this is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own (I'm weak for crafting kits!!)
I love crafts! Part of the fun of crafting is taking an idea and tweaking it just a little so that you’re creating something new. I love that part of the creation process. Today I want to show you how I took some tissue paper tassles (you know you’ve seen them around – I love them!) and used them as a gift bow, so I created a Tassle Gift Bow, and I love it!
So cute, right?! The best part is that it’s super simple to make – I used a craft kit and just modified it a little.
Did you know that Michaels has great basics and kits in stock?? You can find them on the endcaps near the scrapbooking aisles, and it’s all drool-worthy! The Recollections brand is Michael’s line, and I love all that it has to offer!!
I started with the tassle kit – and instead of making it into a banner, I used it as a gift bow – I can’t say it enough, I love kits! They make everything so easy!
I do have one tip, because I almost had a craft fail – – see the first tassle I made, on the right? You’ll want to avoid that. That happened when I pulled the sheets of tissue paper apart:
What you need to do is slide your finger between the layers and gently release the layers from each other – slide instead of pull – it’ll make all the difference. Then to make the tassle you roll it up like a burrito, with fringe on each end. Then twist it in the middle, then fold it in half and twist some more to create loop. I took pics below to show you what I mean:
I made one in each other, but obviously you can do whatever is calling to you. Next up, I made the little milk jug gift box – – again, a kit! (did I say yet that I love kits?!)
You can just flip it over and there are instructions of how to assemble the box on the back – the kit even includes sticky strips, so really, everything you need is included.
There are tons of cute basics outside of the kits, all in the same general area at Michaels – like premade bows and tags and things to layer and create with – and these cute mini clothespins! I couldn’t not get them 🙂
So to assemble the gift you’ll have your box, a fun clothespin, and a few tassles. I then cut the ends of the tassles so they weren’t too long for my project.
Finally, I used a little hot glue to attach the clothespin to the front of the box. Then I just used the clothespin to hold the tassles – I love how it turned out! Unique and fun, but still easy to make – perfect!