October 7, 2010

DIY Handmade Decorative Tassels Using Repurposed and Recycled Items

I love, love, love tassels!
I also love oversized decor accessories so a couple of these are huge.

diy tassel using recycled elements
This fleur de lis tassel started off as a wooden eagle from a yard sale that had a 
fleur de lis for the tail (I know right?)
 Anyway, I cut the tail off and had some really cool patterned binding that I cut into strips
for the tassel fringe.
 I hot glued the ends of the binding to the bottom of the fleur de lis piece and added a few upholstery tacks around the edge to finish it off. 
It's BIG...about a foot long and probably about 5 or 6" wide.

diy animal print tassels and fringe
You may have seen this pair of tassels I made in my armoire post.
I used various fringe and glued it to hand painted wooden pieces to make a tassel.

This one started as a wooden lamp base, it's realllly big, about 20" long. 
I painted and hot glued coiled boullion fringe to the bottom. 
I had two but only have a pic of one of them.

This tassel is made from turkey feathers. It's a really bad pre-digital photo
but just goes to show you can create tassels from anything!

You would think turkey feathers are just kind of plain and brown but they really are beautiful!
They have almost an animal print look on some and others have an amazing iridescent look....very cool for plain ole turkey feathers!

This tassel was pretty big as well, about 15" long

Thank you for reading about my tassels!

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