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Click on a Beaded Fringe Project/Craft name below for easy instructions on how to start your beaded trim project:
Tablecloths / Pillows / Sheers / Cornice Boards / Valances / Sachets / Nightlight / Placemats / Lampshades
/ Ottoman / Bench / Planters / Bedspread or Duvet / Throw / Shower Curtain / Vanity bottle / Guest & Hand towels / Shelves / Door Frames / Hammocks / Patio Umbrellas / Shawl or Evening Wrap / Bathing suit / Skirt or Dress / Capri's or Pants / Ankle Bracelet / Barrettes / Boots / Back Pack / Beach Hat

General Tips When Using Beaded Fringe Trim On Your Projects

Create Beaded Fringe Shelves
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Easy to do and extremely chic! To dress up some shelves, all you need to do is attached beaded fringe underneath the shelf edge and let it fall!
This can be done on open shelves or shelves with doors on them (such as your kitchen cabinets).


  • Just remember if there is a door on the cabinet, you will want to make sure that you attached the beaded fringe completely underneath the shelf so that the cabinet door will shut all the way.

How To Instructions

  • Measure the length of the shelf or shelves that you are going to apply the fringe to. I should attach the ribbon part of the fringe to the underneath front edge of the shelf so that the front of the beaded fringe is hanging even with the front of the shelf.
  • For this project you will need glue that dries clear and tacks with an extended head so that they are easy to remove when the glue dries.
  • Remove the shelf from the cabinet if possible and turn it upside down. It is a good idea to mark the front underneath side of the cabinet with a pencil before removing it, so that you will be sure to attach the trim to the correct side.
  • Apply a thin strip of non-toxic, waterproof glue that dries clear and attach the ribbon to the glue. Be sure that the fringe is turned so that the beaded fringe is not laying towards the back side of the shelf but hanging over the front edge. However, remember, you are gluing the ribbon to the underneath side of the shelf.
  • Beginning on one side of the shelf, apply glue all the way across the lip of the bottom edge of the shelf. Be sure that the glue is spread out to the width of the ribbon so that the entire ribbon will be securely glued.
  • Fold one cut end of the ribbon about 1/2" for the beginning corner. You will want to apply a dab of glue inside the fold of the ribbon as well as on the shelf. Place the folded end of the ribbon in the corner against the glue. Secure the end with a tack.
  • Moving along the edge of the shelf, continue to apply the ribbon to the glue, adding tacks as needed.
  • Continue all the way across the shelf, adding glue and tacks as you go.
  • When you reach the other side, cut the ribbon of the fringe about 1/2" longer than you need. Fold the cut end to meet the beginning of the ribbon in the corner. You will want to apply a dab of glue inside the fold of the ribbon as well as on the wall.
  • Once the glue has dried, you can remove the tacks.
  • If you want, you can apply a decorative gimp over the ribbon of the beaded fringe in the same way.

General Tips When Using Beaded Fringe Trim
On Your Projects

  • Some beaded fringe is made of acrylic and some of glass. The new acrylic beaded fringes have the sparkle of glass without the weight or the worry of breakage. Either is fine, however, some applications should definitely use acrylic beads due to the danger of breakage with glass beads. All of beaded fringe is made of a high quality, crystal clear acrylic.
  • Often, the stated length of beaded fringe will include the tape or ribbon at the top. If length is critical, double check to see if the ribbon is included in the length dimension or not. All of Decorating Studio's stated beaded fringe lengths include the top ribbon or tape in the dimension.
    There are no right sides or wrong sides as far as the beaded part of beaded fringe goes; however sometimes, one side of the ribbon or tape holding the beads, may show the threads that are holding the beads to the ribbon. If the ribbon or tape part of your fringe has threads showing on one side, you should attach it to your projects so that the threads are down, hidden from view.
  • If you are applying your beaded fringe to an object with glue, use a non-toxic, craft glue that dries clear and flexible. We recommend Aleene's Original Tacky Glue. You may want to secure the ribbon or tape to the item with straight pens until the glue dries to assure that the fringe doesn't slip out of place while drying.
  • When applying beaded fringe with glue, it is helpful to first lay the ribbon or tape trim of the fringe on the item on which you are gluing it, then take a pencil and lightly mark the width of the ribbon on the item. This will assure that you have covered the area where the ribbon or tape will be with enough glue to secure the ribbon or tapes edges.
  • When you are attaching beaded trim to an object that will get wet or requires washing, generally you will want to stitch the ribbon on instead of gluing, however, if you are attaching it to a glass or hard object that will get wet, use a suitable clear waterproof glue. These types of glues are often toxic, so use carefully and never on eating utensils.
  • If you are attaching your beaded trim with a sewing machine, make sure that the beads are clear of the foot pedal, to eliminate breakage.
  • Most beaded fringe has a decorative ribbon at the top, to which the beads are attached. In most cases, the ribbon is attractive enough to show. If you want another type of trim over the ribbon, you can easily attach a more decorative ribbon, braid or gimp over the beaded fringes' ribbon once you complete attaching the fringe.
  • Never leave the ribbon or tape edge of the fringe exposed. Always allow a little extra so that you can turn the edge into a fold and secure with glue or thread.
  • When measuring a round or oval object to determine how much fringe will be needed for a project (such as a lampshade edge), it is helpful to use a cloth tape measure and straight pins to secure it in place as you are measuring.
  • While working on your project, if you find that midway through your beaded fringe one of the fringes is missing, cut one beaded fringe from the edge (with the ribbon or tape at the top) and sew it to the fringe area that is missing the beads.

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Click on the Project/Craft name below for instructions on how to make:
Tablecloths with Beaded Fringe / Pillows with Beaded Fringe / Sheers with Beaded Fringe / Cornice Boards with Beaded Fringe / Valances with Beaded Fringe / Sachets with Beaded Fringe / Nightlight with Beaded Fringe / Placemats with Beaded Fringe / Lampshades with Beaded Fringe
/ Ottoman with Beaded Fringe / Bench with Beaded Fringe / Planters with Beaded Fringe / Bedspread or Duvet with Beaded Fringe / Throw with Beaded Fringe / Shower Curtain with Beaded Fringe / Vanity bottle with Beaded Fringe / Guest & Hand towels with Beaded Fringe / Shelves with Beaded Fringe / Door Frames with Beaded Fringe / Hammocks with Beaded Fringe / Patio Umbrellas with Beaded Fringe / Shawl or Evening Wrap with Beaded Fringe / Bathing suit with Beaded Fringe / Skirt or Dress with Beaded Fringe / Capri's or Pants with Beaded Fringe / Ankle Bracelet with Beaded Fringe / Barrettes with Beaded Fringe / Boots with Beaded Fringe / Back Pack with Beaded Fringe / Beach Hat with Beaded Fringe

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