Saturday, January 03, 2009

I can't stop making these!

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I wanted to make one tassel and I had so much fun I ended up making 4 of them!  Now I want to run out to the store and buy more ribbon and trim to make more!  
Each one takes on a different personality and it's hard to choose a favorite!
I was looking around my home for materials to make more and I thought my little white bird salt and pepper shakers from Target would look cute (above).  Then I found a large blue egg and made one from that (below).
The egg above is Lauren's favorite but I think I like the nest the best (oh how cute, that rhymes). Do you have a favorite?  

I have some faux lemons and I'm thinking black and white checks would look darling with those!  

If you want to make some for yourself I found this easy tutorial (click here).  

90 comments:

Bambi said...

Love your tassels, Cindy! Aren't they fun. And you can use them anywhere! I think the lemon with black/white would be really cute! Just my style.

Essemia said...

Yes, I so have a favorite. The first one with the little bird. I just love birds and must try to find some for this coming summer. Hope you have a nice weekend.
Love Elzie

Glenda said...

Really cute. I like the first one.

Ciao

Gayla said...

Oh, how beautiful.... I think I love the little bird one the most... but all of them are so pretty. I think you need to make a valentine one!!! and St. Patrick's... and oh, they are limitless... Love them.

Ali said...

Cindy, I didn't know you were making tassels! I want to try making a few too, but I've told myself I MUST finish up my other projects first (I swear I have adult ADD). I really love the first one, what a sweet little bird! Is he made of wood?

Your tassels are lovely.

--Ali

Cathy said...

I have been enjoying your blog. Thank you for the link for the tutorial! I have been wanting to try one for awhile now!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Ali, I made these all yesterday afternoon! I think the bird is made out of resin or something but it looks just like wood. I bought him last year and I wish now that I would have bought more.

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Cindy, These tassels are adorable-Why don't you consider making them to sell. In fact I bought one in pink and I just love it. I'll show you one of these days. I've seen these before and there are so many things you can make tassels with. GREAT JOB!

Jessica Ramey Designs said...

These are darling! Thanks for sharing!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Cindy, those are adorable! It seems that so many people are making tassels these days. I haven't tried it out yet, but they sure are cute.

Carolyn said...

I love the first one the best but they are all nice.
Carolyn

Mimi said...

Cindy, if making tassels will keep you home and out of trouble...make them to your heart's content! :)

Anonymous said...

They are all so beautiful. I can't decide between the first two as my favorite though. I think they would be wonderful to accent a gift bag or atop a gift box. I'm going to a wedding soon. I think I'll give it a try.

Thanks for sharing!

~B

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Very pretty! You should sell them!

Manuela

Liz said...

Those are way cute! Thanks for the tutorial. I want to make a couple myself. : )

~Liz

Anonymous said...

I adore all of them! But #3 does really speak to me:-) Thank you soooo much for the link to the tutorial, I have seen those here and there on people's blogs and I have wanted so badly to know where I could get one. (I live in Canada and so many place do not deliver to us way up here.) But this is way better, I will make them for me and my girls, too, as gifts!! Hugs, ~cindy s~

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Beautiful Cindy! I'm working on a new line of tassels to sell in my boutique. I love, love making them too! They're too much fun and you can get so creative with them. Have a great weekend!

i cant sew said...

if i ever get time i will try that out. but your are divine and i dont think mine would look like that!! well done
%*_*% rosey

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

They are all beautiful! The first two are my favorites! Great job! Thanks for the tutorial link!

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

I love tassels,hard to pick a favorite though...ok...maybe the bird salt/pepper...no...maybe the nest...no...just have to love them ALL ...and your blog!

Ginger said...

They all turned out so pretty, but I think I like the nest the best too. I clicked on the tutorial blog but after reading the directions, it sounds too complicated for my simple mind. lol.
Ginger

Tracy said...

What a great idea! I was just looking at some tassels in a store to use on my curtain tie-backs and they just didn't "do it for me", so I guess I will try making my own. Thanks for the inspiration, as always!

cityfarmer said...

I'm drooling....slobber, slobber.

Wish I could snap my fingers and hae one hanging from my bedroom door.

cityfarmer said...

p.s. I'm now a follower of your blog

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh Cindy..they are so lovely!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial..I bookmarked it!!!

I hope you have a Wonderful New Year!
Hugs,
Robin

Susan said...

These are wonderful...and the possibilities endless!

sharla*** said...

Can't decide between the first birdie or the white one. They are all very cute!

Terri and Bob said...

I love them all... but I am very partial to black and white and I adore lemons! So, I am guessing your still-to-be-made creation would be my favorite!

ksarra said...

I always get the BEST ideas from your blog, thanks Cindy. I went to a little shop that had some cute tassels made from vintage salt and pepper shakers. Wouldn't that be a great use for them when one of the pair gets broken? Keep those creative ideas coming, LOVE YOUR BLOG.

Mary said...

I'm partial to birds so the first one is my favorite. I pulled down a pretty bird ornament from my tree and it's going to be my first tassel.
Thanks for posting the link to the tutorial...never heard of candle cups and sure enought I bought one tonight at ACMoore for .69...
I'll be using the % off coupon to buy a package of 6.
I'll certainly be on the lookout for tassel ornaments.
Love this idea!

elma said...

Oh my favorite is the first one:)

Linda said...

They are great Cindy! I think I like the bird or nest ones best but all are darling. I have a tassel thing, I could have tassels everywhere!
Glad you had fun creating.
Linda

KD said...

Fabulous! New to your blog and ohhhh so glad I stopped by. I will of course be back to see the black and white one with lemons. Posting the tutorial....a dangerous thing! Thanks for sharing.
~KD
www.southernwhimsy.blogspot.com

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Thank you Cindy for sharing these. They are beautiful!! Thanks for the link to the tutorial as well.

Happy New Year CINDY~!!

Blessings,

Sher

Kathy2eggs said...

Your tassels are fantastic...I must try some....little dolls heads would be cute on top....
where's my pink ribbon???
You've started a new craze!!

char72 said...

These are really great. They look like they would be fun to make. I can see one getting "hooked" on making them. I think I like the first one best.
Charlotte

glimpse of my world said...

Love them all... but if you make the black white check.. that is totally up my alley!!

I made one of these out of a tomato salt shaker a few years back.. it is adorable.

Thanks for sharing as always!

TattingChic said...

That is beautiful! I love the one with the little bird the most! They are all darling!!! No wonder you can't stop making them! :)

Berlin Deluxxe said...

I smell a business opportunity in these beauties! Open up an Etsy account so we can all buy some :)

Nicole ~ said...

Cindy, you also make tassels?? Everything you do is wonderful!! I love them all, but I think my favorite would have to be one of the birds, maybe number 1. Thanks for sharing the link to the tutorial.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

They are all fabulous Cindy! You should sell them!!

Hugs,
Amy

SashaKay said...

Now I wanna runn to the store to start tasseling too!They turned out so adorable! I love all three of them!

SashaKay said...

Haha blonde moment i ment i love all four of them!
XoXo.....

Amber said...

Cindy, your tassels turned out beautifully! You did a wonderful job making them for the first time! I think the lemons with black and white would be darling.

Just like you, my husband and I are going to be making our TV debut! But, on TLC instead of HGTV! Home Made Simple is coming this week for 3 days to tape our episode. So fun! (details on my blog...) Know I know just HOW excited you were! ;)

starsfault said...

Why pick just one favorite? (but I am partial to the nest also) I'm thinking I could use several myself. Thanks for the great idea and the link to the how-to post!

Blessings ~ Eileen and the Beautiful Starry Girl.

Anonymous said...

I like the white bird one the best.
You have such great taste, you should rent a space in a shop and sell some of your things. It would be such a fun creative outlet for you.

~elaine~

Brigitta said...

Hi Cindy, Just found your blog through Marja from Rosabeer. I just love those tassels and like you, I like the nest the best. They really give me a springfeeling and that's just what I needed right now so thank you very much!!
Off to read the rest of your blog now!
Brigitta

Villa Luftslottet said...

Love yor tassels, they are beautiful :)
Have a nice sunday:)

villa extra said...

I like them all..I think in America the days have 48 hours instead of 24 in The Netherlands...how can you find the time to do all the things you do?...tell me the secret...kind regards, sylvia extra

Momovthree said...

My favorite is the nest. I just love them, great job!
Michelle

Priscila said...

u should give one away in a giveaway...haha wink wink. What a great idea and fun ! I love the bird one !!! Ur so creative

Cheryl (copperswife) said...

Oh, how pretty! What fun you had making them, too! I like the first one, the one with the lovely bird, the best. Off to check out the tutorial.....

NWlambear aka Tricia said...

These are so adorable. My favorite is the one with the bird...also like the one with birdnest! I've just gotta try make a few of these myself. Thanks for sharing!

Tricia aka NWlambear

Happy New Years.....

desiree@lookiloos said...

Very beautiful Cindy. You never cease to amaze me. You might need to start an Etsy shop!

Tricia Anne said...

Hi Cindy,
Your tassels are precious. I really like the colors you have chosen. They are so soft. :O) I would have to say that the first tassel is my favorite. However, the idea of a lemon and black and white would look fantastic! You have such a good eye!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

How fun! I 'm torn about between the white bird and pom-poms and the one with the nest and eggs.

Thanks for the link!

Lorie said...

They are gorgeous! Thanks for the link to the tutorial!!

Anonymous said...

Ever think of going into the tassle business? You are so creative and it would fund you "treasure" trips. I would certainly buy!!! Happy New Year.
Connie

Kelly said...

Cindy - So pretty! My favorite is the nest. This is likely because my husband and I are in the midst of unpacking, nesting and I am trying to find the perfect Robin's Egg Blue for my new bedroom walls.

~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

Janet said...

The first one with the oh so cute bird is my favorite. I will have to go to the tutorial sometime and check it out..hope it's easy, I need a great dead of the winter project.

Janet

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great job. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be the first one with the bird.

Charmed Eras said...

You are such a talented lady, and a true inspiration. I just love these, the first and second ones are my favorites, but they are all wonderful. Continued success to you, I visit your blog often.

~Esther

rosechicfriends said...

Oh No..I can see another creative project for me to work on now for this year. I LOVE things like this and everyone add their own wonderful twists to them.

Your post reminded me that I have a basket of tassely things with some instructions I had put by the way side. Seeing your beautiful creations and those wonderful instructions has inspired me to get going and create some tassels for myself and friends. FYI: I have also made tassels with smaller clay pots too as the base.

I think my fav is your birdsnest one!

Blessings...Lorena

ann said...

Oh Cindy,these are precious and I love the birds...Ann

Barbara said...

I love this. They are beautiful!

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Oooh, I want to make some of those! I love anything with birds, or that's bird related. Got to get Robert going on my gardening/craft room and I'll be all set.
Brenda

Betty said...

Cindy,
I am so pleased that you came by to visit...

I thoroughly enjoyed reading many of your postings....

Blessings....Betty

Anita said...

I can see why you can't stop making them, Cindy! They turned out fabulous! They're so beautiful, you've made me want to make a few. I love the fat little bird in the first one, but I'd have to say overall, I like the nest and s&p shaker one the best! Sorry, couldn't narrow it down to just one. Thanks for showing them and inspiring us!

Maureen said...

Oh, they are beautiful. I can't wait to get started. I spent a ridiculous amount of money on one this fall. Now, I can make my own! Thanks for the post.

texasdaisey said...

Those tassels are beautiful. What a neat way to make them different.
Debbie

kayleeg2005 said...

how do we make these?
there beautiful!!!!!!!!

Denise said...

WOW........they are all pretty but I think I love the first one with the bird the best....

Pink Slippers said...

Very pretty and fun. I like the bird salt & pepper shaker one the most. But like you said, they each have a different look.

tam said...

Great idea! Yours turned out so pretty! I love the salt and pepper shakers!
~Smiles~Tam!

The White Bench said...

Love to make tassels, too!!!!! Yours are gorgeous, I especially love the nest! And the little bird...
Monica.

Lisa said...

Your tassels are so pretty. My favorite is the white bird.

Jen r. said...

Those tassels are adorable!

Julie said...

How cute is that for Easter!!!!!

Melissa Miller said...

Do you sell these beauties? If so I would like to purchase a few. They are gorgeous! :)

Elizabeth G. said...

Pretty! Pretty!! How did you come up with those? Just lovely!

Elizabeth

Elizabeth G. said...

Pretty! Pretty!! How did you come up with those? Just lovely!

Elizabeth

Bella Casa said...

They're gorgeous, love that bird's nest one and that egg one is perfect for Easter!

Happy New Year!

Bella
Bella Casa blogs

bybethearringart said...

Oh, I think these are too lovely, I especially like the nest & tassle design, just beautiful!! Elizabeth. How do you find the time to read all your comments? Are there enough hours in the day, wow!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy
Thanks for the link about the tassels. I can't wait to make one of my own.
Cheers Erica

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Adorable tassels, Cindy! I'm loving the little white Target' birdie one bestest!!!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Becky from Tennessee said...

Cindy, your tassels are BEAUTIFUL!
I went to the website and copied the instructions....thanks so much
for sharing. I have no idea where
I will put them or what I will use
but I'm excited about beginning.
I think they would make great
gifts, don't you? Becky

Belinda said...

Your tassels are absolutely beautiful! Wow! You did a fantastic job with them...they look like they came from a fancy schmancy boutique gift shop. :-) If you get really addicted to making them, you could start selling them. :-)

Susie Q said...

These are just adorable! I love the one with teh little nest...it looks just like our nest of baby Robins from this past Spring!

I loved seeing all of your projects from 2008. You are amazing Cindy!

Love,
Sue

Anonymous said...

good morning
your blog is very nice and ramantic! I like it,your are in my favorite.Have a good day
ANITA from PARIS.

Cindy said...

Hi Cindy
I just happended to stumble on your site while looking for wedding center pieces for my daughter. Needless to say I got carried away at this beautiful site. I'll certainly check it out better when I get home from work.
I noticed "Lauren" was 16! How strange I was thinking of my sister Lauren today!
I'll be back for sure.
Cindy Lou