A stress free DIY project that is easy to complete and looks good in your home.
I have to admit, this DIY has been on my to-to list for a while now. I bought the supplies for it back when I was re-branding the blog to The Emree Collective and one thing after the other, the beads and string got tucked away and I finally got them back out just in time for the holidays. I love how this DIY came out, it was super easy and I know that anyone can pull this one off!
This bead garland is the perfect topper to a stack of coffee table books, hanging out on a styled shelf or draped over a decorative tray or bowl. How would you style this bead garland in your home?
BEADS – I got two strands of these beads
HEMP STRING – to string your beads
STRING – to make your tassels
TOOLS – scissors, tape, glue if needed
String your beads onto your new string, I used two strands of beads from Apple Tree Beads on Etsy and I think it was the perfect length. You could definitely do 3 strands or even go larger in size. I like these too, and would suggest 3 strands for larger beads to keep a good length.
TIP – To keep your string from fraying, tightly wrap a small piece of tape around the end of the string. This will help with easy threading.
Cut and tie a loose knot on each end of the beads. Be sure to leave extra string on each end to finish them up. I left about 3-4 inches just to be safe.
Make your tassels. This is probable the hardest part if you have never made a tassel before. I suggest using a credit card or gift card to determine your tassel length.
For the tassel itself, I like to use this tassel tutorial. I wrapped my string around the gift card about 20-25 times to get the fullness I was going for.
Attach your tassels to each end of your bead strand. I also made sure to take the end of the bead string and re-thread it back through the last 2 beads for extra security.