Boho Wood Bead Frame

5 Materials
$5
30 Minutes
Easy

This DIY beaded frame is a super simple idea to add an element of liveliness to the walls. It’s also an easy way to play around with cheap prints to update your interior!


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Read on to find out how to make this wooden bead frame with a few easy macrame knots and a cotton tassel!


To start, cut a length of wire about 20 inches. Shape it into a smooth circle and slide in a big bead. On each side, slide in slightly smaller beads. Continue inserting smaller and smaller beads until a couple of inches before the ends of the wire.


Once you have enough beads, bend one end of the wire with pliers to make a loop. Insert the other end, pull the frame tight and bend it closed.


In order to both hide the metal wire and hang the frame, we need to create a loop. It’s actually really easy, promise!


To start, take a length of cotton cord and slide in to make a few loops of the same size, like in the pictures above. The idea here is to knot around those loops, essentially this is just padding for macrame knots!


Once the cords are in place, you can start knotting around them with half hitch knots. Continue until you reach the end of the loop, then tie the two tails together to secure the macrame loop and cut them short.



Next, cut a circle in cardboard to fit the frame. Cut the print to fit the cardboard base and glue it on. Heat up your glue gun and draw a line around the edges of the cardboard base. Lay your bead frame on top and press it into the glue.


To finish the beaded frame, make a tassel and tie it to the bottom of the frame. Maybe add a drop of glue, just to be sure… 


That's all! You can experiment with a few different prints that would fit your interior. Try out some botanical drawings or whimsical watercolor paintings with flowers, I’m sure it would look great!


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  • Pat
    Pat
    on Jan 19, 2021

    Very pretty and do-able. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Lynne
    Lynne
    on Jan 20, 2021

    lovely, and creative!! thanks for the idea.

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