First, cut and gather a handful of 12" strips of yarn. Let's say, about 10 strips total for a thinner tassel. Add as many more strips as you'd like to beef up the effect.
Fold the strips over the top of what will be your hanging string.
Then, take one side of the tassel, wind it around the other tail,
and form a knot around the banner string.
By wrapping one tail around the other, versus just tying a knot at the bottom,
you create the tassel-like effect seen here:
Continue making and attaching tassels until you get the desired effect.
I then made a "happy birthday" banner overlay using alpha stencils and matching scrapbook paper.
*Brushes hands together* That's it, my friends! Another birthday celebrated in handmade style.
Check out my other birthday banner creations: