Do you feel that you would like to buy everything new when you redesign a room or a corner? I always have to beat myself up because it’s utter nonsense to buy new decorations when the whole house is already full. That’s why I gathered decorations from other rooms for our bedroom and, of course, made a few things myself. I would have loved to have a macrame curtain behind the bed, but since I honestly lack the patience for the art of knotting, it became a DIY wall decoration with tassels and semi-precious stones (for the positive energy in the bedroom).
Here you can see a little insight into the newly designed bedroom with the garland over the bed. I found it quite difficult to integrate the gray bed in terms of color, but with the strong rust grate it goes very well with the green wall color, I think. The bed linen is the only thing I bought new (ok, a very small carpet, but it doesn’t count, it just satisfies my carpet fetish).
When it comes to beautiful stones, I share my daughter’s passion, who never comes home from a walk without a rhinestone. While my son hugs the crêpes stand at the Christmas market, we stand at the stone stand with the many compartments full of semi-precious stones. That’s why she will surely forgive me for “borrowing” a few of her stones for the garland 😉.
You don’t even need half of the items for the garland, but at the beginning I wasn’t quite sure what it would look like. Of course you can hang everything you like on the cord, e.g. feathers.
- thick cord, approx. 6 m (as thick as the braided cord in the photo, e.g. from Depot)
- Wool scraps
- Semi-precious stones or other stones
- golden jewelry wire (thin)
- possibly pearls or bells
How to do it:
First of all, there is a small basic course in tying tassels. Most of you can certainly do that, but for the sake of completeness I’ll show it again.
First wrap the wool around your hand quite often, then wrap the thread around the whole bundle at the top of your index finger. Then wrap the thread tightly around the tassel and knot it. Finally, you can attach the tassels evenly spaced to the braided cord.
Setting the stones in jewelry wire is a bit trickier (you can’t even photograph it intelligently). I fought a lot with the first stone, but with a little practice it works really well.
Cut three pieces from the jewelry wire, each approx. 40 cm long. Take all three pieces and tie a knot in the middle. Then you separate the pieces so that it looks like a spider (ok, a spider would have eight legs).
Put the stone on the knot, always take two strands of wire lying next to each other and twist them together. So that the wire does not slip off and you get a net structure, work your way on prominent points along the stone (i.e. a small corner or something to which the wire can be attached well).
Finally, lead all the strands up, twist them together and form a small loop.
The stone pendants also look great when you hang them on a leather cord on the window so that the light can shine through!
Have fun making things and have a great weekend for you!