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How to Make Wooden Bead Garland with Tassels

Skip the home decor store and learn how to make wooden bead garland with tassels for a fraction of the price. Perfect DIY for your Farmhouse decor and easy to make

Skip the home decor store and learn how to make wooden bead garland with tassels for a fraction of the price. Perfect DIY for your Farmhouse decor and easy to make

If you are as obsessed with the whole Fixer Upper/Farmhouse vibe just like most of us. I am sure you have seen those gorgeous bead strings with tassels draped invitingly over books, mugs, or any other collection of farmhouse decor. After drooling over them for a while, I decided to make my own garland instead of paying for those ready-made ones. Learning How to Make Wooden Bead Garland with Tassels is easier than you may think and a fraction of the cost of those store-bought strands.

Skip the home decor store and learn how to make wooden bead garland with tassels for a fraction of the price. Perfect DIY for your Farmhouse decor and easy to make

This entire project only takes about 20 minutes. You can leave yours natural or add the step of painting or staining your beads to coordinate with the holidays or seasons. Either way, they are perfect and are a beautiful accent when draped around the house. Consider making a couple of extra Wooden Bead Garlands. Give them as gifts for the holidays or just because. Your friends and family will love it!

Supplies

You can find all of these supplies at your local craft store, or purchase them on Amazon.

Instructions

Skip the home decor store and learn how to make wooden bead garland with tassels for a fraction of the price. Perfect DIY for your Farmhouse decor and easy to make

If you want to add some color to accent your decor or celebrate the holiday paint or stain your beads first. Do this before stringing and allow them to dry completely.

Decide how long you want your string. Depending on where you will display it, you might have it short or much longer to be used to drape around a vignette tray. I used half the beads in my pack of 100 and got a nice long string from it.

Skip the home decor store and learn how to make wooden bead garland with tassels for a fraction of the price. Perfect DIY for your Farmhouse decor and easy to make

Wrap a small piece of tape around the end of your twine and trim it close to prevent your twine from fraying as you push it through the bead. Think, shoe lace. You could even use a large gauge needle if it is easier.

Skip the home decor store and learn how to make wooden bead garland with tassels for a fraction of the price. Perfect DIY for your Farmhouse decor and easy to make

Slide the string through the beads until you have reached your desired length, leave 4” on either end of the string to attach your tassels or tie it off.

Jute Tassels

Skip the home decor store and learn how to make wooden bead garland with tassels for a fraction of the price. Perfect DIY for your Farmhouse decor and easy to make

Wrap twine around your palm 20- 25 times.

Skip the home decor store and learn how to make wooden bead garland with tassels for a fraction of the price. Perfect DIY for your Farmhouse decor and easy to make

Wrap another piece of twine around one end of the loops you just made about 10 times. Do this 1” from the end. Tie a secure knot in the end and trim off the excess.

Skip the home decor store and learn how to make wooden bead garland with tassels for a fraction of the price. Perfect DIY for your Farmhouse decor and easy to make

Cut all the loops on the opposite end to make a tassel.

Skip the home decor store and learn how to make wooden bead garland with tassels for a fraction of the price. Perfect DIY for your Farmhouse decor and easy to make

Open the tied off end and slip the end of your beaded length through the center. Wrap it around several times and tie in a tight knot.

Repeat on the other end.

Skip the home decor store and learn how to make wooden bead garland with tassels for a fraction of the price. Perfect DIY for your Farmhouse decor and easy to make

That is it, so simple that you can make a couple sets to scatter throughout your farmhouse decor.

Options

Get creative and use different shaped wooden blocks, different colors of wood stain, etc. There are so many ways to dress these up and make them your own design.

FAQ

What Size Wood Bead?

25mm seems to be standard however you can use any size that fits your decor and project idea.

How to style wood bead garland?

This garland is beautiful on a shelf or mantel, draped around a plant or candle, even on the Christmas tree. Don’t be afraid to get creative.

How to paint wood garland?

Place a bit of watered down acrylic painting in a disposable bowl or zip top bag. Toss in your beads and shake to coat the beads. Remove and let them dry.

Wooden Bead Garland With Tassels

Skip the home decor store and learn how to make wooden bead garland with tassels for a fraction of the price. Perfect DIY for your Farmhouse decor and easy to make
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Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:15 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  • If you want to add some color to accent your decor or celebrate the holiday paint or stain your beads first. Do this before stringing and allow them to dry completely.
  • Decide how long you want your string. Depending on where you will display it, you might have it short or much longer to be used to drape around a vignette tray. I used half the beads in my pack of 100 and got a nice long string from it.
  • Wrap a small piece of tape around the end of your twine and trim it close to prevent your twine from fraying as you push it through the bead. Think, shoe lace.
  • Slide the string through the beads until you have reached your desired length, leave 4” on either end of the string to attach your tassels or tie it off.
    Skip the home decor store and learn how to make wooden bead garland with tassels for a fraction of the price. Perfect DIY for your Farmhouse decor and easy to make

To create your tassels:

  • Wrap twine around your palm 20- 25 times.
  • Wrap another piece of twine around one end of the loops you just made about 10 times. Do this 1” from the end. Tie a secure knot in the end and trim off the excess.
  • Cut all the loops on the opposite end to make a tassel.
  • Open the tied off end and slip the end of your beaded length through the center. Wrap it around several times and tie in a tight knot.
  • Repeat on the other end.

Video

Servings: 1 garland
Author: Amanda Carlisle

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