While on my surf time a few weeks ago I stumbled on a great none-sew design for a garland, to me though they are tassel's and so here is the step by step guide to how I made them. Please use it and let me know how you get on, have you added anything to make them better?
In my lunch break I made my way to "The fabric warehouse" a warehouse? no, however there was lots of fabric, not too pricey as well which is always a bonus. I bought four colours of pure cotton which (fingers crossed) won't fade too much outside.
It all came to £4.87 so a cheap crafty project
To make the tassells I first of all ironed the fabric to keep it nice a flat. I then cut out rectangles 24" by 30" then folded then in half
I then turned the fabric round and rolled it up keeping it as tights as possible
Once rolled I folded it in half and then with a spare bit of fabric I tied it up at the top and then pushed the fabric through to secure it. I then pushed some natural binders string through them and asked hubby to help me put them up. I asked him if he liked them..... "they are nice" ........I then asked A(4 years old) "I don't like them mumma, they are just a bit silly" well at least he tells me what he really thinks. Me though, well I love them and enjoy watching them move in the wind
PS Poem by Linda Marie Van Tassell