Fall Bead Garland

5 Materials
1 Hour

I made the cutest little Fall decorating accessory the other day!

I have to show you how I made this Fall bead garland. The best part….it’s so cheap to make!!! (That’s my favorite kind of DIY)

I started with a bag of wood beads from the Dollar Tree...

Paint The Beads

I took a super thin wood dowel and strung a bunch of the beads on to it then I gave them a quick coat of cream colored spray paint to cover up the bright colors.

String The Beads

I used jewelry wire and strung the beads on; there were a few different sizes of beads and I just made a random pattern.

You could make this bead garland as long or short as you want to, depending on where you want to display it.

When my garland was long enough for where I wanted to hang it I slipped a few big bead over both ends of the wire to make a little "tail"

Chalk Paint Touch-Up

After I finished stringing the beads I gave them a quick touch-up of the same color chalk paint.

(A little of the original bead color was showing at the ends near the hole where the spray paint missed.)

Add A Little Touch Of Copper

I did a light touch of copper chalk paint all over the garland. I used a dry brush technique where I dipped my brush in the copper paint then brushed most of it off onto the paper towel before hitting the beads with my paint brush.

Dry brushing is a great way to get just a hint of color or detail onto anything you are painting.

Leaf Detail

I painted a wood maple leaf ornament ( they come in a bag of 5 at the Dollar Tree) with the copper chalk paint...gosh, this color is stunning!!

Putting It All Together

I strung jute twine through the leaf ornament.

I made a loose knot with the ends of the wire ( large enough for the twine with the leaf to fit through.

Using hot glue to secure it in place, I wrapped the end of the jewelry wire with jute twine.

The last step was to tie the ornament onto the wire loop at the end of the garland.

Ready to see how cute my $1 garland looks....

Finished Fall Bead Garland


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Jennifer Howard| Cottage On Bunker Hill
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