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 awhile, 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.
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 a beautiful accent draped around the house. Consider making a couple extra Wooden Bead Garlands. Give them as gifts for the holidays or just because. Your friends and family will love it!
How to Make Wooden Bead Garland with Tassels
You will need:
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.
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.
That is it, so simple that you can make a couple sets to scatter throughout your farmhouse decor.
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.