Are you like me and sometimes things come your way and
then here comes a project you never planned to make ?
This happens to me all the time.
I was out with Mr. Fresh Vintage getting coffee this morning and we saw a garage sale....
so of course he stopped... not much happening....except for the FREE box....
and it always draws me in.
I found some vintage Bridge Tally books and this broken wood trivet !
We have seen these garlands every which way....
I never planned to make one but now that I have the beads, well.... why not ?
I cut the yarn and removed the beads. There was only a few so I knew it would be very short.
You will need some thin ply jute.
I cut a long length of jute so I could add a slip knot on the ends.
String your beads, that's it!
To make tassels, I wrapped my fingers about 12 times.
Start and finish ends point down.
Lay down the loops and tie a knot using the garland end.
Cut another piece of jute about 12''
Pinch near the top. Make a loop pointing down the tassel.
Wrap tightly downward.
Pull the wrapping end through the loop and pull both directions,
Your loop gets pulled under the wrapped portion.
Now trim tassels to the same length.
The beads were natural but had a nice finish.
I got this tray with jars at the same sale.
The Queen Anne's Lace is from my garden.
I draped the garland over some antique medicine bottles.
I love the purple color.
The flowers are from my dwarf Butterfly Bush and they smell like Lilacs.
I hope I have inspired you to look for beads in unusual places.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit today.
I hope you come back soon ! xo Lisa S