Season’s greetings friends! Yesterday I worked up a little DIY lighted wood bead garland while I watched a movie relaxing in my family room. I like to make garlands at Christmastime while I sit fireside, it’s how I combine creativity with relaxation.
Last year I made a
Copper wire LED string lights are available in a lot of stores that sell holiday decor but I bought my
The beads’ opening are large enough to slide over the copper wire and the mini light. After I unwound the entire strand, I strung the beads four at a time.
As you create the garland, and to keep the beads from sliding up and down, simply bend the copper at each light to form a T shape, this exposes the small light and also stabilizes the beads.
It doesn’t take long to create, the whole project took me about 90 minutes, the perfect length for watching a movie. :)
My strand came with a tiny remote that changes the way the lights blink when activated.
If you want to add a bit more bling, use a large circle punch and with metallic foil paper create shiny circles. Use a regular hole punch to create a smaller hole, then scissors to snip an opening on the side of that smaller hole (like a door hanger), then adhere them to the lighted bead garland.
This method is an easy simple way to embellish a set of inexpensive copper LED lights with wood beads.
P.S. The decorative birch tree shown is the one I mentioned in the first paragraph