I will be adding another section to my channel, Try It Tuesday. Basically every two weeks I will be posting something that I have tried. This week I am doing a DIY, but I will also do product reviews and give you some techniques to make your own extracts at home!
Being home all the time #coronavirus has made me so aware of how barren my house is. We have hardly any photos anywhere, and still have moving boxes all over the house. I’ve been scouring Pinterest for ideas, and once again couldn’t find anything that I loved!
See I can’t just buy something. I want something that is gonna make me happy for a while, and will give a bohemian look without looking cluttered or messy. I noticed that most of the tassels were made with yarn, but I wanted my tassels to have a shine to them. I also wanted my tassels to be multicolored but was not gonna hand-dye these or do anything more than the bare necessities to make these tassels.
I used a size 10 cotton crochet thread to make my tassels, and purchased them in 5 colors. To give the tassels a uniform look, I decided that the yellow thread would only be used to tie and wrap the tassels. The last items you need are a pair of sharp scissors, and junk mail!
I took the ends of two colors and held them near the top of the envelope. I then loosely wrapped the thread around the envelope for a couple minutes. If you are making smaller tassels then you may only need to wrap the thread for 2 minutes, I wanted fluffy tassels so it took 5 minutes per tassel.
Once you reach your preferred tassel size, cut the thread and tie the tassel. Take your tassel tie color, yellow in my case, and wrap it once around the envelope; this gives you plenty of length to tie the tassel and hang it depending on your project.
Take the yellow thread and thread behind the body color, and pull it up to where you tied of the body colors. You want to TIGHTLY tie the yellow thread. The goal is to get the tassel to start bunching up. Once it is ties, you can cut the yarn on the opposite edge.
Use your hands to brush through the thread, and then you will need to cut it to try and even out the threads. You will need to cut the tassel from a bunch of angles to get it to even.
Once you are happy, then your tassel is done!
I am planning on making multiple items and then bringing them together for wall art, so be on the lookout for Part 2 and 3!