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

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

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I’m so excited to share quite possibly the easiest little project I’ve ever made.  Seriously it took 10 minutes.  Craziness.

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.

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

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 minutes, and a few dollars to complete.

If you’ve been following along, you know I love the simple look of natural wood.

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 wood bead garland projects floating around Pinterest.

I knew I had to try it!

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.


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 the 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!

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

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How cute is it?!

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I knew just where I wanted to put it.  Hanging on the mantle with some faux garland I made (that I’ll share this week, too!).  It’s a simple, farmhouse look.

how to make your own wood bead garland | simple farmhouse decor | diy projects | christmas garland

how to make your own wood bead garland | simple farmhouse decor | diy projects | christmas garland

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

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Have you started decorating for Christmas?  Or still hanging on to fall?

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 😉

Wishing you a joyful day!


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This Post Has 47 Comments

  1. Kristi

    This garland is just beautiful Sarah! Will definitely be making myself one of these!

    1. Faby

      Thanks so much for this DIY!! I cant wait to make the wood beaded garland this weekend!!! YAY!!!

    2. Faby

      Thanks so much Kristi!! I enjoy DIY projects than paying the $$. You are the! Merry Christmas

  2. Amanda

    I love wood bead garlands! So easy to make and SO pretty!

  3. zan

    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!!

  4. Maria Brittis

    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.

  5. Sabrina

    This is such a cute wood bead garland, I had a no idea that it is so easy to make them. I will have to make one now!

    1. Thank you! It’s almost embarrassingly easy to make haha. Each wood bead garland can look different depending on size of beads you use and pattern you choose. You should definitely try!

  6. Sarah,

    This is so beautiful! I’ve also been eyeing some wood bead garland projects on Pinterest. Yours is my favorite though, and it looks amazing with your simple mantle!!

  7. Kati

    I absolutely love the wood bead garland! So simple and beautiful. I need to make some 🙂

  8. Elaine

    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 🙂

  9. 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! 😉

    1. Aww thank you SO much Katie!! And thanks for signing up for the newsletter 🙂 You should definitely make your own wood bead garland. I use it everywhereeee and it flows through all the seasons.

  10. Barb Bootsma

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

    1. Hi Barb! I honestly don’t, which makes me a bad blogger haha. It’s about 3 ft long. To save money, I would order them on Amazon or somewhere that sells them in bulk rather than at Michaels. Unless Michaels is having a big sale. Hope that helps!

  11. Krista

    What size beads did you buy?

  12. Tabitha

    Where do you find your beads for your projects? Beautiful!!

  13. Leslie

    How do you thread the twine through he beads?! I can’t seem to get it done!

    1. I used tape to wrap the ends tightly so it fit through the hole and also didn’t fray. I think I had to redo the tape once or twice, too. Hope that helps!

  14. Whitney

    What size beads did you use?

  15. Cindy

    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.

  16. Jessica

    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.


  17. AShly

    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?

  18. Maria

    This is a great tutorial that anyone can follow.
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful accent!

  19. Sunshine Vaughn

    Has anyone ever figured out what size beads she used?

  20. Marka

    Could you please share the different size beads you used please?

  21. Ashley

    Love this! What size beads did you use for this garland?

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