Hi ya’ll! This DIY round wooden bead wreath is not only gorgeous, but it is super easy and surprisingly cheap!
I absolutely LOVE wooden bead wreaths! I made my first Split Wood Bead Wreath a couple of years ago for Christmas. And when Christmas is over I’m always sad that I have to put it away. So I decided to make a new one for this Spring!
What Is A DIY Round Wooden Bead Wreath?
A DIY round wooden bead wreath is simply a wire wreath form strung with round wooden beads. It can easily be decorated to fit any design style and season!
I would consider my home decor style to be more Modern Farmhouse. I am generally drawn towards greenery such as eucalyptus, lambs ear, and boxwood. Which I then like to pair with a rustic or seasonal bow.
Why I Love DIY Round Wooden Bead Wreaths
1. They Are Cheap!
I love to thrift and DIY to save a penny when I can! It is extremely rare that I pay full price for home decor. If I can’t make it, I wait for it to go on sale. 🙂
2. They Are Easy!
As a mom of 3 I don’t have a lot of time for hobbies. So I am all for DIY projects that are quick and easy. This DIY round wooden bead wreath literally took me 10 minutes to make!
3. They Are Versatile!
Another great perk to these DIY round wooden bead wreaths is that they are perfect for every season, every style, and every room of the house!
What You Need
- Wire Wreath Form (I used a 14″ form from Dollar Tree)
- Round Wooden Beads (I used 33- 25mm and 33- 20mm)
- Ribbon (I used a wired burlap ribbon)
- Greenery (I used 2 Lamb’s Ear faux floral stems)
- 1.5 Tan Fuzzy Pipe Cleaners
- Gorilla Tape or Duck Tape
- Hot Glue Sticks
- Hot Glue Gun
- Wire Cutters
How To Make A DIY Round Wooden Bead Wreath
TIP: Turn on hot glue gun so it is ready to use in Step 4.
Step 1: String The Round Wooden Beads
First you will need to cut the wire wreath form. I was actually able to break mine apart at the seam by gripping at both sides of the seam and wiggling back and forth.
Then, string on the round wooden beads in a large/small/large pattern.
Step 2: Secure The Ends Of The Form
Secondly, you will need to secure the ends of the form. To do so, line the ends up, then wrap tightly with Gorilla Tape.
The first time I put my wreath together I used electrical tape so I could slide the beads over it. But it wasn’t sticky enough, and while I was fluffing the floral stem, it came apart and beads went flying!
Lesson learned, always use super sticky tape! (hehe)
Step 3: Hold Wooden Beads In Place
Thirdly, we are going to use a tan fuzzy pipe cleaner to hold the beads and give us something to glue the floral onto!
You will simply wrap the fuzzy pipe cleaner around the taped ends, creating a barrier between the beads.
Step 4: Glue On The Floral Stems
Fourthly, you will need to trim the ends of the floral stems to fit on the fuzzy pipe cleaner, between the beads. Then, use hot glue to add the floral to the wreath.
*If the tops of the floral are a little saggy, add a dot of hot glue to one of the beads and hold the stem in place until the glue dries.
Step 5: Dress Up The DIY Round Wooden Bead Wreath With A Bow
Lastly, we are going to add a bow to the wreath!
I feel like a bow on a wreath is like the cherry on top of a sundae, it completes the look!
I like to use wired ribbon because it’s easier to shape, but tying the bow can be a little more challenging. So just be patient and keep working at it- you will get it!
**See Bow Instructions Below**
Once the bow is complete, use the fuzzy pipe cleaner to attach it to the DIY round wooden bead wreath!
Instructions For A Basic Bow:
Start by laying your ribbon on the table in a loose M shape. Then pinch the 2 two humps to make loops.
Next, take the loop on the left wrap it over the loop on the right. Then push it through the hole and pull. (This is where it looks a little wacky and you will need to work it around a little to look like a bow.)
Once you are happy with how the bow looks, lay it face down on the table. Then slide the half piece of fuzzy pipe cleaner under the knot and give it a couple of twists.
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