Adding in vibrant elements of fun is a great way to gussy up a room and bring a little whimsy to the house. Although this can be as simple as blowing up a package of balloons, for something more lasting we created this painted bead & brass garland. Instead of hanging across the wall – it hangs straight down giving a more long lasting work of art form. Something that you can hang up for the weekend party and then leave for the rest of the year!
I love creating party elements that don’t need to be thrown away after all the cake is gone!
Painted Bead & Brass Garland
To make the painted bead & brass garland you will need:
1. Paint the beads a color of choice. Although this projects could be done in rainbows, I like the effect of keeping each strand in a similar color family. the easiest way to paint the beads is to string them onto a wooden skewer – which allows them to be held and painted quickly. Place the skewer in a small cup for seamless drying.
2. Once the beads are dry, string onto a thick thread for hanging. This is not the time for tiny embroidery thread! The garland is pretty heavy with the wood and brass so go for something a little thicker for this project.
3. Finish each strand of garland off with
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