I absolutely loved this project. I spent an afternoon playing around with my fabric stash and had so much fun... I'm totally hooked and want to make more! They are a really easy way to add a touch of interest/colour to a room or piece of furniture and would also make great party decorations, and by upping the amount of fabric used to make them, they go from being a tassel to a cheerleader's pom-pom... and they don't have to be made in just one colour either, so they are also a great way to use up odd pieces of fabric left over from other projects.
You will need:
Ruler/tape measure (optional)
1. Turn the fabric into strips - snip the fabric at equal intervals and tear the fabric into strips (tearing the fabric will give it a more interesting shabby look, but if you want it a little neater or if the fabric is hard to tear then just cut the strips up with scissors)
**TOP TIP - The length & fullness of your tassel/pom-pom will vary depending on the length & width of the fabric strips and how many strips you use - TOP TIP**
2. Put two strips to one side, they will be used for tying the strips together and as a hanging loop.
3. Lay the remaining strips together and then place one of the spare strips under the centre of the bunch of strips and tie them tightly together, securing with a knot.
4. Take the two ends of the tying strip and knot the ends together, this will create a hanging loop.
5. Fold the strips in half with the hanging loop at the top and hold together.
6. Wrap the second spare strip of fabric tightly around the gathered strips 1-2 inches from the folded end and knot tightly.
7. Shake out the tassel/pom-pom to separate the fabric strips. Trim if needed or to the desired length.
8. Hang-up and enjoy.