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In this post: Make your own DIY wood bead garland with tassels and tag for your boho or farmhouse-decorated home! The project only takes about 15 minutes!
My favorite kinds of crafts are the ones that only take a few minutes to put together. Maybe I get bored easily, maybe I’m just busy. But short and sweet projects can’t be beat! Today I’m sharing one of my favorite little crafts – a DIY wood bead garland with tassels and a tag! Scroll all the way down the post to see what other summer crafts my blog friends are sharing for the Seasonal Simplicity Summer DIY & Craft Hop, hosted by my friend, Krista of The Happy Housie.
Make Your Own DIY Wood Bead Garland with Tassels & Tag
- wood beads
- wood tag
- sharpie or black pen
- darning needle or large sewing needle (not shown)
1. Wrap jute around your hand/fingers as many times as you’d like. I probably wrapped mine around about 30-50 times (I wasn’t counting).
2. Remove wound jute from fingers. Wrap more jute around the loops at about one third the length (as shown) and tie tightly.
3. Now cut the loops of jute at the end of the longer ends. This will make your tassel! Set it aside for now.
4. Next you’re going to string the beads onto the jute using the darning/large sewing needle. The length of jute you will want will depend on the length of your garland. I had originally planned to mix large and small beads…until I realized the large “beads” were actually wooden balls (no hole)! Womp-womp. So I just used the smaller beads and didn’t cut my jute from the roll until I was done stringing.
5. After all your beads are strung, cut your jute, leaving about 6-8 inches on either end of the beads. Make sure the beads are not too tight together before you cut the jute though, or you’ll end up with a very stiff garland.
6. On one end of the beads, using a loop knot, tie on your tag. Then string the extra length of string back through the beads.
7. On the other end of your beads, string on your tassel. Then tie and loop the rest of the jute back through the beads, as you did on the tag end.
8. Write on your tag, using a micron pen. You could try the Sharpie, but it just bled into the wood when I tried it. Alternatively, write on your tag first, in case you make a mistake. That way it won’t already be tied onto your garland! To get the Rae Dunn looking letters, simply keep your lines fine and straight and all the horizontal lines in the upper third of the letter.
Then display on tiered trays, around demijohns, etc!
And here’s how I styled the wood bead garland recently:
Do you like the wood bead/tassel look? Have you got any wood bead garlands in your house?