How to Make a Wood Bead Garland the Easy Way
Follow this tutorial to make your own diy wood bead garland! It’s so easy and it looks amazing with the tassel on the end. It really adds charm to every room in your home.
Making a DIY wooden beaded tassel by stringing your own beads is a wonderful stress-free project that can take you away from even the most overwhelming of days.
Depending on how you style them, you can use wooden beads with any decor theme. They fit naturally among modern farmhouse decor and also look fantastic with rustic or even nautical themes.
Keep reading – I’ll share an easy tutorial that will walk you through every step. If you are a visual learner, I have a video too!
Then, I’ll even share some different ways you can customize your diy home decor with wooden beads.
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How To Make A Wood Bead Garland
This is a great tutorial to have on hand when you’re ready to make a wood bead garland for your own home decor. There are tons of ideas along with step-by-step instructions and even a video tutorial with easy instructions to follow!
How To Use a Wooden Bead Garland As Farmhouse Decor
The uses for this wood beaded garland are endless. Here are some of my favorite ideas.
- Layer a garland on a vase to display on a mantel
- Lay it across stacks of books on a tray
- String it like a garland across your mantel
- Hang them from the ceiling
Your creativity is truly your only limit.
Supplies for this tutorial can be found here in my Amazon shop
- 20-30 mm unfinished or raw wooden beads
- Crochet beads in the desired color
- Hemp string for stringing
- Jute twine for tassel
- Large needle (optional)
So many asked where to get the colored, crochet beads for this project, so here are a few of my favorites below:
What Size Wooden Beads are Used for Garlands?
While the most popular size for wood bead garlands is made with 25mm size wood beads, really any size bead would make a pretty garland. In fact, most recently, wood bead garlands with beads in varying sizes has become quite popular! This is your craft and your imagination is the only limit!
What Kind of String Do You Use for a Wood Bead Garland?
I always recommend hemp string for stringing the wood beads. It is thinner than regular jute twine so it can easily navigate through the holes of the wood beads.
It comes in tons of pretty colors even though you typically won’t see it underneath the beads.
The tassels are typically made with heavier jute twine or baker’s twine.
Wood Bead Garland With Tassels Step by Step Tutorial
Here’s how to make your own wooden beads decor idea! Be creative and have fun with it.
Count out your desired number of beads based on the length you want your garland to be when completed. I used about 33 beads for this one. Decide what color pattern you’d like to create for your garland and count out your colored beads at this point as well.
Using your hemp string (and a large needle if preferred), thread your needle.
Thread all of your beads one by one in your desired pattern until finished. This is such a fun craft!
I especially loved using these crocheted wooden beads as they really gave a lot of interest and fun to the garland. Think of all of the holidays you can do in different colored wood beads?
Once you get the beads onto your garland at the length you desire; it’s time to make the tassels.
Take your jute twine and begin wrapping it around your fingers in a circular fashion or use any circle-shaped object until the desired thickness for your tassel is reached. I wrapped mine about 13 times.
Thread your hemp string inside the middle of your jute loop and tie a knot to attach it to your beads.
Take your jute and tie a small piece around the top portion of your tassel and then tie off in a knot.
Snip the bottom loop portions of your tassel and trim them as needed. Repeat for the second tassel.
Optionally, you can choose to add an embellishment around the head of the tassel. Just hot glue it around the knot that you made.
Ribbon is always a pretty choice, but I went with rhinestone bling ribbon from Dollar Tree.
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Different Materials To Use For The Tassel
This is where creativity shines, so have fun with this. Try out different fabrics for your diy tassels. You can use almost anything!
I used jute because I love how it works with wooden beads and the farmhouse feel it gives to my decor.
Other materials you can use for homemade tassels include:
- Embroidery thread
- Fringe trims
- Suede or leather
- More wood beads
More Creative Ideas To Try Out With Wooden Beads
I had so much fun with this idea that I made a few different versions. It’s amazing how much different it looks when you use different colors of wood beads and a different fabric for the tassel.
Buffalo Check Beads Idea
This is another variation on the wooden bead tassel but with buffalo check beads and black and white bakers twine! Very farmhouse style I think and so much fun.
See how just a few color changes totally alter the aesthetic? You can make the wood beads match your holiday decor this way.
Here is the wooden bead garland with gray crocheted wood beads and a gray baker’s twine tassel!
How about this version with white crocheted wooden beads and a pretty lace ribbon tassel with lace ribbon from the Dollar Tree?
How To Use Wooden Beads Garland On Books
Here is another version of the tassel displayed on one of my favorite coffee table books, Home Body by Joanna Gaines followed by a picture of it displayed on a hanging shelf.
If you’d like to see that fun DIY dresser project, you can view the entire step-by-step project HERE.
Bling Ribbon Idea
This was a fun version of the wooden bead garland by adding a bling ribbon to the top of the tassels for extra fancy flair! When you are in the craft shop, let your imagination fly, and use your favorite fabrics and decorations on your tassels.
Farmhouse DIY Wooden Beaded Tassels
These fun, farmhouse DIY wooden beaded tassels are one of the newest trending pieces in home decor—they can be purchased literally everywhere! Here are just a few I found online!
But it’s more fun, relaxing, and gratifying to make them yourself, and then it can be customized, which is my favorite part!
More Crafts With Wooden Beads
Can you tell how much I enjoy crafts that use wooden beads? Especially farmhouse-styled beaded decor. Here are some more crafts and ideas you can do with them.
DIY Wood Bead Garland
- All Supplies can be found HERE in my Amazon Shop
- 25 mm unfinished or raw wooden beads
- Crochet beads in whatever color you'd like
- Hemp string for stringing
- Jute twine for tassel
- Large needle optional
- Decide what length you'd like your garland to be, then count out as many beads as you need to fill that length.
- Using a hemp string and a needle thread your beads onto the string. You can create patterns but alternating the wood beads and crochet beads if you'd like.
- Create a tassel by using the jute twine and wrapping it around your fingers until the thickness you want for a tassel is created. Thread another piece of string inside the loop and tie a knot to attach it to your beads.
- Repeat for the other side as needed.
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Where can I find the links on the products used?
Here they are for you >>> Beaded Tassel Supplies
Hi Melanie! I just am in love with you, Brooke, Tammy, and Stacy. Y’all have your websites and everything perfect!! I am on a mission to there!! Love the color change with the tassel. I’ve had a kick on grey and navy lately! – Amy Jo
You’re just too sweet! I appreciate you and I’m so glad you find value in what I share! Enjoy the mess!
Love watching you. Been away from craft while taking care of husband. He passed in 2019 so I need to keep busy.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Thank you for watching me and I’m glad you’re back to crafting!
I am anxious to try this
Love the buffalo check tassel, think that’s going on my ” to-do” list!😁
I’m obsessed with wood bead garland.