DIY: Wood Bead Garland

I recently shared a picture of wood bead garland my husband and I made. I received quite a bit of feedback so I figured I’d share how we did it! I have loved wood bead garland for quite sometime. I love the beads that have a more natural look. I didn’t see beads that had the finish I liked but I did find raw wood balls that I loved. I bought a few different size balls from Hobby Lobby and came up with a pattern. My husband drilled through each ball, and I strung them through jute. Finally, I made tassels out of jute for the ends! That’s it – Super easy and affordable! I keep moving them around the house cause they look nice in lots of place.

See the guide below for a step-by-step guide to make your own. Of course, you can use pre-made beads but if you prefer a DIY project and/or can’t find the exact beads your looking for here is a guide to creating your own beads.


Supplies Needed:

  • Raw Wooden Balls
  • Jute
Tools Needed:
  • Drill
  • Eighth of an inch drill bit
  • Channel Locks
How-To:
  1. Hold each ball with channel locks
  2. Drill through each ball completely with eighth of an inch drill bit
  3. String each ball through jute
  4. Optional: Make tassels for the ends out of jute

The Finished Product:

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