This was a spur of the moment project, I had been debating buying one but that costs money and why would I do that when I already had the materials? I had a general idea of how to make one but did a quick Pinterest search and most posts did it the same way so I made one. It is a quick and easy home decor project. The tassels need some work or I can just buy them but I'm not sure yet what to do. There will be some trial and error but I will perfect it for myself one day. I can’t wait to get different sized and coloured beads and make more.

Depending on the length of the garland you can use it as a garland on a fireplace mantel, Christmas tree, decoration for photo shoots for products you sell and more.

These are completely customizable to match your decor or the season. You can add a few other pieces such as wooden hearts or trees to add a little extra. I will be doing this for sure. I decorate my coffee table every season and adding this garland will be a great addition to the centrepiece. 

Materials

  • Wooden beads (sometimes they come with twine) - Amazon or local craft store
  • Twine or string - Dollar store 
  • Tassels - premade or you can make your own
  • Cardboard piece to wrap twine around to make a tassel or use your hand 
  • Scissors 
  • Hot glue gun - optional

How to make tassels

  1. Take the twine and wrap it around your hand or use a piece of cardboard as many times as you would like. 
  2. Cut a piece of twine 6 to 8 inches long to wrap around the twine you wrapped earlier. I tied about half an inch down. I knotted it and then wrapped it multiple times around and then tied it off again you could also use a hot glue gun if you wanted.
  3. Cut the bottom to complete the tassel.
  4. Make a second tassel.

Stringing the beads

  1. Cut a piece of twine to the desired length and had some extra to be able to attach the tassels on each end.
  2. String this piece through one tassel and tie it off with a small knot.
  3. Now string the beads until you have a desired length make sure you leave enough to thread through the second tassel.
  4. Thread the string through the second tassel when ready and knot it. 
  5. Once the final knot is done you have your garland.

There is a bit of slack at the ends for the beads to move but honestly, I am good with it. I am happy with how my first one came out and will keep working on it.

If you have any questions or comments pop them in the box below - I would love to hear from you!

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