DIY large wooden bead garland
This post is for those people of you who have been asking about my large wooden bead garland from last year. It’s one of the number one items in my home that people ask about and I have been thinking about a way for you guys to make your own wood bead garland since Pottery Barn stopped selling it. The large wooden bead garland was originally pretty pricey at their stores too and then finally dropped to clearance which is when I purchased it.
Wood beads aren’t really all that cheap on Etsy and Amazon and they sure aren’t widely available, especially in larger sizes. I’d call the wood beads on mine huge. So the other day when I was looking at my chaise in our bedroom and saw the wooden feet on it, I had a light bulb moment. And I went on an extensive internet search for wooden furniture feet.
I have a thing for unique garlands and love making them. You should check out my macrame garland, rope tassel garland, and pampas grass garland tutorial if you love garlands just as much as I do.
So here is my idea of how you can make your very own unique large wooden bead garland…
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DIY large wooden bead garland
Supplies needed to make a large DIY wood bead garland
- different furniture legs HERE, HERE, and HERE or the ones in mine look like a modern peg legs.
- variety of large unfinished wood beads (examples HERE or HERE)
- wood stars
- power drill
- long thick drill bit HERE or HERE
- jute twine
- large needle for threading twine
TIP: Or you can take wooden body massagers apart and use the affordable various-sized wood beads from that to make your own garland. This massager HERE only costs around $8 and has about 31 large beads on it. You can’t find that price for wood beads at any craft store 😉
Extra large bead garland instructions:
The instructions are super short because it’s really a straightforward and easy tutorial, where you don’t need to do a lot of steps.
If you are buying legs or beads from Etsy then you can just ask the shop owner to maybe drill the holes for you all the way through the legs or beads. If you are buying from a home improvement store then you need to remove the screw and drill the holes yourself with the long drill bit.
Thread the a long piece of jute onto the large needle and stack a variety of the furniture legs and beads onto the twine to form a strand. The length of the garland depends on your specific needs. I liked switching up the bead size.
Loop and knot the ends so you can hang the galrand from a hook or nail. Loopand knot the end of the string into a tight knot so you can hang the garland from a hook or nail.
I added the large wooden stars to the garland because I love the look.
Different photos of the large wooden bead garland hanging in our home
Here is a sneak peek of where the garland ended up this year. The firepalce mantel has been my favorite place to hang it for sure.
lamp HERE | similar candlesticks HERE | black candles HERE | art HERE
Also, check out my snowflake and pinecone canvas artwork I made for the fireplace. They are so easy to make!
Or you can use the unfinished wooden furniture legs and beads to make your own wood bead pendant light as I have in our kitchen:
And if you aren’t the DIYing kind and rather just buy the finished product then you can find smaller similar versions:
If the widget doesn’t work then you can find them HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.
As for me, I love a huge chunky version. Mine is super heavy though but I was able to hang it with strong command hooks (HERE). ANd I love having the garland in my house all year long as regular home decor and not just holiday decor.
See more of my Christmas DIYs and decor below:
this looks awesome! love the stars on it, too! i made a small one for my mantle, but love this chunky one more!
Thanks for the inspiration.
LOVE the chunky garland (and light pendant!)! Thanks for sharing your resources and what a creative idea.
I really really love this!! Way to think outside the box!
I love this! Too late for this year, but I think these beaded garlands could work all year!
Another source might be thrifting for cheap tables. Wack off the feet. Really cute. The chunky is top notch.
That’s a great idea Karen.