I made these mini tassels for La La’s new room and they have been a big hit. They couldn’t be easier to make and I thought I’d share how. Because if I (the craft challenged girl) can make these, anybody can.
Here is what you’ll need . . .
1 : : Pretty string – you’ll need 2 per tassel (you can find this type of string at craft stores)
2 : : Cardboard – cut the cardboard the length you’d like your tassels to be (mine measures at about 4 1/4)
3 : : Glue Gun
And it goes a little something like this . . .
ONE : : take one end of the string + wrap it around the cardboard (not too tightly) until the entire skein is wrapped around the cardboard. TWO : : Add on the 2nd skein the same way you did the first. THREE : : leave a small tail at the end. FOUR + FIVE : : gingerly slip your fingers under the string and remove the cardboard. SIX : : slip one finger through the top of the loop + wrap the tail around the loop several times. SEVEN :: leave a small tail which you can then tie into a small loop knot on the back. EIGHT : : glue the knot on the backside to secure the hold. NINE : : after the glue has dried, cut through the loop at the very bottom to make the fringe. TEN: : voila!!
Then hang it up like this and pat yourself on the back:
images :Meghan Rose Steinman / la la LOVELY