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.

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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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38 Comments

  1. Kristi

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

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  2. Amanda

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

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      Ah such a good idea to use as tree garland!! I’m loving it draped over some greenery on the mantle for now. thanks for stopping by 🙂

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  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!!

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      I should always just shop alone haha! I’m so glad you love the wood bead garland! It was seriously SO easy to make, you have to try it!

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  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.
    Maria

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      That’s a great idea, Maria!! I must say after making the wood bead garland I’m hooked! I want to make more with the little wood beads.

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  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!

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      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!

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  6. Cat @ pocketful of Posies

    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!!

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  7. Michelle James

    I love this beautiful wood garland! So pretty!

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  8. Kati

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

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  9. 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 question..do you remember how many of each size of beads you bought. So I have an idea of how much to buy. Thanks so much!

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      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 🙂

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  10. Katie @ The Rustic Boxwood

    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! 😉

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      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.

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  11. Barb Bootsma

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

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      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!

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  12. Krista

    What size beads did you buy?

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  13. Tabitha

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

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  14. Leslie

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

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      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!

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  15. Whitney

    What size beads did you use?

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