Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Birthday Banner DIY: Tassels

I love a good tassel. I'm not a fan of tasseled shoes or curtains, but give me some pretty yarn tassels in a bunting banner, and I just might swoon. I've seen some tassel DIY's out on the interwebs, but I just wanted something really really simple. So, I decided to create my own DIY.

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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.



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Fold the strips over the top of what will be your hanging string.

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Then, take one side of the tassel, wind it around the other tail,
and form a knot around the banner string.

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By wrapping one tail around the other, versus just tying a knot at the bottom, 
you create the tassel-like effect seen here:

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Continue making and attaching tassels until you get the desired effect.

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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:


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