Simple Farmhouse Decor: How to Make your own DIY Wood Bead Garland

This rustic DIY wood bead garland took only a few minutes to put together and can be used in so many different ways in your home decor.

This DIY wood bead garland only took about 10 minutes to make. I’m so excited to share quite possibly the easiest little project I’ve ever made.  

The wood bead garland is part of another month of Simple Farmhouse Decor!  On the first Sunday of the month, I’ve been sharing a simple DIY or craft with a signature farmhouse look.

A DIY wood bead garland is a great way to spruce up the mantle in your living room to get ready for Christmas

I know it’s not the first Sunday of the month, but, there are so many other fun things planned for next week, that I had to push for a week early this month!

Over the past few months, I’ve completed so many fun projects.  I absolutely love this little series I have going on here.  Each farmhouse-style project only takes a few minutes, and a few dollars to complete.

If you’ve been following along, you know I love the simple look of natural wood. Check out my other DIY oversized wood bead garland here.

But, for this month, I also wanted to do a Christmas-y project.  I couldn’t quite figure out how to marry the two until I came across a few DIY wood bead garland projects floating around Pinterest.

I knew I had to try it!

How To Make A DIY Wood Bead Garland: Step-by-Step Tutorial

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Supplies for DIY Wood Bead Garland:

Step 1. Grab Supplies for DIY Wood Bead Garland

Using various sized wood beads and twine are a great way to make a DIY wood bead garland

My kiddos and I hopped in the car to head to Michaels!  Well, we didn’t make it through the front door.  Let me tell you, the terrible 2’s have come a few months early.  And they are quite terrible.

Later that evening, I snuck out of the house sans kiddos to head back to Michaels.  Alone.  It’s always a dangerous time.

I was so surprised at how many wood beads they had!  I ended up getting 4 different-sized beads and used some extra twine I had left at home.

Step 2. String Wood Beads onto Twine

Use wooden beads to string onto twine to make Christmas decorations to add some DIY charm

And, you guys, this project is literally as easy as stringing beads onto twine.

You do (or technically don’t) have to come up with a pattern to follow.  Below I showed the pattern I just randomly came up with.  

I had most of the tiniest beads so I wanted to use more of them.  Other than that, I just popped some beads on and went with it!

Step 3. Tie off the twine to finish

I continued until I ran out of one size of beads.   Tie some knots at the ends to hold on to the last bead and a loop on either side to hold the garland onto hooks.  And. That. Is. It.

Decorating with wooden beads is easy and fun with minimal effort and time needed to create a great piece of decor

How cute is it?!

A DIY wood bead garland hanging is a great idea to bring some farmhouse touches to any space

Step 4. Hang the DIY Wood Bead Garland

I knew just where I wanted to put it.  Hanging on the mantle with some faux garland I made.  It’s a simple, farmhouse look.

Create a farmhouse christmas mantle with this easy to do garland idea using beads, twine, and floral
Decorating a mantle with garland to ad some Christmas flare to a living room using wooden beads

The possibilities are endless!!  You could use it as garland for your tree, wrapped around your banister, or just lying and snaked through decor on shelves.

DIY wood bead garland combined with a floral string is a great farmhouse Christmas idea

This project was nice and simple and had such a big impact on our mantle. I simply love how quickly I was able to bring in some Christmas touches to our living room.

Have you started decorating for Christmas?  Or still hanging on to fall? This DIY wood bead garland is the perfect baby step to start getting your home in the Christmas spirit.

I can’t wait for the next few weeks!  Christmas is my favorite time of the year and I’m going to be smothering you with Christmas cheer.  Be prepared 😉

Check out this DIY leather ornament using wood beads from Making Manzanita to really get that Christmas spirit going!

Wishing you a joyful day!


How to Make a DIY Wood Bead Garland

How to Make your own garland | Garland DIY | DIY Garland Ideas | DIY Garland Christmas | DIY Garland Greenery |

DIY wood bead garland with various sizes of wood beads tied together with some floral garland to hang over a mantle.

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $20


  1. Grab Supplies for DIY Wood Bead Garland
  2. String Wood Beads onto Twine
  3. Tie off the Twine to Finish
  4. Hang the DIY Wood Bead Garland

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  1. I got to say, I absolutely love this! I think I want to try it myself! I love your excitement about it too!! It’s so hard to shop or get any place when a kid starts to act out and won’t stop!! I know the feeling. So glad you ended up going alone and getting the stuff to do this. I love garlands!!

  2. This is so unique and very easy to make. I once used those wooden balls to make wooden ball sachets to put in the drawers. Those balls have so many possibilities. I like this so much for holiday.

  3. I was searching and searching for wood bead garlands and they are all sold out at every Target. A lightbulb went off and I said duh..Pinterest!! Let’s make one myself and save me the frustration and make one. Thank you so much for this beautiful idea and making it super simple to make.
    One you remember how many of each size of beads you bought. So I have an idea of how much to buy. Thanks so much!

    1. When all else fails turned to Pinterest 😉 And I honestly don’t remember how many wood beads I bought for the garland, which is really bad. It depends on where you get them, too. For instance, Michaels sells them but you don’t get as many for the price. I got ones for a wood bead chandelier (haven’t shared yet on the blog) from Amazon and they were much, much cheaper. Plus, more came in a pack. Check out what you can find on Amazon and make your pattern based on what you pick up! Happy crafting 🙂

  4. I’m so glad I found you on Pinterest! Your blog is beautiful! And this post is perfect….I’ve been wanting to make a wood-bead garland myself, and I should’ve known it’d be this easy! Lol. Great job! 😉 Btw, I just signed up for your newsletter, so I’m excited to keep in touch! 😉

  5. Do you remember roughly how much your wooden bead garland cost? How long is it? It’s so vintage looking. Love it.

  6. I am late in the game and am currently searching for the most beads for the best price. Do you remember or can you measure the size of your 2 biggest beads? This is the problem with buying online I can’t quite tell how big they are.
    Thank you for your help with this. I love these wood bead garlands with tassels.

  7. I see that you haven’t answered this question yet, but if you’re checking back to your comments, can you share what size beads you used? For me, that’s the difference between ordering online and picking up in the stores: I can see what the different sizes are in my hands vs. trying to envision or measure out different mm sizes.


  8. Hi Sarah,

    I am hosting a large craft day (My 7th year) and I would LOVE to do this. Can you remember just how many beads are needed for 5 feet of twine? I am offering 5ft. 10ft. and 15 ft.
    Also, How many feet is your adorable garland swag?

  9. Love this! I wanted to purchase one – seriously I can’t find one that has different sized beads! Now I need to find your faux garland 🙂