Saturday, March 6, 2010

The first one is always the hardest

I love all the beautiful decorative tassels I've been seeing. I wanted to make one but didn't want to spend any money since I didn't know if I'd be able to pull it off. My total cost for this was $2. I only used things I already had. I used the bottom of an unfinished nesting doll (which I had purchased many years ago) as the base. The fringe was left over from any earlier project, the ribbon was in my stash so I only needed to purchase a topper. I bought the bird that's on this tassel and another smaller one which I felt was the better size and I planned to use. They were $1 each at dollar tree. I bought the extra one because I didn't know how hard it would be to drill a hole in the top of it and knew the odds were pretty good I would break one. I did break the smaller one, but not while drilling. It just slipped out of my hand, hit the tile floor and shattered into a hundred pieces. I'm actually okay with how this turned out, although in my head it was supposed to be much prettier. At least I have a basic knowledge now of how to put it all together. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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