Good day, Friends!  Have you noticed the recent wood bead garland trend?  All the local craft stores, as well as Pinterest, are filled with ideas to make your own.  Natural wood brings so much warmth and there are so many ways to accessorize your home with these beauties.  These are super simple to make! Let's get started. 

Materials List

  • Twine, hemp, cord – your choice
  • Wood Beads
  • Scissors
  • Tape (optional)
  • Wood tag or charm of your choice (optional)

Material Costs

  • Cost: $20 due to buying value sized packs of beads

Resources

Websites:
This website is the one that started us on our decision to making a Wooden Bead Garland.  Easy to understand instructions, with beautiful results!

https://afewshortcuts.com/how-to-make-wooden-bead-garland-with-tassels/

Need other inspirations to make a unique Wooden Bead Garland, try this site!  Beads do not just have to be brown, tan, or round.

https://inspiredbycharm.com/diy-wood-styling-beads/

Lastly, this site offers more inspiration as well as instructions on making a do-it-yourself garland, with items commonly found at a Dollar Store.

https://www.littlehouseoffour.com/2017/02/5-diy-how-to-make-wood-bead-garland.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes&utm_term=282293716_7476032_209847

Library Books:

Feeling in the mood to do more intrigue crafts for fall? Looking to decorate or freshen up your room? Here are a few easy and quick suggestions, in each book, which can be found or ordered from your local Akron-Summit County Public Library.  No wedding necessary!  Please check out the titles suggested below.

Rustic chic wedding: 55 projects for crafting your own wedding style by Morgann Hill

Craft wisdom & know-how : everything you need to stitch, sculpt, bead and build / from the editors of Lark Crafts ; compiled by Amy Rost

Gourd crafts : 20 great projects to dye, paint, carve, bead, and woodburn in a weekend / Ginger Summit

If you are like us, we enjoy creating something unique and fun to enhance each season.  We hope you enjoy doing the craft, as much as we enjoyed showing you and making it!  Happy Fall!


 By Stephanie Joliff, Science & Technology Librarian