Hopefully, everyone is having a wonderful day! I’m sharing something a little different today – paper tassels made using some of the beautiful papers that Patricia carries at PaperTemptress.com.
These tassels sure are fun to make! To start, I used some 24 gauge wire and made a loop at one end. These three tassels are made using Haviland Blue Classic Linen, Neenah Solar White 80#, and Mango Orange 80# cardstock. To create the tassels, I started with a homemade quilling tool to get the paper started. Then, I removed the tool and replaced it with the wire, loop toward the bottom, and I glued it to the paper. The paper is rolled around the wire, with some glue added as the paper was rolled to secure it and keep the roll tight. I added a dollop of hot glue to the top of the tassel to help secure it. Then, I added some bead caps and beads to the top, creating another loop at the top when I was finished. This way, the tassel can be attached to whatever you decide to create. To decorate the top of the tassel, I also used some Washi tape.