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.
- 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
- Hot glue gun - optional
How to make tassels
- Take the twine and wrap it around your hand or use a piece of cardboard as many times as you would like.
- 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.
- Cut the bottom to complete the tassel.
- Make a second tassel.
Stringing the beads
- Cut a piece of twine to the desired length and had some extra to be able to attach the tassels on each end.
- String this piece through one tassel and tie it off with a small knot.
- Now string the beads until you have a desired length make sure you leave enough to thread through the second tassel.
- Thread the string through the second tassel when ready and knot it.
- 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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