Lately I am loving all this beachy boho natural wood bead look for home decor, so I thought I would start with something quick and easy to incorporate a bit into our home. I found these big 25mm beads on Amazon , for $5 I couldn’t not, and had some jute rope from craft projects so with the help of a crafty 3 year old, we decided to give it a go one morning after breakfast.
I started by creating the tassel end by wrapping the jute around a lid of one of our tupperware containers 15 times and then secured it at the top with a knot. I then wrapped a bit of rope around the top 1/3 and knotted it. Then cut the bottom. I started by doubling the jute and treading 3 beads and then splitting the jute to tread the remaining beads (I used 17 in total). When the two sides met up I tied a knot and retreaded the ends through. Almost looks like a mini Mala necklace. (wish I took more pictures, but it was so quick I didn’t get a chance). All the while Linden was creating – ‘bead snakes’.
I’ve read that you can oil the beads with olive oil, or wood stains but I liked the natural un polished look of them.
Hope you enjoy, my quick and easy way to add a bit of texture, trendy and whimsey to your home decor.
Art, one of our favourite songs by Bruce Springsteen – custom made by Decor by Nature