Have you noticed the trend for these farmhouse style wooden bead garlands? They are quite popular right now and with a few supplies and a couple minutes you can whip up your own! They look lovely framing a mantle or wrapped around a pretty vase. Whatever your style, you can incorporate this trend into your home decor and today I’ll show my simple method for recreating your own DIY wood bead garland at home.
You’ll start by determining the length of your DIY wood bead garland. For a 34″ long garland, I measured and trimmed about 36-37″ of embroidery floss. I chose this floss because it is a strong multi thread medium but also thin enough to thread through the center of the beads. I also planned to create DIY tassels for the garland using this floss so it was perfect. (You can also use any kind of strong jewelry cord or thin hemp.)
To start the garland, I created a looped slip knot on one end of the thread and pushed it through a wood bead.
Use hot glue to secure the knot to the end of the wood bead.
This anchors the beads in place for your garland so they won’t slip off the end. The small loop hanging out the bottom works great to attach the tassel when finishing your garland. Continue adding on beads until you finish off the length of your garland.
Tie a loop knot at the end and secure to the finishing bead (like you did for the first one). Now it is time to create your tassel. I made a simple tassel by wrapping the matching embroidery floss around my hand many times. (Probably at least 12). Gently remove the circle “bundle” from your hand.
Squeeze together one end and wrap around excess thread at the top at least 4-5 times then tie off and trim. This will create your tassel.
When you have the tassel “bound,” insert your scissors inside the circle of threads and cut separating them.
Apply your tassels to the ends of your DIY wood bead garland using hot glue.
I wanted to keep things neutral and more in line with the natural farmhouse style but you could also you can use spray paint or add in colored tassels for fun variety.