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DIY Fall Wood Bead Garland

Learn how to make a wood bead garland to use to decorate your home for fall.

DIY Wood Bead Garland

DIY Fall Wood Bead Garland

Wood bead garlands have been a hot home decor item for a few years. I love the look of a natural wood-colored garland but wanted to make a garland to use to decorate for fall.

DIY Fall Wood Bead Garland

Wood beads were painted in fall colors and then strung onto twine.

DIY Fall Wood Bead Garland

Twine tassels were added to both ends of the garland.

DIY Fall Wood Bead Garland

I love the end result and I can enjoy this DIY fall wood bead garland for years to come.

DIY Fall Wood Bead Garland

DIY Fall Wood Bead Garland

Learn how to use supplies from The Dollar Store to make a fall wood bead garland. Use different paint colors to make a garland for different seasons.

Materials

  • Wood Beads (Crafter Square 125 Multi-Color/Size Beads) - 2 packages from the Dollar Store
  • Skewers
  • Floral Foam
  • 5 Autumn Paint colors
  • Paint Brush
  • Jute Twine

Instructions

    Pick out 25 of the larger-sized beads and add 5 beads to each of the 5 skewers. Stick skewers straight down into foam pointy side down. To keep the beads from hitting the foam and possibly messing up the paint, add a smaller bead to the pointy end of the skewer before you stick it in the foam.

    Paint beads and allow them to dry. Add more coats until fully covered, drying between each coat. (I got good coverage in 4 coats.) Once completely dried, take beads off of the skewers.Tutorial to Make Fall Wood Bead Garland

    Cut about 2 feet of twine. Tie a few knots into the end of the twine, leaving about 3 inches hanging from the end. (Make sure the knot is larger than the holes of the beads so they don’t slide off.)Tutorial to Make Fall Wood Bead Garland

    Begin sliding the beads onto the twine in a pattern of your choosing. (I did green, yellow, orange, red, and brown.) Continue the pattern until you have placed all the beads on. Make sure they are tightly together and knot the other end. (Again making sure the knot is larger than the holes of the beads so they don’t slide off.) Cut off remaining twine, leaving about 3 inches at the end, and set aside.Tutorial to Make Fall Wood Bead Garland

    Make a tassel by wrapping twine around 4 fingers about 20 times and snip off the end. (Wrap it just tight enough to be able to slide off your fingers when done.)Tutorial to Make Fall Wood Bead Garland

    Slide off of your fingers and cut through one side of the “circle” of twine.Tutorial to Make Fall Wood Bead Garland

    You will be left with strings that are generally the same size.Tutorial to Make Fall Wood Bead Garland

    Lay garland down with the excess string straight out. Place the center of tassel strings across the top of the garland string.Tutorial to Make Fall Wood Bead Garland

    Use the excess garland string, tie a knot around the tassel strings a few times to secure.Tutorial to Make Fall Wood Bead Garland

    Pull all of the strings together, wrap twine toward the top about 10 times, and tie a few knots to secure.Tutorial to Make Fall Wood Bead Garland

    Snip off ends.Tutorial to Make Fall Wood Bead Garland

    Eyeball how long you want your tassel to be and trim the ends.

    Repeat making and placing another tassel on the opposite side.

If you like wood bead garlands, you’ll enjoy seeing how to make a coastal farmhouse wood bead garland and a patriotic wood bead garland with stars..

24 Comments

  1. Hi Paula! Again you are the most creative one! These little fall beads are so cute. I have been seeing them all over blogland but they were a natural color. I love yours with the colors! Thanks again for showing us how to do this!
    Have a great weekend and be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  2. LOVE these fall colors, Paula… and you know I’m a sucker for wood bead anything! 😉 I’m going to link your post to my coastal wood bead garland! Hope you get some backlink traffic!

  3. Paula, your bead garland is just darling. I LOVE the way you don’t assume that the reader already knows how to do things; instead, you explain every step with such patience. (You are a teacher at heart!!) And if I could just say–the idea of stringing the beads on skewers to paint them? Brilliant!

    Thanks so much for linking this post to the Grace at Home party. I’m featuring you this week!

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