I threw together four holiday garlands, three mostly with wooden bits.
The four wood garlands started out with a vintage rag roll "string".
Perfect size to fit through the wooden beads and wooden "wheels" (which I have two huge baskets of -- and still really don't know their original purpose or what they were salvaged from.)
The metal letters were the remnants of my collection -- thus the misspelling of "brite". For some of the others I turned the letters around and glued the paper letters that I wanted to the back. Nice, chunky and neutral.
The last garland I may not sell. I used a thinner string and tied little doodads and buttons along the length. For now I clipped "JOY" to the center with vintage candle clips. I have a ton more of these candle clips so the plan is to use the garland and clips to hang Christmas cards when they start arriving.