Blogger and DSC reader Diane posted a cool tutorial for a beaded curtain at her blog, JuxtaPoser. She said: “I’ve made some of the stuff [from your blog], but most of it’s just admired. I think the other readers have much better dollar stores than I can find in my area! I have a craft that, while not made from dollar store supplies, could easily be. I just found my supplies in a different store. Even so, I think I spent $8 when I did buy everything, and I know that my dollar store sells garland around the holidays. You could even make it out of dress-up necklace or Mardi Gras beads.”

This would make a great decoration for a holiday party (St. Patrick’s Day is coming up!), or a good cover-up for an open closet, or a fun decoration for a tween’s bedroom.

Thanks for sharing your cool project, Diane!

Project Estimate:

  • Beaded garland or strands of beads, $6 and up
  • Dowel, broom handle, or curtain rod, $1 or on hand
  • Hot glue, on hand

Total cost: $6 and up