Saturday, July 20, 2019

Wood Bead Trivet to Farmhouse Garland

Hi Friends!
Are you like me and sometimes things come your way and
then here comes a project you never planned to make ?
This happens to me all the time.
I was out with Mr. Fresh Vintage getting coffee this morning and we saw a garage sale....
so of course he stopped... not much happening....except for the FREE box....
and it always draws me in.
I found some vintage Bridge Tally books and this broken wood trivet !
We have seen these garlands  every which way....

I never planned to make one but now that I have the beads, well.... why not ?

I cut the yarn and removed the beads. There was only a few so I  knew it would be very short.


You will need some thin ply jute.

I cut a long length of jute so I could add a slip knot on the ends.

String your beads, that's it!

To make tassels, I wrapped my fingers about 12 times.

Start and finish ends point down.

Lay down the loops and tie a knot using the garland end.


Cut another piece of jute about 12''

Pinch near the top. Make a loop pointing down the tassel.

Wrap tightly downward.

Pull the wrapping end through the loop and pull both directions,

Your loop gets pulled under the wrapped portion.

Trim ends

Now trim tassels to the same length.

The beads were natural but had a nice finish.

 I got this tray with jars at the same sale.

The Queen Anne's Lace is from my garden.

I draped the garland over some antique medicine bottles.
I love the purple color.
The flowers are from my dwarf Butterfly Bush and they smell like Lilacs.

I hope I have inspired you to look for beads in unusual places.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit today.

I hope you come back soon ! xo Lisa S


  1. Nice project. I like the Queen Anne lace. They looks so pretty in your jars and the bead garland is a great idea.

  2. Replies
    1. Sylvia
      So happy to have you visit!
      Thank you for the sweet comment-
      xo Lisa S

  3. Hi Lisa!
    I've nominated you for the Sunshine Bloggers Award! Congratulations!
    You can find my nomination, a link to your site, and more info about the award on my post...Sunshine Bloggers Award. ��

    Thank you for sharing your talent with us each week on Farm Fresh Tuesdays!

    Best wishes,
    Lisa Lombardo ��

    1. Lisa
      Oh my goodness- Thank you so much!
      You are a sweetie and I appreciate you so much.
      xo Lisa S

  4. Such a cute idea! Stopping by again to thank you for linking up at the #GatheringofFriendsLinkParty 3

    1. Sylvia
      Thank you for hosting and stopping by to visit!
      xo Lisa S

  5. Hello Lisa,
    that decoration looks stunning. I really like bead material. Easy but effectful.
    Best wishes

  6. Great craft idea I want to try too.
    Have a great day,

  7. Lisa,
    Oh my dear friend, once again you are so creative. Congrats, you are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things,
    Have a great week.

    1. Bev,
      I can truly say you are the sweetest friend.
      Thank you so much! You are always so encouraging.
      I am blessed to know you!
      xo Lisa S

  8. Inspirational project, and beautiful arrangements!

    1. Irene,
      Your comment blessed my heart!
      Thank you- xo Lisa S

  9. Lisa, I love how you have repurposed something broken and used it to make a beautiful decoration. And what beautiful blue jars! Thank you so much for sharing such pretty inspiration with The Hearth and Soul Link Party. I hope your week is a lovely one!

    1. April
      Thank you for the sweet comment!
      I really enjoy your parties. I appreciate you hosting week after week.
      xo Lisa S

  10. It turned out great! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

  11. Dee
    You are so welcome.I appreciate the opportunity you provide. What a blessing! xo Lisa S


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