I am still crazy for burlap. Here is what I did over the weekend. I was trying to find more burlap projects and Saturday night about 11 I thought – why not try to make burlap tassels? Of course I had no supplies, but I scrounged up whatever I could find and this is what I came up with.
I have a box of old doorknobs that I took off of my kitchen cabinets when I upgraded the knobs, so I sprayed some of them black and some white. And I used some old lids I found in our bathrooms to put in the middle. I covered the lids with fabric.
I cut this pumpkin off a garland in my living room.
I found this seashell in my Spring craft box. This is a fun project that you can do with things from around your house.
If you want to make one, here’s a rundown of what I did:
- Cut your burlap into small strips. I made mine 1/2 inch
- Once you have about 15-20 strips, tie the strips with a piece of twine.
- Take your cap and put some hot glue at the bottom then stick the bundle of burlap pieces in the bottom and hold for a few seconds.
- Cover the cap with a piece of material.
- Then add your ribbons or strips of fabric which you have cut into strips. Start at the bottom and work your way up to the top.
- When you have added all of the ribbons/strips of fabric, put the top on your tassel. An old knob or a decorative item work well. I have also heard that a salt and pepper shaker will work. Hot glue that on. I also used gorilla glue just to be safe.
- Now you need something to cover up the top of the tassel where the ribbons and the topper meet. If you have ball fringe this will work, or fuzzy trim. On one of the tassels I used twine and wrapped it tightly around the top while hot glueing in certain places so it would stay.
- Now add a small hook screw. You need to drill a small hole at the top of your topper first. Then add a drop of glue and screw the hook in.
- The last step is to add some ribbon to the hook screw so you can hang the tassel. And you’re done!
AND, I’m so excited — yesterday a big development happened with my kitchen redo. I am almost ready for the reveal. Yay!
I’m joining the DIY Party over at Kimba’s! There are so many wonderful links – I can’t wait to check out every single one!