I will fully admit that I'm not much of a garland person. I tend not to decorate my walls by draping swaths of fabric, pennants, felted shapes, banners or the like. But recently, I've had a bit of a fascination with wood beads...
I've used them in my own decor, piled in bowls, and have seen them as oversized prayer beads adorning my friends' walls, but had never considered them for my own space. Until now. Because we're adding TASSELS!!! (Anyone else feel like tassels are the cool new DIY trick to making everything better?)
What you'll need...
- Wood beads (available at most craft stores)
- Thick string - I went with a neutral twine
- Tassels! There are ways to make your own, or you can cheat like me and buy 'em all pretty and ready to go (we got ours here!).
- Spray paint in a color that compliments your tassel selection.
I won't even spell out the steps for you because I think this one is a no-brainer of a DIY. All you need to do once you have all the supplies is spray out a few beads in the colors you want (we probably did about 6 of each) and start stringing!
I didn't really count the spacing too much - I wanted to have it feel somewhat organic, so I did a bunch of the plain wood beads at each end, but in between just went with whatever spacing I wanted for mixing in the tassels and painted beads, alternating colors as we went.
Pro tip: use tightly wrapped tape around the tip of the string to guide it through the wood bead holes a bit easier.
I think this will make for some lovely decor anywhere in the home! Mine is currently laying around my vanity tray waiting to be hung up either in the bedroom or my new dressing room which is in the midst of being designed! Where would you put yours?
photography by meghan klein for coco+kelley