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Summer Crafts: DIY Beaded Garland Tutorial

DIY | June 15, 2021

DIY Beaded Garland Tutorial, a summer craft featured by top AL DIY blogger, She Gave It A Go | DIY Beaded Garland by popular Alabama DIY blog, She Gave It A Go: image of a beaded garland wrapped around a small blue vase that's resting on top of some books.

DIY beaded garland on mantel

 
I have a fun summer craft to share with you today, how to make a DIY beaded garland. This garland is a perfect accent to any place in your home.  Come find out how to make this summer craft and more!
 
DIY Beaded Garland Tutorial, a summer craft featured by top AL DIY blogger, She Gave It A Go | DIY Beaded Garland by popular Alabama DIY blog, She Gave It A Go: image of a beaded garland resting on top of some books that's next to a small blue vase filled with a faux greenery stem.

Styled garland for a summer vignette.

 
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Summer Crafts: DIY Beaded Garland Tutorial

I love a DIY beaded garland! I’ve used them in our home for a while now and even shared a spring beaded garland last year here. This includes painting the beads, which can be done with this garland as well if you so choose! I decided to keep this DIY garland simple and natural with a splash of summer you’ll notice there on one end of the garland.  Can you spot it?

DIY Beaded Garland Tutorial, a summer craft featured by top AL DIY blogger, She Gave It A Go | DIY Beaded Garland by popular Alabama DIY blog, She Gave It A Go: image of a DIY beaded garland.

Summer wood bead garland with wood star.

DIY beaded garlands are the perfect layer to vintage jugs or draped across a coffee table stack of books. These wood beads painted in spring colors are sure to brighten up your spaces and provide amazing texture. Plus, the tassels are easy to make and the perfect finishing touch.

DIY Beaded Garland Tutorial, a summer craft featured by top AL DIY blogger, She Gave It A Go | DIY Beaded Garland by popular Alabama DIY blog, She Gave It A Go: image of a DIY beaded garland that's resting on top of some books and stacked wooden bowls.

Summer garland draped across books and bowl

There are endless possibilities of how to use them in your home. I show you throughout this post various stylings and hope one may inspire how to use the one you make in your home.  Are you ready to get started?

DIY Beaded Garland Tutorial, a summer craft featured by top AL DIY blogger, She Gave It A Go | DIY Beaded Garland by popular Alabama DIY blog, She Gave It A Go: image of a DIY beaded garland.

DIY beaded garland

Supplies I used to make the DIY beaded garland:

  1. Wood Beads (I would recommend not grabbing ones too small, as it may be difficult to string them).
  2. Jute twine
  3. Scissors
  4. Wood star (or other summer accessory)
  5. Tape (optional)

Directions for the DIY beaded garland:

DIY Beaded Garland Tutorial, a summer craft featured by top AL DIY blogger, She Gave It A Go | DIY Beaded Garland by popular Alabama DIY blog, She Gave It A Go: image of a spool of twine, scissors, and a woman's hand with some twine wrapped around it.

Twine tied for tassel

I started with making the tassel that would go on one end of the garland. Tassels are very simple to make and are that cherry on top with garlands. You can use your hand or a piece of cardboard paper and just start wrapping it around and around until you get the thickness you prefer for your tassels (just be sure to count your wraps, so you do the same for the other tassel). Then you will slide it off your hand or cardboard and tie a piece of the twine to hold it in place.

DIY Beaded Garland Tutorial, a summer craft featured by top AL DIY blogger, She Gave It A Go | DIY Beaded Garland by popular Alabama DIY blog, She Gave It A Go: image of a woman touching some twine.

Make a circle with your twine and knot it.

I made a secondary loop to my tassel by squeezing the “circle” together and tying it toward the upper 1/3 of the circle.  Do you see how it created that little circle above the “fringe” of the tassel now?

DIY Beaded Garland Tutorial, a summer craft featured by top AL DIY blogger, She Gave It A Go | DIY Beaded Garland by popular Alabama DIY blog, She Gave It A Go: image of a twine tassel on a length of twine.

Twine ready to string the beads

Lastly, for the tassels, take a long (at least the length of your garland) piece of your twine and pull it out.  On the other end, tie it around the top of the tassel to secure it in place.  Now you are ready to start stringing your beads.

DIY Beaded Garland Tutorial, a summer craft featured by top AL DIY blogger, She Gave It A Go | DIY Beaded Garland by popular Alabama DIY blog, She Gave It A Go: image of a wooden bead that was strung onto a piece of twine.

String your beads now!

Your DIY beaded garland can be all the same size beads or you can vary it up with a pattern like I did.  I used two different sizes, one larger and one medium.  Simply string them onto your twine and repeat till you’ve almost reached the end of your rope. 

DIY Beaded Garland Tutorial, a summer craft featured by top AL DIY blogger, She Gave It A Go | DIY Beaded Garland by popular Alabama DIY blog, She Gave It A Go: image of a woman making a wooden bead garland.

Pattern your beads

Now, you simply make another tassel and repeat the above steps.  For this summer craft, I added a wood star and wrote the word “freedom” on it.  I love how easy it was to add something as simple as a wood cutout to create a seasonal feel. 

DIY Beaded Garland Tutorial, a summer craft featured by top AL DIY blogger, She Gave It A Go | DIY Beaded Garland by popular Alabama DIY blog, She Gave It A Go: image of a woman holding a wooden star above a beaded garland.

Wood star for your summer craft

Now, you can take the garland and find a place for it in your home. Where do you imagine yours going this summer?

DIY Beaded Garland Tutorial, a summer craft featured by top AL DIY blogger, She Gave It A Go | DIY Beaded Garland by popular Alabama DIY blog, She Gave It A Go: image of a wooden bead garland wrapped around a small blue vase that's resting on top of some books.

DIY beaded garland on mantel

Some of my favorite ways to use DIY beaded garland include:

  • Sitting in a bowl

  • Wrapped around glass vessels (jugs, jars, vases)

  • Draped across a rustic ladder

  • Mantel decor if you have several strands you can drape and layer

  • Sitting atop a book stack

  • Wrapped around terra cotta pots

DIY Beaded Garland Tutorial, a summer craft featured by top AL DIY blogger, She Gave It A Go | DIY Beaded Garland by popular Alabama DIY blog, She Gave It A Go: image of a wooden bead garland resting on top of some books.

DIY beaded garland on books

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DIY Beaded Garland Tutorial, a summer craft featured by top AL DIY blogger, She Gave It A Go | DIY Beaded Garland by popular Alabama DIY blog, She Gave It A Go: Pinterest image of beaded garland resting on top of a stack of books and a stack of small wooden bowls.

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This week I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Summer Seasonal Simplicity Series: DIY/Craft Project Hop. Be sure to check out all of the creative summer DIY ideas by visiting the links under the images below.

DIY Beaded Garland by popular Alabama DIY blog, She Gave It A Go: collage image of a wooden succulent planter box, fern plant in a wicker basket, wooden bead garland, and DIY Tic Tac Toe game.

DIY Crate Succulent Planter at The Happy Housie

Poppy and Fern Front Door Planters at Inspiration for Moms

DIY Beaded Garland at She Gave it a Go

DIY Tic Tac Toe Board Game at Modern Glam

DIY Beaded Garland by popular Alabama DIY blog, She Gave It A Go: collage image of DIY hexagon coasters, DIY picnic table name card holders, DIY basket wreath filled with purple flowers and a mini American flag, and a East Lake hoodie.

Summer Decoupage Concrete Coasters at Tatertots and Jello

Popsicle Stick Picnic Tables at Clean & Scentsible

Summer Basket Wreath from a $3 Thrift Store Find at Confessions of a Serial DIYer

DIY Custom Hoodies for Summer Fun at Rambling Renovators

DIY Beaded Garland by popular Alabama DIY blog, She Gave It A Go: collage image of a ceramic bowl on a white coffee table, which couch behind a hairpin leg coffee table, mushroom garland, and room with a white cabinet round wooden table, and white arm chair with a pink throw pillow.

DIY Pedestal Bowl at Paint Me Pink

Dollar Store Hacks at Hallstrom Home

DIY Velvet Mushroom Cap at Life is a Party

Free 4th of July Printable at My Sweet Savannah

DIY Beaded Garland by popular Alabama DIY blog, She Gave It A Go: collage image of a wooden picnic basket with a green blanket resting under some paper planters hanging from a tree and a white picture frame with modern blue #D art next to a blue and grey ceramic bowl.

DIY No Sew Outdoor Tablecloth or Picnic Blanket at A Pretty Life

DIY Egg Shell Art at Dans le Lakehouse

 

DIY Beaded Garland by popular Alabama DIY blog, She Gave It A Go: collage image of DIY crafts.

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  1. Super cute and a perfectly subtle addition to your summer decor! XOXO

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Hi Christy,

      Thank you so much, friend!
      I appreciate you stopping by and love being on this blog hop with you.

      Warmest,
      Brendt

  2. […] DIY Beaded Garland at She Gave it a Go […]

  3. Krista says:

    I love this Brendt – so simple! In fact it was on my summer DIY list – glad I didn’t do the same project 🙂 Yours turned out beautifully!

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Hi Krista!

      Thank you so much friend, and…great minds think alike haha!
      I hope you do end up making one, they’re so fun and easy to make. Love being on this hop with you!

      Have a beautiful day,
      Brendt

  4. […] DIY Beaded Garland at She Gave it a Go […]

  5. Norma says:

    I love this! I’ve been wanting to make beaded garland!

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Hi Norma,

      So happy to hear that, friend!
      Thank you so much for stopping by and love being on this blog hop with you.

      Happy Summer,
      Brendt

  6. […] Succulent Planter at The Happy Housie Poppy and Fern Front Door Planters at Inspiration for Moms DIY Beaded Garland at She Gave it a Go DIY Tic Tac Toe Board Game at Modern […]

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