Adorn your door (or your wall!) with a wood bead wreath that looks much harder to make than it actually is. If you love farmhouse decor, you’ll love this farmhouse beaded wreath!
DIY Wood Bead Floral Wreath
What do you love about farmhouse decor? Personally, I love its simplicity. The muted colors and inexpensive, natural materials help to create a relaxed and comfortable (yet chic) ambiance that I crave.
I also love how easy it can be to make my own farmhouse home decor! Crafting is one of my preferred hobbies, but as a busy mom, I often don’t have time to do projects that take longer than about 30 minutes (and it’s a minor miracle to keep a toddler independently occupied for that long!).
Any week that I can squeeze in a little crafting time is a great week in my book. 😉
Recently, I’ve been seeing wreaths everywhere made with wood balls. They catch my eye everytime I see them, so once I saw the 3rd or 4th one, I knew I wanted one for my door.
But how do you make a beaded wreath? Well, any crafter knows what that means: it was time to figure out how to make one myself! I’m diving into the world of wood bead wreaths.
I did some digging around (which means I closely inspected one at the store) and decided this would be a simple project that only required a few supplies. Are you ready to make a beautiful floral wreath with wood beads yourself?
Gather Your DIY Wood Bead Wreath Supplies
You’ll need a few simple supplies to make this wreath. Here’s a list of what you need, plus a few notes of the deals I got on my supplies at craft stores to help you save money:
- Beaded Wreath Form – Hobby Lobby had it listed for $14.99, but they had a 40% sale off if an item is 5.99 or higher, so this qualified.
- Tan Bow – I got mine from Michaels.
- Mixed Flower Bushel – Hobby Lobby carries it, and it retails for 16.99. But, they had 50% all floral so definitely try to wait until it’s on sale.
- Hot Glue Gun
- Wire Cutters
How To Make A Farmhouse Wreath With Wood Beads
I love projects that come together quickly and look amazing. This gorgeous wood bead wreath is exactly the type of DIY that busy moms who are short on time (but enjoy crafting) love! Follow this great tutorial to put together your wooden bead wreath.
Separate The Fern Greenery Pieces
I started by separating the fern stems. The pieces easily popped off from the stem, so there was no need for wire cutters with those. If your fern stems are a little thicker, simply use the wire cutters to cut them apart.
Attach The Greenery
Next, I applied some hot glue to the stem. I did the same thing to a few of the beads where I knew I wanted to attach the fern stems. Press down firmly so that the stem adheres.
Add The Lamb’s Ear Stems
Now use the cutters to trim the stems of the Lamb’s ear sections. Once they’re separated, start hot gluing the Lamb’s ear sections to your DIY wood bead wreath form.
Attach The Eucalyptus Stems
Repeat the same process with the eucalyptus stems. Cut off each individual section of the eucalyptus stems, then use hot glue to add them to your wood bead wreath form.
Add The Florals
Using the wire cutters, cut off the floral wire stems with the small white flowers on them and add those to the wreath with a dab of your glue.
Secure With Raffia
The flowers were tied together with raffia. I decided to use that piece to tie around all of the flowers and the wooden ball wreath form for extra support.
Affix The Bow
Lastly, add the bow for the final touch. You could always make a simple bow if you have a piece of ribbon that you love. I decided to purchase mine.
My bow had a twist tie on the backside, so I just tied it around the beaded wreath and twisted it tight to secure it to the wood bead wreath.
Your gorgeous wreath is now complete! This wood bead floral wreath design makes a perfect spring wreath. Or, swap out supply colors to make a front door wreath for any occasion.
Wood Bead Wreaths FAQs
If you’re new to wreath-making, I wouldn’t be surprised if you have a few questions before jumping into making this simple wreath with wood beads yourself. Here are some common questions you may have:
How do you make wooden bead wreaths?
Okay, as you can see from the instructions above, the process can be super simple. If you want to make this a 15 minute project, buy a wood bead wreath form. It will save you loads of time over creating your own wooden bead wreath with floral wire and split wood beads.
However, if you have the supplies or just want your project to be more “from scratch,” you could make your own wood bead wreath form by hot-gluing split wood balls onto sturdy floral wire. If you wanted to add even more support to your frame, you could attach the wreath ring of balls to an embroidery hoop either by using hot glue or decorative ribbon.
What kind of paint do you use on wood beads?
If you wanted to paint your wood beads (for example, you want them to be white instead of their natural wood color), there are a couple of ways you can do it.
- Already Assembled Wood Bead Wreath Form – If you purchased a beaded wreath from one of your local craft stores, just take your wreath form outside and spray paint it. You could use a paintbrush and paint it by hand, but it’s more time-consuming. Plus, spray paint will give you the evenest coverage.
- DIY Wood Bead Wreath Form – If you’re creating your own bead wreath from scratch, you can still pray paint or hand paint your beads, but I think an even easier method to paint them would be to put some paint into a cup and drop your beads into the cup to cover them.
I recommend using basic craft paint for either method if you want to paint your beads. Just make sure you let them dry completely before you start putting your wood bead floral wreath together!
Does Hobby Lobby sell wooden beads?
After doing this project, I’m definitely hooked on wreath-making in general and wood bead wreaths in particular! Now that I have one for everyday decor, I think I’ll make a wood bead wreath for different seasons. Can’t you just envision a DIY Christmas wreath made with wood beads?
Come to think of it, I could even adapt this same design to make one for my daughter’s bedroom. 😍
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- 1 Beaded wreath form
- Tan Bow
- Mixed Flower Bushel
- Hot Glue Gun
- Wire Cutters
- Separate the fern stems. Depending on the florals you have, they may pull apart easily, or you may need to use wire cutters to cut them off.
- Attach the greenery pieces to the wreath form with hot glue. Press down firmly so that the stems adhere.
- Repeat the same process with the Lamb's ear stems.
- Follow the same steps to add the eucalyptus stems.
- Cut off the floral wire stems that have the small white flowers on them. Then use hot glue to add them to the wreath.
- Optional: take the piece of raffia that was holding the florals together and use it to tie the entire floral section to the wreath form as additional support.
- Attach the bow to the wreath. If your bow has a twist tie on the back, use that. If it doesn't, just hot glue it to your wreath.