Fall Wooden Bead Garland
Welcome to the Creative Craft Blog hop! I always love the third Thursday of the month because I get to see so many talented people’s crafts. Don’t you? Today I’m sharing an easy way to make a Fall wooden bead garland.
A great big shout out to Sarah from Birdz of A Feather for being our host every month. It’s not easy herding cats people, so give her some love when you see her. If you are coming here from Sarah’s, WELCOME! I am so glad that you are here.
Now let’s get started making a Fall Wooden Bead Garland!
On a recent trip to Hobby Lobby I found this wooden round sign.
It has 4 circular rounds and beads all on a a jute string with a tassel.
I thought it would make a great wooden bead garland.
I took all beads and and 3 rounds off of the string that connected the rounds together.
I removed the bottom round and painted it black.
Once the paint dried, using a chalk pencil, I drew the lettering onto the wooden round.
Next step, paint the lettering.
Honestly, I would have normally used a paint pen for this step, however mine had dried up.
To make restringing the wooden sign and adding the beads easier, I wrapped the last 10 inches of the twine in blue tape.
Then I strung the wooden sign back on.
Then strung my wooden beads.
Once my beads were on, I triple knotted the end of the twine closest to the last bead, making sure to leave a 2 inch tail.
To hide the tail of the twine where I tied my knot, I added a leather fall leaf.
Simply add glue to the leaf stem, stick it into the hole on the last bead.
Once that is done, glue the tail of the jute to the stem on the leaf.
Add a bow.
Using Fall colors, make a bow to add just above the wooden sign.
I flipped the sign over and tied the bow between the first and second wooden beads above the sign.
My Fall Wooden Bead Garland is complete!
I can think of several places to use it and I’ve already got plans for the other rounds that were part of the original sign.
Now please join me in visiting Gail at Purple Hues and Me to see what she has created this month.
I’ll put a list of the participants below to make it easy for you to hop on over!
Dollar Tree Fall Pom Pom Wreath
Fall Garland with Dollar Tree Items
Spooky Fun Halloween Decoration
How to Hand Paint Furniture Designs
Until next time….
Thanks for the shout-out Tammy; I’m a people person AND a cat lover lol! Your painting skills are so impressive; hand lettering make this project so special! I’ve actually never used a paint pen before but imagine it’s a bit faster?
LOL! Thanks Sara! I don’t use a paint pen for everything but yes, I love using a paint pen on projects like this. Faster and I have better control for smooth lines. Have a great weekend!
So cute Tammy! And I love the way you took it apart and redesigned the wood pieces! Your lettering is impressive, it looks great!
Thanks Jenna! I don’t always think outside the box when I see items, but every once in awhile I see something and think ” I can use this a different way”. This was one of those times. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
You never disappoint! This is adorable, love it! Perfect for any place in our home. Thanks for the easy tutorial.
Thanks Terrie, that makes my day!
Your garland is quite unique and very creative, Tammy! I love it! You’ve given us a lovely and artistic way of creating a beautiful garland! Thanks!
Thanks so much Gail!
I love when something is reinvented! Your garland is beautiful, Tammy and perfect for Fall.
Great project! I am impressed with your hand lettering. I do want to know how you made that adorable little bow. Thanks for sharing your project in the hop so I could pin it.
Thanks Donna! I call the bows criss cross bows. I cut 2 pieces of each ribbon I want to use the same length. Lay them out crossed over each one. Then lay the next ribbons crossed over the previous ribbons. keep doing this until you’ve used all of the ribbons. Pinch in the middle, tie with a piece of ribbon or jute. Fluff and attach to the piece. Hope this makes sense… if not let me know. Have a great day!
What a charming garland Tammy and I love your hand-painted greeting! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
Well isn’t that just the cutest?! You amaze me at all your crafts. Must be that super colorful and fun craft room of yours. Hope you start linking up at Farmhouse Friday. I’d love to feature your creativity sometime. Are you enjoying the rain? It’s nice to see green grass again!
lol! Thanks Cindy! I will start linking up… for awhile I had so much going on I didn’t get to link up like I used to! I always stop in to see all the pretty things posted. I will definitely link up! Thanks girl… Yes, I am enjoying the rain. Until my son left up a cabana tent in the backyard and the neighbor called to tell me it was now in his yard! lol But yes, I am loving the green..
I love this! I would also love for, in another life, to come back as a crafty person. I would be making all kinds of DIY LOL. But goodness, I am a mess with a glue gun to begin with. So I live vicariously through others who can do crafts 🙂
Thanks Angie! I do love doing crafts – I think doing crafts with my mother from a young age up sure helped me in that area for sure! Thanks for stoping by!