String this easy DIY garland over your tree or mantel for a playful touch of holiday cheer. Customizing this project by varying the pattern of beads and brass triangles makes it almost as fun to create as it is to hang!
What You'll Need
- Cotton twine
- Pack of 100 1/2-inch round wooden beads
- Pack of 100 3/4-inch round wooden beads
- Pipe cutter
- 6 brass round tubes, 1/4-inch diameter, 12 inches long
- Embroidery needle
How to Make It
1. Cut an 8-foot length of cotton twine for a 5-foot finished garland. For a longer or shorter finished garland, adjust this length accordingly. Tie a loop at one end of the twine and begin stringing wooden beads in desired pattern.
2. Use the pipe cutter to cut wire tubes into 2-inch sections. To create the brass tube triangle, thread one tube onto the twine next to the wood beads. String two more brass tubes, passing the string back through the first tube to close the triangle.
3. Continue stringing wood beads and tubes in the desired pattern until the garland reaches desired length. Your original length of twine will create a slightly shorter garland, depending on how many tube triangles you use. To lengthen the garland after you've started, attach another piece of twine with a small knot, making sure the knot is covered by the wood beads.
4. Tie a loop at the end of the string to finish the garland and use the loops to hang the final piece. This DIY garland looks great hung over a door or on its own. We added a swag of greenery to complete the holiday look.