Are you looking to add a little farmhouse style to your home decor? Learn how to recreate your own farmhouse bead garland at home.
They look lovely when they are strung on a mangle or even around an old jar. They also come in a variety of styles. Farmhouse beads are fun to have as part of your home decor, especially around the holidays.
While you can find them in most home decor stores and even online, they can tend to be kind of pricey.
It’s so easy to do a little DIY and make your own. If you have older children that love to do hands on activities it can be even more of a help as well.
The surge of the ever-so-popular Fixer Upper show has led to a popularity in farmhouse everything (at least it seems like). My local Hobby Lobby is bursting at the seams with farmhouse-style decor every time I run in to get craft items.
Thankfully you can DIY many farmhouse crafts for less, with a few really simple materials.
Easy DIY Farmhouse Bead Wood Garland
First, you will want to decide if you want a natural-colored farmhouse bead garland, or colored beads. Once you choose your bead color, determine the length of the garland.
This natural garland we have above is 24 inches long (without tassels) and 31 inches from end to end including tassels. You can actually make your garland as long or short as you would like (just adjust accordingly).
To get started, tie a knot at the end of the twine, taking care to leave a couple of inches past the knot area (you will need this later on to tie on the tassel).
The knot you tie needs to be large so that the bead stays on – it might be a good idea to double knot .
Then, gently unravel additional twine that you will need. Cut it from the spool.
You should have enough twine to cover all of your beads as well as a tail on the end (that is knotted as well).
Carefully slide your beads on the twine – the paper clip is a helpful tool to help you conquerr this. Use that paper clip to help push the twine through the hole.
After you have strung all of your beads, tie a large knot at the end – leave a little space so the beads have room to wiggle on the twine. You will want it to have some bend, otherwise it will be too stiff to use for decor.
To make the tassel, wrap the spool of twine around your hand about 15 times.
Carefully slide it off your hand; pinch one end together, a half inch from the end, and take the twine and wrap it around that pinched end 5 times. Tie off well to hold that “end” in place.
Use your scissors to cut the ends of the loops on that end – make sure they are the same length.
Your tassel should look similar to the one pictured, above.
Slide the tail of the end of your farmhouse beads through that top hole in the tassel you made. Use the tail to tie it into place.
Cut off any extra part of the tail after it’s in place.
That’s it! You have a beautiful string of your own farmhouse bead garland. You can now drape it over a vase, on a mantle or on a wood shelf.