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Have you seen the strings of wooden beads all over everything in the decor world lately? They’re so beautiful and add such a neat touch to vignettes and tiered trays and stack of books….almost anything. I’ve been wanting some for a while now but I’ll be honest – I didn’t want to pay the price that is asked for most of them!
You know me. If it’s something I can make for cheaper, I will!
So this morning I snuck out of the house and left the MR with all 5 kids without him knowing it. I planned to go to Hobby Lobby for a little R & R and you just can’t do that while dragging 5 kids around the store ?. I was vividly remembering the wooden sign I ended up buying the last time I took the kids there because it apparently didn’t do well crashing to floor! ??♀️
I fully intended to come home with some wooden beads to make my own garland and check out what I found!
I got 2 packages each of the larger beads for $1.99 each and there are 12 per package. I got 1 of the smaller beads with 16 in it and that was also $1.99. Here are some wooden beads that are very similar to what I used. I had originally planned to use some twine I had at home to string them but when I actually got the beads the holes were much larger than I had thought. I went looking for some heavier weight twine and found this beautiful stuff for $.99 ! It’s enough to make several strands too! Here is some 4 mm natural rope that I found very similar to what I used. It is a very good price for the length.
I tied a knot at one end and threaded on one of the smaller beads first since they have smaller holes through them. Then I alternated sizes randomly so there wasn’t an exact pattern, until I had used all the beads from all 3 packages. I ended with a small bead as well. Then I knotted the end and cut off the excess. I chose to let the ends of the twine fray out because I thought it would look cute that way.
That’s it! All of maybe 5 minutes and it cost me $7. I’m pretty okay with that! You know you want to make some now ?
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