Monday, June 3, 2013

How to make a baker's twine tassel (May Arts DT call)

Hello Blogland.
Anyone that follows my blog and my crafty life knows that I love May Arts ribbon.
Yes all their ribbon.
From the wide 2.5 inch Frayed Flower wired ribbon to the super skinny string burlap.  May Arts has the only fibers this girl needs.  I loved being on their DT this past year and want to return to continue the love.  SO here is my first round audition post for the new DT.

Time for a twine tutorial.
We all have Twine in our stash and here's a new idea to show it off.
Twine comes in all different colors and May Arts baker's twine is THE BEST!  If you never tried May Arts twine you are missing out.  Check out all May Arts Baker's Twine HERE.  It's sturdier then other brands so you can do things with it that you can't do with those others twine.  For example, making these tassels.

1. Gather up the supplies
Twine in chosen color
A model- something sturdy to wrap twine around.  It should be the length you would like the tassels to be (I'm using a tag).

2. Get Started
Wrap twine around the model 20 times.

3. Tie it
Slip twine bundle off of model.  Using another piece of twine, tie a knot by threading the piece through the middle of the bundle.

4. Bind it
To form the tassel, tightly gather all *free strings.  With a piece of thread, you are going to tie a knot at the top of the bundle around all strings.  Then wrap tightly around the knotted area several times and tie again to secure.
(*Free as the one side of the twine that you used to knot the bundle will still be attached to the  spool.  You will want a longer piece to adhere your tassel to things)

5. Snip it
To finish your tassel slip your scissors into the middle of the bundle and at the bottom snip the threads.  Use your scissors to even out the bottom of your tassel.

That's it folks!
Now you made a super lovely baker's twine tassel.
Use them to wrap around a present or replace a bag pull with them.  Makes for a pretty gift.
I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial and try it out.
If you make a twinee tassel I would love to see, so leave me a link in the comments.

May Arts Supplies used:
I hope you also give May Arts ribbon design team call a try.
The company is awesome and so is the team.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You are AMAZING!!! I always love what you do with twine and this is no exception!! LOVE it and pinning it!!!

Annette Allen said...

what a fun idea.. thanks for sharing..

Erica said...

Great idea, Lalo! I like the way you adorned the packages with the tassels!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

This is a perfect tutorial for all those graduation projects you could be making!

StampendousGraphics said...

This is super cute! Love your tutorial, very clear and easy to follow. Terrific projects, as well! Great job!

Donna K said...

Thank you so much for this easy to follow tutorial!! I love it and am excited about a way to use some of that twine that I too have been *collecting*! I found your blog via Sweet Stamp Shop and am now a new follower!

Virginia said...

This is SO genius!! love it, love your graphics too, great photos!!

Virginia said...

This is SO genius!! love it, love your graphics too, great photos!!

Shelly said...

And this is very cool!! Thanks for sharing! :)

Lisa said...

Supah cute Lalo! You are always full of the most creative ideas!!

DeeDee Catron said...

Your tassel looks so super refined and pro!! YAY!

Anonymous said...

I love these tassels!! I'm going to go and make 1 (or 5) right now!