DIY Projects & Crafts Holiday Crafts Christmas Crafts Ribbon-Candy Decoration By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on June 28, 2019 Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: RYAN LIEBE Sources Wooden beads, 1 1/2" with 3/8" hole, $4.75 for 10, craftparts.comAluminum flashing, 10" by 50", $16 a roll; and zinc threaded rod, by Crown Bolt, 1/4" by 24", $1.50, homedepot.com What You'll Need Materials Spray paint Wooden beads, 1 1/2 inches, with 3/8-inch hole Aluminum flashing, 10 inches wide Black permanent marker Drill and 1/4-inch bit Coupling nuts, 1/4 inch Threaded rod, 1/4 by 24 inches Eye bolts, 1/4-inch diameter and 1/4 by 2 inches Paracord Instructions Working in a well-ventilated area, spray-paint beads; set aside to dry. Unroll a sheet of flashing. Measure 7 inches in from one end of sheet and mark at center with marker. Then measure and mark at 14-inch intervals (ours measured 238 inches total, with sixteen 14- inch intervals). Measure a final 7-inch-long section and cut sheet with scissors. Working on top of scrap wood, drill a hole at each marking. Screw a coupling nut halfway onto one end of rod. Screw an eye bolt into coupling nut (to use for hanging). Working from other end of rod, slide wooden bead onto rod. Then slide rod through first hole in flashing, fold flashing over, and slide rod through next hole. Continue threading rod through flashing, adding a bead between each section. (When you near end of rod, you will need to push flashing down to prevent it from springing up.) After last section of flashing, add final bead. Screw a coupling nut onto end of rod, then screw an eye bolt into coupling nut. Hang using paracord.