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DIY Wood Bead Garland

A wood bead garland is a lovely project for a holiday afternoon! Beautiful natural beads create a perfectly styled garland to use in your holiday decor or every day.

wooden beads on a table with christmas decor
wood bead garland on a silver christmas tree

Wood Bead GArland Decorations for the Holidays

When I was creating a boho themed Christmas tree for a charity event this year, I wanted to put together some hand made garlands that I could drape around the tree in a really fun way.

I’d had this huge pack of beautiful, natural wooden beads around the house for quite a while; they were waiting for just the right project. And I realized this was it!

The natural wood beads were just the right thing for the boho tree — and beyond! It’s a very simple project but there are a few tricks I learned along the way that can help you avoid some DIY pitfalls and have these pretty garlands adorning your home in no time.

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diy wood bead garland
wood bead garland

Ways To Use a Beaded GArland Around the House

Just because I created these wood bead garlands for holiday tree decor doesn’t mean you have to use them that way too! These would be so pretty in any number of decor ideas.

As a Centerpiece. Try draping these down the center of your table on a runner, or twining throughout a centerpiece.

Spilling Out of a Bowl. Fill a bowl with some fun fillers and top them off with your wood bead garlands, letting them spill gently over the side.

Cascading Down Books. The wood bead garlands look really lovely gathered on a stack of coffee table books and cascading over the stack.

Strung on a Mantel. Go more traditional and hang them in swags across your fireplace mantel.

wood bead garland

More Holiday Decor Ideas

I hope this idea is getting you excited! And there’s so much more where this came from.

I compiled a list of ideas that you’ll probably love if you’re into this wood bead garland. Check them out below and be sure to pin your favorites so that you don’t lose track of them.

Supplies You’ll Need

Just three little materials are all you need for this pretty project! As you’re choosing your beads and twine, keep in mind a couple of things.

First, check the type of twine you select to be sure that it’s sturdy and can hold the weight of your beads. You won’t want to choose anything thread-like or too thin. Baker’s twine works quite well.

Secondly, check the size of the hole in your wood beads to make sure that they will be a good fit for the twine.

Materials

How to Make a Wood Bead Garland

  1. Start by cutting a length of twine that’s about 6′ and 6″ long. This will create a garland that’s about 6′, leaving a few inches on either end for tying off your end beads.
  2. Next, twist a small strip of clear tape around each end of your twine. Get it as tightly wound as possible. This helps keep your twine firm while you’re inserting it through the hole of each bead.
  3. Decide on a pattern that you would like for your wood bead garlands. The pattern shown here is: 20 small beads, then a trio of medium-large-medium beads, and repeat. Once you’ve decided on a pattern, I find it easiest to count out all of your beads ahead of time and arrange them in piles. This way you know you won’t lose count while you’re stringing them on.
  4. On one end, tie a large bead with a secure double knot.
  5. Start stringing on all of your beads and repeating the pattern until you have a garland that’s approximately 6′ long.
  6. Finally, tie another large bead with a secure double knot at the final end of your garland.
twine with tape on the end
wood beads on twine to make a garland
stringing wooden beads onto twine
wood bead garland

Decor STyles for Wood Garlands

These DIY wood bead garlands are so easy and fun to make!

I used them for a boho themed decor idea, but you could translate them in so many ways. They complement modern decor, minimalist looks, and even a farmhouse aesthetic.

wood bead garland on coffee table with christmas tree in background
wood bead garland
wood bead garland on a silver christmas tree

Display a Bead Garland Year Round

And don’t forget! These definitely aren’t just for the holidays!

You can include these pretty garlands in your home decor year round. See some of our display ideas above or include them in your home decor in your own special ways.

Hope you try this one out! If you try and love our DIY wood bead garlands, be sure to rate the project below. xoxo

wood bead garland on table with air plant

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diy wood bead garland

DIY Wood Bead Garland

Yield: Wood Bead Garlands
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

A wood bead garland is a lovely project for a holiday afternoon! Beautiful natural beads create a perfectly styled garland to use in your holiday decor or every day.

Materials

  • Wood beads in various sizes
  • Baker's twine
  • Clear tape

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

wood bead garland

  1. Start by cutting a length of twine that's about 6' and 6" long. This will create a garland that's about 6', leaving a few inches on either end for tying off your end beads.
  2. Next, twist a small strip of clear tape around each end of your twine. Get it as tightly wound as possible. This helps keep your twine firm while you're inserting it through the hole of each bead.
  3. Decide on a pattern that you would like for your wood bead garlands. The pattern shown here is: 20 small beads, then a trio of medium-large-medium beads, and repeat. Once you've decided on a pattern, I find it easiest to count out all of your beads ahead of time and arrange them in piles. This way you know you won't lose count while you're stringing them on.
  4. On one end, tie a large bead with a secure double knot.
  5. Start stringing on all of your beads and repeating the pattern until you have a garland that's approximately 6' long.
  6. Finally, tie another large bead with a secure double knot at the final end of your garland.

Notes

Just three little materials are all you need for this pretty project! As you're choosing your beads and twine, keep in mind a couple of things.

First, check the type of twine you select to be sure that it's sturdy and can hold the weight of your beads. You won't want to choose anything thread-like or too thin. Baker's twine works quite well.

Secondly, check the size of the hole in your wood beads to make sure that they will be a good fit for the twine.

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