Only 12-inches in diameter, this wreath injects a big wow factor on open shelves, in niches, or on a narrow slice of wall.


It couldn’t be much simpler to craft a chic holiday wreath. Two sizes of wooden beads and two embroidery hoops become a focal point with little time and effort. Yarn tassels and a pom-pom finish the wreath or tie on a classic ribbon bow for a more traditional look.

tassels in middle of wreath made from beads

How to Make the Wood Bead Wreath

Supplies Needed

  • 2—12-inch wooden embroidery hoops
  • 39—1-inch-diameter wooden ball beads or knobs
  • 19—1 1/4-inch-diameter wooden ball beads or knobs
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • Yarn: coral, gold, red, light blue
  • Four assorted 1/8-inch to 1/4-inch round wooden beads

Step-by-Step Instructions

Follow these easy step-by-step directions to make a simple wreath using two sizes of beads. Customize your wreath to fit your holiday color scheme.

Step 1: Make a Wreath Form

Remove and discard the screw and inner ring from one embroidery hoop (or reserve for another use). Aligning hardware, place outer ring around outside of an intact embroidery hoop to make a wreath form (we'll refer to it as the form in the rest of the instructions).

Step 2: Add Beads

With embroidery hoop hardware at top of wreath form, hot-glue a 1 1/4-inch (large) wooden bead to the bottom center of the form. Dab hot glue to the left of the large bead and immediately add two 1-inch (small) beads; hold in place until glue sets. Dab hot glue to the right of the large bead and add two more small beads. Continue alternating one large and two small up both sides of the wreath. At the top, fill any open spaces with a small bead.

Step 3: Decorate and Display

Finish the wreath with handmade yarn tassels and pom-poms. We started by making a tassel with coral, gold, and red yarn. Tie to the top of the wreath so the tassel hangs in the wreath center. Next, use gold yarn to make a pom-pom.  Thread three round beads onto both tails, and tie pom-pom to the top of wreath. Make a single tassel using several colors of yarn. Thread remaining round wooden bead onto tassel tails; tie tassel to top of wreath.

For a hanger, tie a doubled length of yarn around top of wreath. Display as you normally would.


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