How To Decorate Your Home With Wooden Bead Garlands

wooden beaded garlands hanging around christmas tree

Have you ever seen those eye-catching wood bead garlands draped over mantles and doorways in magazines and wished you could recreate the simple beauty of such a rustic look in your own home? Well, good news! Wood bead garlands are actually very easy to DIY, and require only a few materials that you can probably find around your house. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to make your own bead garland step-by-step as well as provide a few great ideas to decorate, so that you can achieve that magazine-worthy look in your home too!

What are wood bead garlands and how can they be used to enhance your Home Decor?

Wood bead garlands are simply decorations consisting of a string or wire, with colorful wood beads strung along it. They can be draped over mantles, doorways, shelves, one’s coffee table, and more to instantly add some warmth, sparkle, and personality to any room.

How to make your own wood bead garland

To make your own wood bead garland you will need the following supplies:

  • String such as jute twine, or thin wire
  • Wood beads of your choice
  • Scissors or wire cutters
  • Needle nose pliers (optional)
  • Glue (optional)


  1. Cut a piece of string/jute twine or thin wire to the desired length for your wood bead garland.
  2. 2. Start threading the beads onto the wire/string. You can use any type of wooden beads, but make sure to leave a few extra inches at the end for tying off the beaded garland later on.
  3. When finished adding all your wooden beads, tie off each end with a knot or secure with pliers if you are using wire instead of string/jute twine.
  4. Optionally, you can utilize glue to add tassels onto the ends of your wood bead garland instead of tying them off at the ends. Tassels are a great way to add a classy finishing touch, and are easy enough to DIY!

You now have a beautiful wood beaded garland to hang up around your home, or even give to a loved one as a special homemade gift!

Choose the right wooden bead garland for your space – long or short, thick or thin

Choosing the perfect wood bead garland for your space can be tricky, but here’s a tip: Long and thin styles work great on stairway bannisters or draped across a mantel, whereas short and thick ones hold their shape better around doorways or window frames. Whether you prefer something timeless such as lush evergreen or something fresh and modern like shiny tinsel, picking the right style to suit your space is essential to taking one’s farmhouse decor vibe to the next level. And don’t forget – it doesn’t have to be just one kind of garland! Not only can you mix and match to find the perfect combination of length and girth, but you can also add jewelry or tassels as a part of your wood bead garland.

Decide on a color scheme that compliments your existing decor

Now that you’ve chosen your wood bead garland, it’s time to decide on the color. Consider what type of look you’re going for and how it will fit in with your existing home decor. If you’re aiming for a classic Christmas theme, traditional colors like red and green work well together for such holiday decor. If you want something a bit less conventional, opt for bright, cheerful hues like yellow, orange, and blue.

Where to place bead garlands around your home

Bead garlands are very versatile and can be hung in any room of your home.

Here are some basic ideas for places to display your bead garland:

  • Above a fireplace mantel
  • Near one’s Christmas tree
  • Over a doorway or window frame
  • Around the edge of a shelf or bookcase
  • Along staircase railings

Below, we will go into more detail on common ways to display one’s wooden bead garlands in their home decor:

Hang the wood bead garland around doorways, windows, or staircases

Drape them around doorways, windowsills, and staircases for a festive touch-this especially works well for Christmas decor. Or if you’re working with a smaller space, hang them from mirrors or shelves for an added sense of texture and dimension.

Drape beaded garlands across furniture or shelves

Beaded garlands aren’t just for doorways and windows – they can also be draped over furniture and shelves to bring a jovial vibe to any room. Furniture such as a coffee table or vase can be great places for these as a decorative accent, in addition to hanging from shelves as a part of fall decor. Whether you’re going for something more traditional or modern, the possibilities are endless! Let your creativity shine through in the form of different colors, unique patterns, and interesting textures.

Use them as table runners or centerpieces

As a part of one’s home decor, beaded garlands can also be used as table runners or centerpieces for special occasions. Whether it’s an intimate dinner party or a festive holiday celebration, wooden bead garlands can bring the perfect combination of style and elegance to any intimate gathering. Experiment with a variety of colors or sizes, and add candles, flowers, or other decorations for a truly one-of-a-kind look.

Get creative with other uses

Lastly, don’t be afraid to get creative with your wooden bead garlands! Hang them in tree branches outside, or wrap them around porch columns for a natural outdoor display- this especially works well with fall colors. You can also use them as curtain tie-backs, or even layer multiple lengths together for a dramatic effect. Let your imagination run wild, and create something unique with your DIY wood bead garland.

How to care for your DIY wood bead garland so they last longer

As with any home decor piece, it’s important to take proper care of your beaded garland in order to keep them looking their best. Regularly dust and check for damage such as broken beads or loose wires. Store them away from direct sunlight when not in use, and if you’re using them outdoors, bring them inside during inclement weather. With a little bit of TLC, your beaded garland will last for years to come!


Hopefully, this blog post taught you a bit about how to decorate with bead garlands so that you’re able to add a touch of charm to your home decor. No matter what stage of optimizing your home decor journey that you are in, there is ultimate flexibility with this type of piece. And with the proper care, these beautiful decorations can be enjoyed all year round. So start shopping, or get creative with DIY- it’s time to let your own personal style shine through!