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Thursday, November 30, 2017

How to Make an Easy Wood Bead Christmas Garland

An easy and festive wood bead garland perfect for adding a touch of red and green to your Christmas decor. 


Do you remember the wood bead tassel garland I made earlier this year?  It's one of my favorite DIY decor pieces and I use it all year long.  It's what inspired me (along with my favorite wool garland and many beautiful Christmas garlands at Michael's and Hobby Lobby) to make a holiday version perfect for adding a touch of red and green to our home. 

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- White, Red and green craft paint
- Jute 
- Scissors 
- Fine grit sandpaper 

I started by making the tassels for the ends of the garland.  I used the same method that I used when making my previous wood bead garland.  
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After my tassels were done I started painting the wood beads.  I decided to paint the larger round beads white and two shades of red and the medium size beads green.  I left the square beads and the smaller beads their natural color.
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You can keep the square beads as is or if you want a more softer look you can sand the edges like I did.
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Once I had the beads painted and sanded I attached a tassel to one end of a piece of jute and started stringing the beads in no particular order.  When I was happy with the length of the garland I finished it off with another jute tassel.  (I made mine about 4 feet, but you can make yours as long or as short as you would like) 
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I had fun playing around with the garland and eventually moved it into our bedroom to add a pop of color for the holidays.

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I might not be able to display this wood bead garland all year, but I love the pop of red and green that it adds to my holiday decor. 

     
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2 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I hope I can make one this year!

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  2. Did you use all the beads in the packages? How many would you say you used?

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