Hey there, I hope you are having a great week. It’s Friday so no matter what, things are looking up! It’s DIY Friday so I’m sharing this fun little DIY wood bead garland with tassels. I’ve been obsessing over all of the wood bead garlands I’ve been seeing everywhere. These little accessories are so fun to decorate with and they are so simple to create.
Peighton and I had so much fun making these. I made this one in no time and then she made a matching one with the leftover beads. We both adorned our lamps with the garlands. It was so fun to decorate with my kiddo – this was the perfect activity for us to do together.
Wood bead garlands are pretty trendy right now. I’ve found dozens online but they are all around $20 each. That’s pricey for some wood beads on a string.
They are great for decorating around your home and you can use them as vase fillers, wrap them around demijohns or your lamp, or you can hang them on your mantel. They are the perfect accessory. I especially love the natural wood tone because it brings an element of warmth.
DIY Wood Bead Garland
Since I loved them so much but wasn’t crazy about the price tag, it made sense that I’d try to make one myself. I was able to make a strand of wood bead garland with cute little tassels for less than $4 each. I’m excited to share this tutorial today!
Here are the supplies you’ll need:
The first step is to make your tassels.
Wrap your yarn around your four fingers about 30-35 and cut the yarn. Take a piece of yarn and loop it through, in between your hand and the yarn. Gently remove the yarn off you hand and tie a knot where you’ve looped it through. Tie another knot on one side of the fold – that will be the top of your tassel.
Next, cut the loop on the opposite end of the tassel. Then trim the ends. Now you’re ready to string beads on the garland. To attach the tassel to the garland, thread your yarn through the top end of the tassel with a yarn needle.
Start threading beads onto the string. Make sure you string them tightly but allow them to move. If you string them too loosely your garland will look a little sad and you’ll be able to see the yarn.
Since I had two sizes of beads I did a pattern of big, big, small, big, big, small.
Once you complete the strand (I used approximately 50-60 beads and mine is just over 40 inches) – attach the other tassel to the end.
Viola – you have the cutest wood bead and tassel garland ever. You can add more tassels or more beads. I love how creative you can get with this project.
The decorating possibilities are endless but I hung mine on my lamp in my bedroom.
I think it would be fun to set up a night with girlfriends and make these. If you make a wood bead garland of your own – tag me on Instagram, I’d love to see your version! Have a great weekend, friends!