I’ve been making new bird mobiles for the last couple of weeks. When I first started making these about 6 years ago, they were fairly basic birds, without a lot of embellishment. Over time, they’ve become more elaborate. This time I’m aiming for really beautiful, ornamental birds, with lots of flowers and leaves, kind of like a hanging garden.
In amongst the birds, I love to add decorative extras, like hanging flowers, beads and tassels. I’ll have some tutorials about how to make the flower garlands coming up, but for today I thought I’d start with a tassel.
These are super easy to make, and make a cute little decorative element around the house. I love making them for the antique keys or handles I have on my cupboards. In bulk, they also make great garlands.
For small tassels, embroidery thread works well. These examples are about 4cm long. For larger tassels, you could use yarn.