Fish Beaded Garland with a Tassel

I found the cutest wooden fish at the dollar store and being a fish lover I knew just what I wanted it to be! 

natural dollar store fish

I've made beaded garlands in the past, they're easy to make and look great in tiered trays or wooden bowls. 

But when I saw that fish at Dollar Tree, my heart pitter-pattered because I knew it was going to look great in my fish themed outdoor space

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First I screwed a tiny eye screw between the fins on the tail. 

I tied a length of jute to the eye screw and strung 35 wooden beads on the string. 

fish garland with beads and a tassel

The beads I use are these from Amazon, they are the best value around! 

At the end of the beads I attached an easy jute tassel. 

To make a tassel just wrap jute around 4 fingers about 20 times. 

Wrap another length of jute around the top of the strands and tie it tight.

jute tassel

I cut the bottom of the tassel so the strands are straight. 

I tied the top of the tassel to the end of the beads. 

Now it was time to paint the fish. 

I wanted it stained because I was leaving the beads natural so I mixed a tiny bit of blue paint with water and painted the fish. 

jar of blue paint

When the fish dried I tied blue gingham ribbon to both ends of the beaded garland. 

blue fish on garland

blue fish and natural beads

It looks adorable in a wooden bowl,

fish garland in a wooden bowl

fish garland in wooden bowl

or outdoors in the center of my outdoor fish themed table decor

If you love the blue theme you may want to see how I painted the sling chairs on my deck to give them another year.

I also painted the outdoor cushions blue with a special spray paint made just for outdoor cushions! 

We love to work around the yard and in our new vegetable garden with the fence we just built

I can't wait to get back to the garden later this Spring

blue accessories on outdoor table

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fish beaded garland on a fish tray


I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .