Turn FEJKA String of beads to something more similar to String of beads

ikea fekja string of beads

I loved the look of this FEJKA String of beads but I was concerned that it was not that realistic. So I made this upgrade and it didn’t cost me anything.

IKEA items used: 
ikea fekja string of beads

Photo: IKEA.com

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IKEA FEKJA String of beads upgrade


Branches can be detached from the base very easily and without any risk of damage. Choose some branches from the one side of the base and take them off.

ikea string of beads

The main secret is that the branch attachments sit perfectly on the tips of medium and long branches. You can lengthen several pieces in a row.

The attachment points are visible only close and only if you know what to look at — I’ve pointed to them with arrows.


After the desired length is reached, you need to heat the branches with a hairdryer so that they take a more relaxed shape. This must be done carefully, in thin places there is a risk of rupture.

As a result, you will have an almost realistic String of beads, especially if you chose to use a hanging planter for it. 

~ Marie

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