10 IN­SPI­RA­TIONS FOR...

Add tas­sels to your cards for a fun ef­fect. You can even craft your own, to add a fi­nal flour­ish to your makes!

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Tick tock

Add shabby-chic tex­ture to a card with a large nat­u­ral jute tas­sel. Team it with lay­ered die-cuts and pretty pink seam bind­ing. Com­plete the look with dis­tressed and inked edges, a lace bor­der and nat­u­ral twine bows.

Clip­ping lovely!

Mix to­gether tex­tures of rib­bon for a pretty tas­sel on a pa­per­clip that will jazz up any card, gift or place set­ting. Pass lengths of rib­bon through the clip and tie with a bow. You can make a set of th­ese in one go, as they’ll make a great ad­di­tion to have ready in your stash.

Box fresh

Use up old embroidery sup­plies by mak­ing tas­sels from un­wanted skeins of thread. Pass a length of dif­fer­ent coloured thread through the end loop, tie a knot and wrap more thread to cre­ate the neck. Cut through the skein. Re­peat on the bot­tom loop.

Hats off to you!

A mor­tar­board and tas­sel make a great greet­ing for a grad­u­ate. To cre­ate one like this, snip into a strip of tis­sue pa­per, roll up and se­cure with yel­low thread. At­tach to the mor­tar­board us­ing a yel­low brad.

Burst of colour

Tas­sels don’t need to be soft and pretty – they can be bright and bold, too! Wrap baker’s twine around a fork sev­eral times, then snip at the bot­tom. Tie to­gether at the top and around the neck.

All aflut­ter Touch of gold

When em­bel­lish­ments are as striking as th­ese gold and or­ange Paper­ma­nia Neon tas­sels, you can al­low them to stand alone as the main fo­cal point of your card. Just add a com­ple­ment­ing band of colour and a greet­ing, and that’s enough! Cre­ate your own eye-catch­ing tas­sels, us­ing sil­ver beads and se­quins. Thread a base bead onto a length of thread and se­cure it in place by pass­ing both ends of the thread back through the nee­dle. Add a se­quin, then al­ter­nate be­tween adding beads and se­quins un­til your tas­sel is com­plete.

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