I have been using the spindles to keep my lace on, like the one above.
This is what the plain spindle looks like.
I primed and painted, then sealed using modge podge.
There is a hole at the top and this is where I pulled a piece of ribbon thru using a very long doll needle. You have to have a way to hang the tassel and so this is a necessary step. Tie a knot at the inside end or use a small dab of glue so the ribbon does not come out and is secure.
I am sorry if the ribbon is difficult to see. It's cream colored like the painted spindle, but it's there.
Beginning at the bottom of the spindle (the fattest part) begin adding fringes and ribbons, one layer at a time with a hot glue gun. You can make ribbon loops, or use straight pieces. This is all up to you and what you like. There are no rules, simply use what you have and be creative. Add as much or as little as you like.
I like to finish with something special like feathers, eyelash trim or paper roses like you see here. I also added roses at the top of the spindle.
Altho I did not do it here, I love to use beadwork too. These are so fun to make. I hope you try one, you will be hooked.
Look how sweet this looks hanging from a lamp. You can also hang them from keys, armoires, knobs, pegs and hooks. Let your imagination run wide, but make sure to have fun.
This tassel can be found on my website, Someplace in Thyme.
UPDATE: this tassel shown today is now SOLD.
I went thru my home and came up with some pretties that I have made and have on my website as well as my etsy under the name SomeplaceInTime. My etsy can be found on my sidebar. I hope you enjoy these pretty pinks. I have no blooms to share this week, it's getting hot here in the desert and so there is not much out there right now.
Love this baby buggy. Wish I had one like it, wouldn't that be fun?
I want to thank Beverly from How Sweet The Sound for doing this again. I love all of my pink Saturday friends and I love your comments too. I hope you have a great week and look forward to visiting everyone.