This is Katie.
While decorating my home, I have stumbled across several truths. I love art, and I cannot commit to art on my walls. I regularly scout local thrift stores for that one piece of fairly priced canvas that will speak to me. It will be AMAZING when I finally find it. I'm not even sure what it will be of (I'm picky, but not thaaat picky), but it will be worth the wait.
Meanwhile, at home, my walls stand bare. A DIY hanging-art-tapestry-tassel-thing it is!
- A Stick (If you are lazy like me, choose from the pile your dog has collected in the yard)
- String. Specifically. Thread is too small, yarn is too poofy and "cute". String.
- Gold Scissors (Only if you want it to turn out REALLY good)
These first steps may ring a bell. Remember the Pom-Poms we made last Christmas?
Wrap the string around the palm of your hand whatever number of times is equal to the thickness of your liking. Feed a new piece of string through your loop (length is also up to you). This will be the "top" of your tassel.
Tip: For varing tassel lengths, try these instructions over different sized books!
Now with another piece of string, tie a knot just below the top. Wrapping this string several times will give your tassel a more finished look.
To finish, cut the "bottom" to create frayed ends. Now make a million of them.
O ya the stick! I found it was easier to hang my stick, then place the tassels. I opted for an asymetrical vibe with a mix of short and long tassels. I plan to continue adding to it until it is just ridiculous. I'm so excited. Let me know what you come up with!