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I have a friend who always says “You don’t know what you don’t know”.

Let that sink in for a minute. Deep, right?

I had a teacher in high school that showed up wearing two different shoes. She had gotten dressed in the dark and didn’t even know.

Until she knew.

Then she knew.

So you know what I didn’t know that I didn’t know?

Wood Bead Garland
That I needed a wood bead garland.

Seriously, who knew?? I feel like I’ve been decorating my house in the dark and suddenly someone flipped on giant fluorescent lights.

How could I have missed this trend so blindly?
But now that I know, I had to do something about it.
I mean, who could sleep once you know something is out there that that is so needed?

Wooden Bead Garland

I ordered these beads  from my favorite ‘decorating boutique’ and they arrived 2 days later.  It’s like the mail fairies sensed the urgency as well.

Wooden Bead Garland

You can just string them on twine and lay them anywhere around your house that is bead-garland-worthy and you are good to go.

Or you can get a little fancy. Because we are all a little fancy. 😉

The package of beads had 50 in it.  I decided to make two garlands of 25.

I thought it might be fun to make a little tassel on either end of one of the garlands.

To make a tassel, wind some twine around your hand until you get a nice amount. Then you will secure the loop with a small piece of twine at the ‘top’ of your loop.

Wooden Bead Garland

This can be done with the twine that is coming out of your bead garland  (Just leave enough twine on each end so that you can tie on the tassel).  This will connect the two.

Or you can make the tassel separately and connect it to the twine coming out of your garland.  Either way is fine!

Wooden Bead Garland

You’ll cut at the bottom of the loop and then tie a small piece of twine right below the knot at the top.

You are the tassel master now. And to think a minute ago you didn’t even know that there was such a thing!

Wooden Bead Garland

With my other 25 beads, I decided to try something different. You know how I love Amy Howard’s Better with Age, right? You remember the video. The one where we decided that math really was important.

Well, I decided to see how these little wooden beads reacted to this product.

Amy Howard Better With Age

Amy Howard Better With Age

Amy Howard Better With Age

Ummmmm, loved their reaction. These beads have a weathered look now.  Kind of like I took down a barn and started making beads from the wood.

Yeah, fabulous.

Amy Howard Better With Age

I decided to go simple on the twine.  I just tied a knot around the first bead and then cut off enough twine to string on the rest of them. Then tied a knot at the other end.

Then swooned.

Amy Howard Better With Age

Amy Howard Better With Age

 

Wooden Bead Garland

So now that you know, you know.

You now know that you need a few of these around your home.  They give a little added texture and polish to any vignette you have around.

Do you already have wood bead garlands around your house? Am I the last one to know about these? I would love to hear from you!

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2 Responses to Wood Bead Garland

  1. Peggy Duncan says:

    Those are so pretty! I didn’t know this was a trend either!

  2. Holly, I think this is one of the cutest DIY’s I’ve ever seen. I love how organic it looks. And the Better with Age gives the beads a great looked. I’ve officially been tasseled.

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