The second farmhouse-style fall home decor project I created this fall is this pretty wood bead garland. My sweet aunt went to heaven months ago, and I offered to take some of her huge collection of costume jewelry. She had several long wood bead necklaces that I used to make this long farmhouse wood garland. It is such a versatile garland that I will be able to keep it out year-round to have a special reminder of my aunt.
FARMHOUSE WOOD GARLAND
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE A DIY WOOD BEAD GARLAND
I added my garland to this farmhouse fall display with the wood bead tassels I shared earlier this week. The garland is neutral enough that I will use it with my Christmas decorations too. Where would you use a farmhouse style wood garland?
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- Wooden beads – find necklaces at the thrift store or buy new
- Baker’s twine
- RyaTie starter kit (optional)
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HOW TO MAKE A HOMEMADE GARLAND WITH WOODEN BEADS
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Wooden Bead Garland
- If you are upcycling bead necklaces, begin by removing all the beads from the necklaces.
- Decide on a pattern for your bead garland.
It can be helpful to sort the beads by size and shape before you begin creating the garland.
- Unspool a length of twine or cording for your garland.
- Begin threading the beads onto the twine in the pattern you created.
Continue until you have reached the desired length for your garland.
- Thread a small bead onto the end of the twine and secure it in place with a double square knot.
- Cut the twine off of the spool, leaving yourself a good amount of excess twine.
- Repeat step 5 with the other end of the garland.
- Use a tassel maker to create two twine tassels.
- Tie a tassel to each end of the garland through the last bead in the garland.
WAYS TO USE A BEADED GARLAND
Beaded garlands are extremely versatile home decor elements. They add motion and organic shapes to your decor, and their neutral color means you can use them with any color scheme and in any season. Here are a few suggestions for ways to use your new wood bead garland:
- Drape a long beaded garland on your Christmas tree.
- Swag the garland on a fireplace mantel.
- Coil the garland around a vase or large bottle.
- Pile the garland on a stack of books on a coffee table.
- Display the garland with other decorative items on a tiered tray.
- Dress up your staircase banister with the garland.