Monday, February 15, 2021

Simple Natural Wood Bead Garland

Strings of natural wood beads are a great touch to your home decor.

A good filler for groupings on coffee tables, in a basket or tray,

on a bookshelf cascading over a stack of books, 

or in a bowl with plants or faux fruit.

Hang along side banners, on your Christmas tree or on a table next to a framed piece.

Just a good decor addition. And the natural bead color will go with anything.

And so simple to make. 

You'll need: wood beads, jute and scissors.

Grab a package of wood beads. 
I bought mine {here} when they were 1/2 off.
You can also find a great deal {here}
My bag of 75 beads made about a 4' garland. 

The key to stringing beads on jute or any string,
 is to make sure the string end won't fray and prevent the beads from sliding on.
Just take some masking tape and wrap around the end of your string. 
With your scissors, trim the tape where it's wrapped along the string
 to a smaller point at the end, as you can see in the photo. 

Slide your beads along the jute.
Leave 3"- 4" of string on each end for easy tying.

Cut another piece of string about 3" long.
On one end of your bead strand, make a loop with the jute to tie a knot,
insert the cut piece of jute in the loop, then pull tight against the bead.

You'll have 3 strands of jute coming from the knot.

Untwist the jute strands to make a fringe.

Pull all your fringed strands together and trim to the length you want.

There you have it!

I used mine on a wood tray with candle and pine for some holiday coffee table decor.
Have fun decorating with your bead garlands! 


  1. I love using beads for my tiered trays. These are lovely and a great tutorial too! Thank you! Have a great week.

  2. love the color of the natural beads they offer a homey feeling of sorts
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  3. Thanks for sharing with us! I'll be featuring you at the next to Grandma's house we go link party!


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