his time made into very cool tassels. I found this idea via a new blog, Quick Fix Mama. Lacie is my kind of girl. She found book page tassels at a store in her hometown for $20, each! That was a little pricey, so she made them herself, and did a great job. There are several things that appealed to me. First off, you know how I am about books, typography, fonts, etc. If you have forgotten, check here, here, here, and here for a few examples. Second, the recycling aspect has me all giddy, especially since I have a very large clear vase that collects corks. Mr. B. was wondering why I was collecting them, so thirdly, credibility! Go check these out on her blog, she has a step by step tutorial as well. Thanks Lacie.
So, here is what I made today...
Here are the materials you will need, plus a glue gun.
I made a few changes as I constructed them, mainly because I could not find the right wire. Oh, I have it alright, just not finding it when I am needing it. Typical. However, I ended up preferring the jute against the cork, anyway.
1. They are embellished with a simple button and a punched butterfly. Attached with the glue gun.
2. I had a pair of shredder scissors (these are so much fun), it made the cutting so easy.
3. I used four half dictionary pages from a 8x6 inch book, and hot glued them around the mushroom stem of the cork.
4. They will look a little wonky, so to secure them tightly I used half a width of strong packing tape around the top. I think if you do the wire version, it will take care of the problem.
5. Next I wound and glued the jute on top of the tape.
6. Screw in (with a little PVC glue) a tiny eye bolt. I chose to use the jute for a hanger.
This will all make sense if you read Lacie's tutorial.
I decided to play around with some crocheted fringe, that I made. There are a lot of other materials to experiment with. I am off to crochet some more fringe to finish off the tassel. I'll post a photo when I am finished with it!
Linking here: Tuesday Treasures