Quick and easy bead garland made from vase filler beads


This bead garland was made from a bag of foam beads used as filler for vases.  The bag only cost $2.50 and it comes in lots of different colors. This is a project that your kids could help you with because the foam is really easy to push a needle through. I think they look really cute and I used them in all my garlands this year.


  • a bag of filler beads (I got mine at Hobby Lobby in the florist section)
  • needle and strong thread ( button or upholstery thread works well)


Step 1.

The beads come in a cellophane bag like the one above.  Thread your needle with strong thread and then just push the needle through the beads. Use a slim but sturdy  needle or the beads might break apart. That’s all there is to it and it’s fun to do while you sit and watch tv or while riding in a car.


About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.