Unlike other paper plants we have made, there’s no gluing or shaping involved. And there’s also no pattern to cut! To create the trailing stems and round leaves for our paper string of pearls, Meagan used natural bind wire and two different sizes of cotton spun paper balls. 

Once you are done crafting this succulent, you’ll want to place it somewhere higher up, like on a shelf, bookcase, or mantel. We love the quirky character of this paper string of pearls, and this is a great way to enjoy its unique trailing greenery. Another option is to hang it up in a DIY plant hanger.

Crafting tip: Once you’re done threading the cotton spun paper balls through all of your wires, hang them up side by side so you can easily spray them all at once. 

How to Make a Paper String of Pearls 

  1. Gather the craft tools and materials you need from the list above.
  2. Cut 8–10 pieces of bind wire in varying lengths between 8 inches and 16 inches.
  3. Gather about 15 of the 8mm balls and 8 of the 6mm balls per piece of bind wire; then use needle-nose tweezers to push a hole through the side of each ball.
  4. Thread the balls onto a piece of bind wire, starting with the larger size. 

Full tutorial available for members to download below.

easy DIY string of pearls tutorial by Lia Griffith

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