Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tassels Tutorial

I have tackled the craft of making tassels and I am surprised at how easy they are to create. Here's how I made a snowman tassel:
I began with an empty thread spool, covered with a piece of felt. I rolled 1/8 yd of fringe and hot glued it onto the felt:
I dove into my stash of ribbon and began gluing on loops of ribbon and a few cut pieces:
I just kept working my way to the other end of the spool by layering more loops:
And I topped it off with this cute snowman ornament (from the Christmas Tree Shop)
Try it - - it's pretty easy and fun way to rid yourself of those little pieces of ribbons and trims you just can't seem to get rid of!

I want to thank Kristen of Kristen's Creations for the inspiration -She is extremely talented and can turn ribbon into beautiful bows and tassels - go visit her and see the lovely tassels she has made! Here are a few more of mine:





Joining Make it For Monday at Cottage Instincts and Made by You Monday at Skip to My Lou
and Tutorial Tuesday at Hope Studios and Bobby Pins Boardwalk - go on over to these blogs to find some great decorating ideas!

35 comments:

  1. Patti your tassels are gorgeous!!
    I love snowmen and that first one is adorable!!

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  2. Great job on those tassels! Lovely! Count me in for your giveaway! =)
    And Happy Halloween!

    Jeanine

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  3. Patti, your tassels are absolutely adorable! What a good idea to use an old spool--I have plenty of those around!

    And those vintage linens are just beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win them!

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  4. I love the tassels!! Great job!! I have had a love affair with vintage embroidered linens for years now!! Thank you for a chance to win!! I am a folower!

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  5. Adorable tassels! I'd love the pretty linens!

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  6. Hi,

    I am new to your blog and this is just the most wonderful post...I always wondered how to make a tassel...and now thanks to you I do! I think I need to become one of your followers.(-:

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  7. I am in love with those tassel ornaments! What a clever idea...especially for those of us with too many ribbons!

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  8. Patti your tassels are gorgeous!!
    Thank you for a chance to win your embroidered vintage napkins.

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  9. Those tassels are so cute. What a clever idea, and so festive! Thanks for stopping in at Cranberry Morning! :-)

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  10. I love vintage linens. My mom used to make these when she was young. Oh and the tassels are great.

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  11. Wow, the stack of ribbons you have and the wonderful tassels that you make with them. They are lovely.

    -Danielle

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  12. These linens are just beautiful---reminds me of some of the ones my grandmother made. I wish I still had some of them. Embroidery is almost a dying art---sadly. I have some pillowcases in progress that I picked up at AC Moore to embroider. Have a great week!

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  13. Great idea! I am adding this to my Christmas craft list!

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  14. Thanks Patti for your visit and your giveaway. I adore your snowmen. They are just so cute and cheery!

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  15. I am crazy about vintage hankies and dishtowels!
    Jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  16. Okay, I'm on the tassel. I've had one on a to-do list for way too long. Yours is beautiful!

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  17. I am tellin ya..I just love your tassles...so very cute and easy looking too...I must try them...

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  18. Please enter me in your fun vintage giveaway too..I am a follwer.....they are adorbale.

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  19. how clever to use a spool to make a tassel! what a great way to recycle!

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  20. Love the tassels!! Thanks for the lesson on how to make them, I'm definitely gonna try this. Please enter me for the vintage linens, they are so dainty, I love them!

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  21. It's me again...I'm following you! Thanks for the give-a-way!

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  22. Your tassels are amazing. Thanks for sharing the idea. The vintage napkins are wonderful. I am a follower. La

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  23. A-HA!!! So that's how a 'proper' tassel is made! SO glad you showed how! Now I better get busy! ;) I wanted to make a few of these for the ladies in the family for Christmas.

    I would love to be entered in the giveaway!

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  24. Also, I am your newest follower!

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  25. I lo-ove your snowman tassel! What a great a simple idea!

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  26. These are so sweet. Wouldn't they look cute on the Christmas Tree?

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  27. I am so excited to start making me some tassels, thanks for the tutorial. Makes it so easy.

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  28. Your tassels are super cute!!!! I need to learn how to make those!!!

    Jennifer
    Happy new follower!!

    Carter is super cute!!!

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  29. Patti, I love all of your tassels and you have certainly given me courage to have a go at it. Regan from A Day In The Life sent me over this way for your tutorial. I'm so grateful that she did. This has been tremendously inspirational and helpful!

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  30. Perhaps you would consider linking your tassels to my Tuesday Boardwalk Bragfest party. I know they would be well received!

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  31. Thank you so much for accepting my invitation. I love the tassel!

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  32. I am going to try to make these, so have "bookmarked" your tutorial. Thanks so much and thanks to Regan for sending me over, I am as well a new follower.

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  33. Patti, I'm reaching back into your archives to see what else I can learn from you. Will try one of these. Thanks for the tutorial. ~ Sarah

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