I have always admired those decorative tassels and wanted to try making one myself…..This one cost me about 3 bucks -
First – steal a plastic lid from one of your spices – ya know the 50 cent ones are the perfect size….
I have lots of fabric from quilting….so cut off some 1/2 strips and use some kind of twine (I used jute) to tie in the middle.
Poke a hole – (I used my hubby’s screwdriver ) in the middle of the cap. Thread the tie that you bundled the fabric with, through the hole and double knot tightly.
Next , get some ribbon and heat up your hot glue gun and make some loops and glue the outside of the lid.
Find something to glue on top – an ornament or such. I used this pumpkin, I bought for a dollar at Michaels .It was not an ornament and impossible to stick a hole through. I hot glued a ribbon holder to the back and then hid it with leaves and a small bow.
I added the fancy smanchy fringe to the last layer – you will need 1/4 a yard – I found Hobby Lobby to be the best price – about $1.50
There are some great tutorials out in blog-land if you search…….I am in the process of making some others and will post at another time.
I bought this stand a couple of months ago at the GW – it was $9.00 and I really didn’t want to spend that much …on the underside it has an original price tag of $70 bucks…..I just fell in love with those curves. I hated the finish but, as always my trusted partner – Mr. Spray Paint was by my side….
I already owned the cloche and have been looking for a bottom for months…I love the result.
Since I have few more weeks of no heavy lifting – tassels are permitted and fall flower arrangements….. I think the cat and pumpkins are going bye-bye for a pretty ribbon… I found this arrangement at the thrift store –it was covered up by fake spider webs on a displayed – Yes, I have no shame – I saw it was $ 3.50 (half off day) and I removed the webbing and plopped it in my cart. Remember that thrift shopping is treasure hunting – look high and low – scavenge, people !
The ceramic piece was a couple of bucks and another arrangement…
This scrolly thing I posted this earlier this summer – I think it is going to be a great any season flower holder. I used dollar store ribbon and dollar store flowers.
See, I even replaced my wall plates with brown and white transfer ware – all from the thrift stores…
The top of the armoire – dressed up for fall !
Hugs ~ Kammy
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