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12.17.15

WOODEN BEAD GARLAND DIY

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after that floral tree you might have thought we were done with our holiday decor for the year but surprise! we have one last diy to share with you, a wooden bead garland.

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we searched high and low for the most beautiful unfinished wood beads and found the perfect ones here. in addition to the beads all you will need is yarn or cotton cord, a yarn needle and a pair of scissors.

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the beading is relatively simple. start by stringing a long strand of beads that stretches the length of the area you are intending to decorate. when you get to the end take your needle and insert it through the bead second to the last, by doing so you will reverse the direction you are working in and create a finished end.

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to create the loops continue running the yarn back through the beads you’ve strung up in a line and every so often add a stretch of new beads and then return to your original strand. the swag is created when for example you skip 6 beads on the original strand but add 10 beads to the new strand and reconnect back at the 6th bead.

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we found it was helpful to plan out our pattern ahead of time and layout the beads before stringing to get an idea of how many we would need to use for each swag. it’s also fun to play around with the proportions, since the beads are so large it’s fast to string up a few to get an idea of the shape and size any certain number or shapes of beads might create. we tried a few different designs before deciding which one we wanted to commit to.

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since the holes in the wooden beads are so large you can create multiple swags if you wish to create increasingly more elaborate designs.

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it’s quick and easy but really makes a statement. it’s also the perfect holiday decor for those of us who might not have the space for a tree (or just didn’t manage to get one in time.) and the best part is you can leave this holiday decor up and enjoy it well into the new year.

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we hope this holiday brings you lots of happiness and cheer, quality time with family and friends and a little free time to get to a few diy projects you’ve been meaning to try. please tag and share with us what you make, we love when you share your creations.

project by: natalie for designlovefest
photos by: ivan solis

11.29.16

HOLIDAY DECOR FROM AMAZON

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i love holiday decor that feels festive and cozy, but i don’t think it has to always be the traditional red and green. with inspiration from scandanavian design, we’re going to show you some holiday decor ideas for your home this year. and you can shop the list from amazon at the bottom (because if you are like me, you will put everything off till the last minute and amazon prime comes quite in handy)

ps, that wooden bead garland DIY is right here!

holiday decor | designlovefest
holiday decor | designlovefest
holiday decor | designlovefest
holiday decor | designlovefest

i love the neutral colors, the warm lighting mixed with the fuzzy or woven textures, the shiny metals, and the clean design. are you into it?? here’s some of my amazon picks…

holiday decor | designlovefest

shop this list: 1. black and white ceramic grinders 2. LED string lights 3. gold flatware set 4. mongolian faux fur pillow 5. bundle of birch logs (see my fireplace in the top photo!) 6. olive wreath 7. wood beads (so you can do the DIY garland above) 8. marble and copper candle holders 9. copper drinking straws 10. ivory cable knit floor pouf 11. my favorite diptyque candle 12. wine carafe with oak stopper

shop my full list of holiday favorites right here!

(this post was created in partnership with amazon.com, a company i support and order from on the regular! )

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