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Tassels!  I saw a great photo of a llama wearing tassel earrings. So I had to make some.  These tassels have many other uses, not just llama earrings. These make great table numbers for all the party planning going on… with a matching tassel banner.  I think I’ll hang them from the handles of my storage boxes, dresser knobs, and door handles.  I would hang them from the lampshades, but I have two grade school-aged boys in my house – thus, no lamps. Tassels would look nice hanging from a Nerf gun though.

Get the artwork in the "artwork downloads" column to the right. Print it out on 4" x 6" photo paper and make sure the print size is 100%. You might need to save the file and print using a photo application.

And please, if you use my artwork, send me a picture of what you made, so I can pin it to my pinterest board.



FIG. 1 Supplies: Drill and a tiny bit, small enough to fit tiny screw eyes. Tacky glue, scissors, thin yarn or twine, pipe cleaner, and the print out. Little log slices – I trimmed a branch off my olive tree aprox. 1 ¼” diameter, and cut it into ¼” slices with a saw in a miter box. If you can’t find a tree branch that needs trimming, you can use a dowel. Paper: I used a tissue paper napkin and silver leaf paper found in China town, crepe paper from last week’s project and some old book pages. Tissue paper is easiest for making tassels.

FIG. 2 Drill pilot holes (watch your fingers) and insert screw eyes. Glue the art to the medallion.

FIG. 3 Fold tissue paper in half and cut fringe, leaving about 1’ uncut at fold.

FIG. 4 Open the fold.

FIG. 5 Roll it up

FIG. 6 Twist the center tightly until it loops back on itself. You can add a dot of glue to secure it, and then wrap string around it.

FIG. 7 You can add a jump ring while you are twisting.

FIG. 8 Or add a contrasting paper layer while twisting.

FIG. 9 Or drill a hole through the medallion, to hang it on a nail.

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