Add a little farmhouse flair to your home with this fall wood bead garland DIY project. This gorgeous and colorful reflection of the season is easy to make and is the perfect accent to any fall display. Make it as long or as short as you would like. Don’t love these colors? Choose the colors you love. Once you have the technique mastered, you can make a wood bead garland DIY decoration for any season or occasion.
- Darice Round Wood Beads (I used 10 mm, 12 mm, 16 mm, 20 mm, and 25 mm)
- Colored Wood Stain in a Variety of Shades
- Get Organized Jute Twine
- Darice Paint Brush
- Tape (optional)
Start by staining your wood beads in a variety of colors. TIP: To keep the wood bead from moving while you are trying to paint on your stain, add it to the end of a paint brush as shown below. Press down into place and this will keep it still during painting.
Paint the wood stain onto each bead and then wipe away any excess with a rag. Continue with multiple beads in multiple colors. How many of each bead that you stain will depend on how long you would like your garland. You can do a few, string them, and then do some more if it is not long enough. They dry very quickly and are ready to add to your twine in minutes.
String your stained and dried beads onto some jute twine. Cut a piece of twine the length you would like for your garland and knot one end. TIP: Wrap the other end of the twine in tape to make it easy to thread into the holes of even the smallest beads.
You can randomly add your beads to the twine or work in a pattern. Just decide before you get started which version you like. I did a pattern from largest to smallest and back again. Once all of your beads are added, knot the end of your twine and trim away any excess.
I added it to a display with my farmhouse style pumpkin sign and I think it looks just perfect!
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