While I keep my projects fairly simple, they are going to make some fun gifts for my co-workers and friends. Did you catch that? Co-workers? Yeah, my sabbatical is coming to an end, and I have made the final decision to return to Starbucks officially November 2nd. I am not quite ready to completely retire. Having this past year off, has given me an idea of what retirement will be like.... Needless to say, when I officially retire -- I will have a plan [or lots of plans] -- the time flew and I did not really accomplish much. On the other hand I have an additional 10 pounds [ouch] and even more cards in my stash! :)
Anyway, here are my finished ABC projects;
A couple of gift bags embellished with bookmarks with self made tassels.
Here is a tutorial on how I made them;
Cut out 3 bookmarks; one using scrap cardboard [a recycled cereal box] for stability, and 2 more from designer paper of choice.
Using a jar for dispensing the twine [stops it from rolling all over the place], I wrapped the twine around an extra pillow box I had. [You can use just a cut piece of cardboard say 2" wide] Keeping in mind, the more you wrap, the thicker your tassel will be.
Using a separate piece of twine, tie a knot at the top.
Cut the bottom. Using a separate piece of twine, wrap it around just under the tied off top. I used a drop of glue to adhere the end. [no photo of that, oops]
Adhere designer paper to both sides of the cardboard one, make a loop through the top of the tassel, and loop it through the bookmark hole.
Super fun don't you think?
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