DIY - Beaded curtains - Strands of colored beads can be used to soften a stark window, rather than to provide warmth or protect privacy. Adding beads to your window automatically creates a bohemian feel and vibe to your room.
Nifty link, but you have to search to find the spool knitting with beads. Other great ideas there, too! Own Two Hands - Spool knitting with beads. Neat technique for jazzing up I-cord. (Might be fun to add to Christmas Tree Garland.