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Wood Bead Garland is HOT…HOT..HOT right now in home décor!
You can create your own by purchasing the beads online and making it yourself
You can buy a strand from a small shop owner HERE.
But I march to a
different thrifted drum.
I was thinking…..what about all those round beaded necklaces at thrift stores?
While out thrifting, I came upon some except they were $8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I asked the cashier if that particular necklace was special and she said no, the round bead necklaces sell really well there. Well, okay then. If I had to pay that price AND some spray paint, I wouldn’t be saving any money.
I’d give it one more try and then regroup. Maybe these necklaces were also HOT..HOT..HOT right now.
Off to the thrift store, just down the street, to see if my plan was going to be foiled. Low and behold, I not only found a necklace for $3 BUT IT WAS ALREADY WOOD.
Now, to bling out the beads……..
Some wood bead garland have tassels, which could be made with leftover yarn like HERE or leftover material (i.e. old shirts), and other beads have tags.
I may still add a tassel, but for now I just wanted a tag.
I already had some kraft paper tags from a yard sale but they were a bit too big so I cut one in a circle …very precisely.
With some small letter stamps I added my word – HOPE.
A piece of leftover burlap scrap ribbon completed the look and viola.
TIP – KEEP LEFTOVER RIBBON IN A JAR TO USE FOR PROJECTS JUST LIKE THIS.
For $3 I had my thrifted DIY wood bead garland……. that no only rescued an item……. but was an inexpensive alternative for my pocketbook.
I still may try and spray paint another version for a different room. If you spray paint a necklace you have, I would look into this type of paint. Also, look for necklaces that open (have a clasp) so that the bead length is longer if you like. Plus, the bling you add to it, can just be attached to the clasp.
NOTE- Although a lot of the décor wood beds tend to be the natural wood, play around with some color if you like.
Here is another thrifted treasure transformation-
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