Tuesday, October 6, 2009

DIY Pumpkin Tassel

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I made my first tassel today! This was a fun and very inexpensive project.

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I said earlier that I wouldn't have any new home decor posts this week because I was busy making Homecoming mums, but during one of my many trips to Michaels to pick up mum supplies I purchased this cute Fall pick on sale for 99 cents. So I decided to take a break from the mums and craft a quick and simple tassel. First, I glazed the pick with a little brown metallic glaze.

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Then I used an empty plastic ribbon spool to make the base of the tassel. I hot glued the pumpkin pick to the spool. Then I started gluing fringe I had leftover from various sewing projects to the spool. I used a gold eye pin from my jewelry making supplies and some leftover ribbon to tie my finished tassel to my entryway lamp.

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The only cost I incurred was the pumpkin pick for 99 cents because I had everything else on hand! This is a great way to repurpose leftover fringe that is too short for other projects.

I am linking up to Its So Very Cheri 'I made my own Tassel Party'.

I am linking up to Kimba's DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land.

DIY Day @ ASPTL


19 comments:

Chari said...

Hi Annette...

Ooooh...I love your new pumpkin tassle...it's gorgeous, my friend! I'd love to have one and it looks like alot of fun to make! You make it look so easy...hmmm, I like easy! Hehe! Simply gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for showing us your new pretty and the "how to's" to make one!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Joyce @ Cheap Frills said...

This is an adorable project! I see tassels everywhere lately and cannot wait to try one myself. Love the idea of the empty ribbon spool!!!! :) Thanks for the inspiration - Feel free to come by my blog and say hi!

Have a great day!

Amanda said...

I love it, tassles are my favorite and that on is so cute and inexpensive.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

How cute is that!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You should try the nailhead pumpkins. They are sooo easy, you'll still have time to do all of the Homecoming things and still have a little time to relax.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

You are so clever! I would never have thought to use those elements to make a tassel (and a cute one too)! I'll have to see if I have any trim and give it a try. Very cute!

Manuela

Cindy Harvey said...

Wow Annette, that looks so beautiful! I need to learn to do this...along with the thousand other projects I have waiting for me in the craft room :o)
peace, cindy

Terri said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial!!

Tricia Anne said...

How clever and oh so cute!!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Oh My Gosh! That is so cute & chic. How in the world did you come up with that. Thanks for showing us how you did it. I'll be following to see all your good ideas.
Have a fun weekend...Tracy :)

P.S. Stop by my blog anytime @ http://cottonpickincute.blogspot.com

Tammy@InStitches said...

It looks great. I made my first tassel this week too !

Lolli said...

What a fun Fall activity! I love it!

Dresser Girl said...

I love it! I'm going to make a tassle SOON and this has encouraged me to do it sooner!!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just darling and very clever..Love that you used the spool...Thanks for sharing this...Hope you have a wonderful day on your side of the mountain my friend....Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Its So Very Cheri said...

Your tassel is gorgeous and so classy. I can't wait to make even more. I envision all kinds of styles. Thanks for posting to the party.

Cheri

T's Daily Treasures said...

What a crafty and creative way to make a great Autumn tassle. Love how you repurposed the spool and leftover fringe. I have never seen tassles like this before. :) Best wishes, Tammy

Elizabeth said...

Love the idea of using the empty string roll! I just used a leftover piece of chipboard; something thicker would look better.

Tara said...

This is wonderful! I love the colors and glazing the pick was a great idea. The fringe is beautiful as well!

Stephanie Lynn said...

This is gorgeous! I love your colors and it looks amazing!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

your tassel looks so professional and I love the trim & colors you chose!

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