Some ideas have been swimming around in my head forever, just patiently waiting for their moment to shine.
And then there are those other ideas (a bit bold and pushy) that will just pop into my thoughts out of nowhere and demand to immediately be brought to life.
Thus, the Ribbon Tassel was created.
Now, tassels are nothing new, by any means. They are typically a more traditional or formal decorating choice. But for some inexplicable reason, (as I was hard at work on another project), I happened to glance over at my glittered smile pillow and immediately had the idea of adding tassels to the corners. Normal, right?
For no particular reason, other than because I liked the color and it was on sale.
2) Starting in the back, I began wrapping the ribbon around the cardboard, perpendicular to the ribbon pieces.
3) When I thought it was thick enough, I tied the top ribbon securely.
4) I flipped the cardboard over to the back and cut it across the center.
5) Then, I folded the ends of the ribbon over and tied the top with another ribbon piece.
6) Behold, a tassel!
I like how everything turned out, but the cording was a tad slippery to work with. I would like to try making some tassels with flat satin ribbon or colored embroidery thread next time. It would be a fab topper for a gift, too.
So, what about you? Are your ideas usually well-behaved and orderly? Or do you tend to battle ideas that are somewhat wild and quite demanding? And how do you really feel about ribbon tassels on glitter pillows?
~Gina (aka Miss Charming)