How to make Wood Bead Garland with Yarn Tassels

How to make Wood Bead Garland with Yarn Tassels: easy DIY for tassels and garland. Great way to add texture to home decor.

This is a really simple project, but really, really beautiful.  As is so often the case.

How to make Wood Bead Garland with Yarn Tassels: easy DIY for tassels and garland. Great way to add texture to home decor.

To make the tassels, I used a small piece of cardboard and wrapped it around about 18 times -the size of your cardboard will determine your tassel’s length, and the number of times you wrap it around will determine the fullness of the tassel.

How to make Wood Bead Garland with Yarn Tassels: easy DIY for tassels and garland. Great way to add texture to home decor.

Once it’s all wrapped, use another piece of yarn to tie one end together,  Then snip the loops you made at the opposite end.

How to make Wood Bead Garland with Yarn Tassels: easy DIY for tassels and garland. Great way to add texture to home decor.

Once it’s snipped use another piece, about 1/2 inch from the top to bundle them all together, and your tassel is finished.

How to make Wood Bead Garland with Yarn Tassels: easy DIY for tassels and garland. Great way to add texture to home decor.

I picked the beads up at the dollar store and a bead store, you can find something similar here, if you’re in the market.

I used regular kitchen twine to string them.

It was rather therapeutic.

How to make Wood Bead Garland with Yarn Tassels: easy DIY for tassels and garland. Great way to add texture to home decor.

I don’t usually talk about things like this on the blog, but we all have our down days, don’t we?

How to make Wood Bead Garland with Yarn Tassels: easy DIY for tassels and garland. Great way to add texture to home decor.

And on those down days we can wonder what we’re doing, if our lives are really being spent the very best way they could.

How to make Wood Bead Garland with Yarn Tassels: easy DIY for tassels and garland. Great way to add texture to home decor.

And sometimes on those days it can all feel a bit too much, and not enough at the same time.

How to make Wood Bead Garland with Yarn Tassels: easy DIY for tassels and garland. Great way to add texture to home decor.

It took me a few days to string all my beads, and while I worked on them I felt like God whispered in my ear, in the midst of some hopelessness, and tiredness in me, “just keep stringing your beads, they will add up to something beautiful”.  The beads are like the steps on the journey, they seem so many, they seem to lead nowhere, they feel like not enough some days….but I’m trusting they’ll add up to something beautiful.

How to make Wood Bead Garland with Yarn Tassels: easy DIY for tassels and garland. Great way to add texture to home decor.

I don’t usually share things like this on the blog, but if you’re struggling at all today, maybe you’ll be encouraged too.  Just keep stringing your beads, they’ll add up to something beautiful.

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