Cement Beaded Garland

Have you seen the cute cement beads from Pottery Barn? 

With all the wooden beaded garland in the decor aisles it's nice to find something a little different. 

I saw these beads on the PB website and knew I could recreate this look in minutes! 

See how I did it...

Recently I made a cement looking paint for ceramics and well, everything I could find actually. 

cement garland and pedestal dish

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It was a very popular post and it was easy to make with something you probably have in your kitchen. 

cement painted urn

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Chippy Cement Paint for Ceramics

Today I'm using that cement paint to create the look on wooden beads. 

cement paint and brush

I added a small amount of brown to the grey paint to look like real discolored cement. 

I put 10 wooden beads on a wooden skewer.

wooden beads on skewer


At both ends of the skewer I put a bead of hot glue to hold the beads on the skewer. 

cement paint and beads

I dabbed several coats of cement paint on the beads and stuck them in styrofoam to dry. 

cement beds on a stick

Next, I separated strands of thick jute.

cement beads and jute

I'm using 2 of the strands for this garland. 

jute twine in sections

I wrapped tape around the end so the jute would easily fit through the beads. 

taped jute and cement beads

Between each bead I tied a loose knot. 

cement beads on jute

beaded jute garland

That's it, my knock-off looks just like the designer beads at a fraction of the cost. 

beaded jute garland

At the end I added 3 beads and a tassel to finish off the garland. 

cement beads on a pedestal dish

I love the cement look! 

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cement beads in a dish with letters


pedestal dish with garland and overlay

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cement beads and jute


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. .