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DIY | How to make a wood bead garland

While perusing Target’s Dollar Spot, I spotted (pun intended) a photo garland kit for $3 PLUS some cute 5/$1 tassles so I grabbed 2 packs of each! Have you seen all the wood bead garlands floating around farmhouse houses? I’m going to just throw this out there, I don’t get them. I don’t understand how or why they got popular? They’re a necklace for your home decor so breaking it down: they’re an accessory for your accessories? Please, fill me in on the trend. BUT, we are a home decor judgement free zone around here and we love all kinds of trends so we’re jumping in on the wood bead garland trend and showing you how to make your own for $5!

DIY How to make a wood bead garland. Jump on this hot home decor trend of wood beads! Accessorize your home decor with cute wood bead garlands and for less than $5! Love these diy wood bead garlands!

Grab 2 packs of Bead and Photo Banner kits from Target, plus your preferred mini tassels pack.

DIY How to make a wood bead garland. Jump on this hot home decor trend of wood beads! Accessorize your home decor with cute wood bead garlands and for less than $5! Love these diy wood bead garlands!

Simply thread your shoelace from the pack through the beads. Pick your pattern, we did small, big, small, big, etc. If you don’t have a Target closeby or these products are unavailable, no worries! Amazon carries 10-12mm wood beads (aff link) plus cotton twine, even mini tassles to keep this project under 5 minutes!

DIY How to make a wood bead garland. Jump on this hot home decor trend of wood beads! Accessorize your home decor with cute wood bead garlands and for less than $5! Love these diy wood bead garlands!

We snipped off the twine that holds the tassel then wrapped an easy knot around it instead so it hangs nice and pretty.

DIY How to make a wood bead garland. Jump on this hot home decor trend of wood beads! Accessorize your home decor with cute wood bead garlands and for less than $5! Love these diy wood bead garlands!

DIY How to make a wood bead garland. Jump on this hot home decor trend of wood beads! Accessorize your home decor with cute wood bead garlands and for less than $5! Love these diy wood bead garlands!

Finish it off with a second tassel and you’re done! Fast and affordable, just the way we like it!

DIY How to make a wood bead garland. Jump on this hot home decor trend of wood beads! Accessorize your home decor with cute wood bead garlands and for less than $5! Love these diy wood bead garlands!

 DIY How to make a wood bead garland. Jump on this hot home decor trend of wood beads! Accessorize your home decor with cute wood bead garlands and for less than $5! Love these diy wood bead garlands!

So now that you have this fancy wood bead garland, what do you do with it? We’ve seen gals stage signs with them. (Psst: grab this sign in our shop!)

DIY How to make a wood bead garland. Jump on this hot home decor trend of wood beads! Accessorize your home decor with cute wood bead garlands and for less than $5! Love these diy wood bead garlands!

They’re also cute laying across old books (or new! Shoutout to Melissa from The Inspired Room, love her latest book!) paired with florals, real or faux, laying on a galvanized tray.

DIY How to make a wood bead garland. Jump on this hot home decor trend of wood beads! Accessorize your home decor with cute wood bead garlands and for less than $5! Love these diy wood bead garlands!

DIY How to make a wood bead garland. Jump on this hot home decor trend of wood beads! Accessorize your home decor with cute wood bead garlands and for less than $5! Love these diy wood bead garlands!

DIY How to make a wood bead garland. Jump on this hot home decor trend of wood beads! Accessorize your home decor with cute wood bead garlands and for less than $5! Love these diy wood bead garlands!

DIY How to make a wood bead garland. Jump on this hot home decor trend of wood beads! Accessorize your home decor with cute wood bead garlands and for less than $5! Love these diy wood bead garlands!

How about draped across your table centerpiece?

DIY How to make a wood bead garland. Jump on this hot home decor trend of wood beads! Accessorize your home decor with cute wood bead garlands and for less than $5! Love these diy wood bead garlands! 
DIY How to make a wood bead garland. Jump on this hot home decor trend of wood beads! Accessorize your home decor with cute wood bead garlands and for less than $5! Love these diy wood bead garlands!

Probably the most popular display we’ve seen for wood bead garlands is hung over vases and lamps. Again, I don’t quite understand but hey, we like to layer so more power to over-accessorizing.

DIY How to make a wood bead garland. Jump on this hot home decor trend of wood beads! Accessorize your home decor with cute wood bead garlands and for less than $5! Love these diy wood bead garlands!

DIY How to make a wood bead garland. Jump on this hot home decor trend of wood beads! Accessorize your home decor with cute wood bead garlands and for less than $5! Love these diy wood bead garlands!

Share your thoughts! Where are you going to display your inexpensive new decor?

DIY How to make a wood bead garland. Jump on this hot home decor trend of wood beads! Accessorize your home decor with cute wood bead garlands and for less than $5! Love these diy wood bead garlands!

Please pin so your pals can quickly make these too!

DIY How to make a wood bead garland. Jump on this hot home decor trend of wood beads! Accessorize your home decor with cute wood bead garlands and for less than $5! Love these diy wood bead garlands!

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12 Comments

  1. …”accessory for your accessories” never thought of it that way. Love the bead garlands that are trending now, would love to make my own; but by time I get around to making them the trend will be gone, HA, life as a semi-procrastinator! So, I will admire yours and many others in the mean time.

  2. Love the bead garland and the ideas on how to use it around the house, and of course, I like the price! I might dye the smaller beads in beet juice to add a touch of color…

  3. I love this! The tassels make it so cute~I hope my Target has this too! Thanks for sharing!

  4. An accessory for my accessories…Lol! That is quite true.

    I like this set that you made since it is white, and it has a “natural” look to it.

    Also, I love the little colander you used to hold the beads. I have the same one…bought it at World Market for $2.99. There was no way I could leave it at the store! πŸ™‚

    1. Seriously, Randi! Let’s give that inexpensive aqua colander a moment of decor silence: loooooove it!! πŸ˜€ And YAY for Target’s Dollar Spot!

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