Steffany and I partnered up with Fizzy Pops today and are happy to be over on their site as well sharing this darling DIY Wood Bead Garland! I gotta say, I’m a little obsessed with cute banners and garlands! Remember paper straw garland from a couple weeks ago? (check it out HERE.) I’m thinking this wood bead garland has it beat! I really love how this one turned out! It would be a great craft for kids to help out with too; and just think of all the color possibilities! So fun!
All you need to make a wood bead garland is a variety of beads, some paint and a strand of jute. A few wooden skewers is helpful too. The rest is up to your own creativity! We’ll show you exactly how we made ours though. 🙂 Of course, any variation of colors and sizes of beads is great, but here’s what we used:
- 20 mm colored wooden beads, red
- 20 mm unfinished wooden beads
- 16 mm unfinished wooden beads
- 12 mm unfinished wooden beads
- 10 mm round transparent beads (as spacers)
To get the polka dots, use the tip of the handle on a paint brush. Dip it in a little paint and just tap it on the bead pulling straight up. Adorable polka dots! You can never go wrong with polka dots.
Now thread them onto a strand of jute. A large needle, or piece of wire folded in half (as shown below) makes threading the beads much easier. Like, probably 100 times easier. 😉 Don’t forget your spacer beads!
Finish off the ends with a double knot tied around one of the transparent beads.
Pretty cute right?! I’ve got this one out for Valentine’s Day, but I think it needs to find a more permanent spot. I think I’ll be making a few more of these too. Like I said, I’m a little obsessed with cute garlands!