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Decorating your home on a budget doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. When it comes to Holiday decor, I want our home to represent our family. I prefer handmade over store bought.
Our decor is full of things we've all made over the years. It is simple but meaningful to me. Each year, I try to make one new piece to add to this eclectic decor.
I've been eying this natural wood bead garland for years. I really wanted to make this for our Christmas tree. Of course, you could put this garland anywhere! It would be fantastic on a mantle as well.
This garland is so easy. Even if you've never done a craft in your life, you can make this garland. Call your kids and let them help you out because you're gonna want to make more than one!
Ready to create?
Gather up your supplies.
Wood Beads in various sizes ( I used 2 bags)
You can get wood beads at your local craft store. They come in a variety of sizes. We opted to purchase our beads on Amazon. I got a huge bag of beads with multiple sizes. Prime shipping for the win! I love using black and white twine, but you can use any twine you have on hand.
MEASURE OUT YOUR TWINE.
We wanted our garland to be about 14 feet long. You can make your garland as big or small as you want! Store bought garland is anywhere from 12 to 15 feet.
Using a ruler, measure your twine until your garland is 14 feet.
Cut the twine.
Double knot one end.
Start stringing beads.
Using the end you DID NOT make your knots begin stringing your bead onto your twine. I did a bead pattern of small, small, medium, and large. Then, I repeated this pattern until the beads were gone.
Tip: if your twine frays, take some glue and form the end of the twine with glue. When the glue dries, your twine will string perfectly through the beads!
This is a great craft for older kids! Throw on a show on Netflix and before the show is over, you have your very own handmade garland! Of course, you can use beads in any color or stain. Whatever fits your style!
Looking for some great DIY garland for your home? Check out our other super easy handmade garland ideas.