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