Faux Beaded Garland

Beachwood Place LLC
by Beachwood Place LLC
5 Materials
2 Hours

I’ve always wanted to make one of these and since it’s almost Fall, I decided to do a couple of black ones.

Here’s what you’ll need.

styrofoam balls

rope (to make tassel)


spray paint

wire (to hold the balls)

string (to tie tassel)


paper stem wire from Walmart 88cents, to hold balls.

I found the rope and balls in the Dollar Tree.

Start by putting as many balls onto the wire, then spray with the color you chose.

Once painted, stick wire into the ground to dry in the sun. Once they are dry, start to thread them together.

I used this string, also from the Dollar tree. I couldn’t find a straight needle, but this curved one worked fine. Thread about 15 balls together, tie one end before starting. Leave about ten inches of string at the end as you’ll be adding the tassel at the end.

Measure a piece of rope about 18” then fold over twice.

Cut the loops at the bottom, then tie a piece of string as shown.

Once tied, trim string.

Use another piece of string and tie around the top to create a tassel, as shown. Brush the tassel out before attaching to garland.

Attach the tassel to the end of the garland using the string on the garland, you will just thread it at the top middle part of your tassel. Finish up by tying a knot to secure the tassel.

I’m loving how it looks! Just something fun to add to your Fall decor!

Easy and inexpensive. I hope this inspires you to make your own! Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

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  • Melody Boling Medlock Melody Boling Medlock on Sep 07, 2021

    What a great idea. Did you have any issues with the spray paint and Styrofoam? There is usually a chemical reaction when the 2 come together. It disintegrates the foam in places. People see it a lot when they try to spray paint the foam pumpkins from DT. I liked the comment about using ping pong balls but I'm loving the extra texture from the foam balls. Thank you for the inspiration. 💡😊

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