Hey there everyone! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! We sure did! I think I’m still in a bit of a food coma, but my plan is to eat salads all week, so… Ha!
I’ve got another super simple, super chic craft for you today!
Suede Tassel Ornament
These suede tassel ornaments turned out so cute, and are seriously simple to make. I started with a scrap piece of suede (approx 4″x8″) that I found in my mom’s fabric stash. But, as I was making this I really think you could use just about any fabric, just as long as it’s not too stretchy. And, you can use any size rectangle – depending on how big or small you want your tassel ornament.
The first step was to cut a couple of small strips. The thinner strip will be used to make loop on top to hang the tassel from, and the wider strip will go around the top.
Next, you need to fringe the piece of suede. I used scissors to do this, but you could also use a rotary cutter if you prefer.
After you have the whole piece fringed, you need to glue on one end of the thin strip for the loop. Just as you see in the picture below.
Then you simply start to roll the tassel. Making sure to keep the top of the roll even.
Before you have the piece all rolled up, be sure to glue on the other end of the loop. And, then secure the roll with another dot of glue.
I used hot glue for all of this and even added a few dots of glue along the way as I rolled the tassel for good measure.
The next step is optional really, but I think it makes it look more finished. Measure the wider strip by wrapping it around the top of the tassel, and trim the excess.
Then, simply wrap the strip around and attach with a couple of dots of hot glue.
It turned out so cute, I decided to make a royal blue one as well!
Honestly these guys both took less than an hour from start to finish. So easy. They would be an adorable addition to any tree, or even on a package.