Learn how to make your own beautiful wool bead winter craft garlands! These simple garlands are so easy to make and so cute too. These garlands make an elegant holiday decoration or they are easily customized to fit any celebration or home decor.
I love decorating my home for the holidays, but I especially love decor that can stick around after the holiday has passed and works on a seasonal level as well. These simple and beautiful wool bead garlands are perfect for that! They can carry you from Thanksgiving to Christmas and stick around for the rest of winter and beyond.
Darice wool beads make these so easy to make! Ready to get crafting?
Supplies needed to make your own winter craft garland:
Step One. Thread on Wool Beads.
Start off by cutting a length of embroidery floss (or any string or twine would work well too) a bit longer than you want your finished garland to be. Thread your needle onto the embroidery floss. Then, simply thread your wool beads onto the thread.
You can thread beads on in a repeating pattern or use just one color – whatever you like! You can also play around with the spacing of your beads. They can be pushed up right next to each other or you can leave a little space between each bead like I did.
Step Two. Finish Garland with Wood Beads and Tassels.
Once you have threaded all of your beads onto your thread and you are happy with the length and spacing, it’s time to finish off the ends of the garland with a few wood beads and a couple of simple tassels.
First, I made small tassels out of my embroidery floss. To do this super easily you can just start with a brand new skein. You will wrap pieces of thread around each end (or try a macrame wrap knot for a neat look), and then cut the skein through the middle for two simple tassels.
Next, thread the end of your garland through a few wood bead, through the top of a tassel, back up through the wood beads and the last wool bead of the garland.
Finally, I secured this in place with a couple of knots on top of that last wool bead.
I love the way these beads and tassels give the winter craft garland a finished look!
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Alexis Middleton is a lifelong crafter/DIYer and blogger at Persia Lou. She started crafting at a young age. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas and yarn, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis spends a lot of time dreaming up and working on projects for her family’s home. She loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.