Learn How to Make a Wooden Bead Garland with Tassels today. Save money by making a wooden bead garland with tassels. This bead garland project is an easy budget-friendly home decor project and customizable for your wants and needs. I love the simplicity of this wooden bead garland DIY
I’ve been wanting to add a few wooden garlands to my family room and living room but didn’t want to spend $15-$35 on each garland. This project cost me about $3 and took me no time at all.
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This project was so much fun I’ve decided to make even more wooden bead project and I can’t wait to share them with you.
I have the step-by-step instructions below and I have also put together a video showing you how I made this wooden bead garland.
Supplies to make a wooden bead garland with tassels
The great news is you’ll only need a few supplies to make this garland. The supplies you’ll need are:
- Scotch tape
- 44 – 8 mm wooden beads
How to make a wooden bead garland with tassels
I started off by making the tassels you’ll need 84″ of jute for each tassel. Wrap the jute around your hand and then secure with more jute.
I wrapped the jute around my hand 11 times. Then I took another string of jute and wrapped that at the top of the bunch 6 times then secured it with a double knot.
I added a bead to each end of the tassel so there wasn’t a gap. To do that I threaded a 6″ piece of jute through the top, threaded a bead and secured it with a knot.
Once the tassels are complete it’s time to thread the beads. I use scotch tape at the ends to make threading easy. That way the ends to fray.
Start by threading 18 wooden beads. Center the beads on the piece of jute.
Then secure the ends with a single piece of scotch tape so you can thread a single bead to give this garland the same look I did (this is totally optional).
Then you’ll thread 11 beads on each end.
To secure the tassels to the garland I threaded one end through the beads and trimmed off the extra length. Then the other side I threaded through the 1 bead and tied a knot to secure the tassel and the garland.
Do this to both sides and your tassel is complete.
It is really easy and if you’re anything like me, you’ve found a new hobby!
How can I customize this wooden bead garland?
There are so many ways to customize this wooden bead garland. You can do some of the following:
- Different size beads
- Paint or stain the beads
- Use 2 mm macrame cord instead of jute
- Make the garland shorter or longer
- Leave off the tassels
Really the possibilities are endless. When you make things yourself, you are in control of the end result. I hope you enjoy this wooden bead garland with tassels tutorial.