wood bead garland


  • Wooden beads in at least two sizes
  • Twine
  • Spray paint
  • Yarn needle or paper clip
  • Scissors
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Boxes or foam blocks
  • Optional:
    • Jingle bells


  1. Paint the desired number of wooden beads. There is an easy way to set up spray painting the beads, place the beads on a skewer and then set the ends of the skewer onto two boxes or into foam blocks. Spray paint the beads the color desired. Make sure to space them out so that they aren’t touching. Set aside to dry.
  2. To create the tassel at the end, wrap the twine around your four fingers until you reach desired thickness for your tassel. Cut the twine. Wrap so that string so that the two loose ends are on the same end. Use the end of the roll of twine to tie a double knot around the end that’s the opposite of the loose ends. Cut an additional length of twine to finish off the tassel by wrapping it around the top and then cutting through the bottom of the circle to create loose ends that become the bottom of the tassel. Trim the bottom clean.
  3. Decide the length of your garland and cut. You now should have a long strand of twine with a tassel on the end. PRO TIP: Give yourself a little extra length just in case of error.
  4. Thread the strand through your yarn needle. PRO TIP: If you don’t have a yarn needle handy, you can bend a paperclip into a line with a loop at the top to use as a substitute!
  5. Decide on a size and color pattern. If you want to add bells, account for them in the pattern with the wooden beads.
  6. String the wooden beads and if desired, jingle bells onto the strand. Keep the pattern consistent until you’ve finished the garland.
  7. If you want to create a tassel at the opposite end, then repeat the process at the beginning and use the end of the twine on the garland to tie on the tassel. PRO TIP: You can make additional tassels and tie them onto the garland once it is made.
  8. Hang as desired and enjoy!