.
If you are crafter, it is likely that you already have all the materials needed laying around your house. And if not, no worries! These Valentine wood bead garlands only require a couple of supplies that can easily be picked up at your local craft store.
So, if you are looking for a little extra pizzazz around your house this Valentine’s day, or maybe even a quick DIY gift idea, you have come to the right place. This Valentine wood bead garland is just what you need!
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Step 1 – Create Arrangement
If you are using beads of different sizes or colors, I suggest figuring out your garland pattern first. Simply lay the beads out on a flat surface, and play with the arrangement until you are happy with it. This will make the rest of the process go very quickly.
Step 2 – String Beads
Cut a strand of twine that is long enough to string all your beads, plus a bit extra on each end to tie the tassels.
*Be careful of how thick your cording, or twine, is in relation to the size of your beads. I wasn’t able to use the cording pictured above because it would not thread through my smallest beads. So, I had to switch to a thinner cord.
Step 3 – Create Tassels
For the tassels, you can use the same cording that you used to string the beads, or twine, or yarn. Since I had to switch to a thinner cording for stringing, I used yarn for my tassels to make them fluffier.
First, wrap the yarn around your hand a number of times. (The more you wrap, the bigger the tassel will be.)
Next, thread the cording on one side of your garland through the loops of yarn, and tie tightly. Trim off any excess cording so that it is not visible.
Then, tie a small piece of yarn tightly around the whole bunch. You will want to place this tie slightly off center (closer to the beads), in order to create some length on the ends.
Thread some scissors through the larger loop, pull down firmly and cut through the bottom side of the tassel. Then, simply trim the ends a bit, if needed.
Lastly, repeat this process on the other side of the garland, and you’re done! Just 5 minutes for an adorable Valentine wood bead garland. That’s my kind of project!
You can make your garland as long or short as desired. They are a great accent piece that you can add just about anywhere to your decor.
Do you like the bead garland trend? Have you ever made one yourself? If not, no excuses now that you know how incredibly simple they are!
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