We’re here to show you a gorgeous craft tutorial today, on how to make wooden bead garland. This is one of the best and most trendy home decors that requires fewer supplies. If you have wooden beads, some twine, and a stick, then you’re good to go.
Hello crafty people, I have a question for you. What was your reaction when you saw the jumbo-sized wooden beads for the first time? I was thrilled and couldn’t wait to make some crafts using them. That was long ago, but I still feel a similar excitement while buying wooden beads. This time I’m making a garland out of wooden beads. I loved making this craft, and I hope you will enjoy making this elegant garland.
The best thing about wooden bead garland is that you can come up with so many designs and patterns by simply adding different colors and types of beads and charms. If you’re into farmhouse decors or cottagecore decors, then you will love our beaded garland. This beaded garland is also known as farmhouse wood bead garland.
They turn out really nice and require no-expert skills. You can learn how to make wooden bead garland with the help of our easy-to-follow tutorial.
You can re-create our wooden bead garland if you can gather all the supplies as listed and spare 30 minutes. The cost of 1 beaded garland would cost less than $4 and you will have plenty of supplies left, which you can use for future projects.
How to Make Wooden Bead Garland
List of Supplies
- A pair of scissors
- Tapestry needle
- A piece of cardboard
- Dry twig or stick
- Wooden beads
- Different types and colored beads
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1: Making Twine Tassels
Follow our DIY Tassel Tutorial to make the tassels using twine. We made 3 twine tassels for the wooden bead garland.
Step 2: Preparing String for the First Layer
Select a dry and sturdy stick for the wooden bead garland. Measure and determine the number and size of each layer. We’re starting with the smallest layer, around the middle of the stick. Cut out a piece of twine and tie a knot around the stick, slightly aside from the middle.
Step 3: Beading the First layer
Insert beads into the tied string, through its open end. We have added 5 beads (2 wooden beads mixed with small golden beads).
Step 4: Measuring the First layer
Check if the first layer looks nice with the number of beads inserted into the string.
Step 5: Closing the First Layer
Happy with the first bead layer? Tie the open end around the stick by leaving a small gap from the other end of the beading.
Step 6: Start the Second (Next) Layer
Leave a small gap from the first layer and then tie a string for the second layer. Mix and match different beads along with the wooden beads to give the garland a nice look
Step 7: Closing the Second Layer
Add beads into the second layer and check if the layer looks nice with the first layer. The gap between the first and second layers should be nice and even on all sides.
Step 8: Starting the Next (Third) layer
Similarly, keep a small gap and start the next layer. After adding a couple of beads, attach a tapestry needle to the string and grab the twine tassels.
Step 9: Attaching the Tassels
Attach a tassel into the beaded string (the third string). Push the tassel all the way adjacent to the last bead.
Step 10: Completing the Third Layer
After adding the first tassel, add a few more beads, and then add the second tassel. We have added a total of 3 tassels with some beads between them. Check if the length of the third layer looks nice with the 2 other layers.
Step 11: Completing the Wooden Bead Garland
happy with the third layer’s beading? Tie the open end around the stick tightly. Tie 2 tight knots to give it a secured finishing.
Tips for Beginners on Making Beaded Garland Decor
If you’re a beginner in beading or home decor crafting, here are some tips you can follow.
- Make sure to select a sturdy and dry stick for the garland, as wooden beads are heavy.
- Mix and match 1 or 2 different colored and types of beads along with the wooden beads.
- Use beads with big holes, so that they can be beaded into a twine easily.
- Use a tapestry needle if you have difficulty adding the beads to the string.
- After tying the strings with the stick, there should be a small length remaining. Insert that small amount of string through the beads adjacent to it.
- If you’re not confident about the tied strings or if the beads are heavy, you can apply hot glue to the tied knots for extra security.
FAQ’s on Wooden Bead Garland Crafting
Q. How many wooden beads do you need to make a garland?
Ans: The number of wooden beads required for a wooden bead garland would depend on your choice or the size determined for the garland. You can arrange the beads on a flat surface to check how many beads are required to craft the garland you want.
Q. What kind of string do you use for wood bead garland?
Ans: For wooden beads, the best strings are leather cord, satin cord, faux leather cord, heavy cotton cord, and hemp cord or twine. We used raw twine for our wooden bead garland.
Q. How do you attach tassels to wooden bead garland?
Ans: If you follow our tassel making tutorial, you will notice that for each type of tassel making, we have shown how to add a hanging mechanism to the tassel. You can attach a tassel with the beading string by inserting the hanging mechanism through it.
Q. How do you make tassels for wood bead garland?
Ans: Since people mostly prefer to make big garlands with wooden beads, big tassels look nicer with them. You can use yarn or twine to make large tassels for wooden bead garland.
Q. How do you thread wooden beads?
Ans: Make sure to select beads with big holes so that they can be threaded easily. You can also wrap a clear tape around the open end of the string or attach a tapestry needle to make the beading easier.
We hope that you liked our tutorial on how to make wooden beaded garland. We absolutely enjoyed crafting this wooden bead garland and were so excited to share the tutorial with you guys! Here are some home decor tutorials from our blog we thought you might also like to check out.
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