How to do Italian Stringing on Curtains?

Italian string curtains, also known as "string beads" or "beaded curtains," are a popular decorative item used to add style and charm to doorways, windows, or other openings. Making Italian string curtains is a relatively simple and inexpensive DIY project that can be completed in a few hours. Here's how you can make Italian string curtains:

Materials you will need:

  • Nylon string (or fishing line)
  • Beads (plastic or glass)
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape or ruler


  1. Measure the height and width of the doorway or window where you plan to hang the string curtains. This will help you determine the length of the string and the number of beads you will need. As a general rule of thumb, each strand of string should be twice the length of the height of the opening you want to cover.
  2. Cut the nylon string into several pieces of equal length. The number of strands you cut will depend on how thick you want your string curtains to be. For a full-looking curtain, cut around 20 to 30 strands.
  3. Tie a knot at one end of each strand of string, leaving a few inches of excess string beyond the knot.
  4. Thread the beads onto each strand of string, leaving about 1 inch of space between each bead. You can use a variety of colors and sizes of beads to create a unique pattern.
  5. Once you have threaded all the beads onto the strands of string, tie a knot at the end of each strand to prevent the beads from falling off.
  6. Finally, hang the string curtains in your desired location. You can attach them to a curtain rod, a tension rod, or a piece of dowel or bamboo.

That's it! Your Italian string curtains are now ready to add a touch of elegance to your space.