I don’t know if you guys have noticed, but I am kinda diggin’ tassels lately! They are so fun and easy to make! I was going through my doilies the other day and found this funky pink one that reminded me of an old fashioned hoop skirt. I thought it would be fun to make it into a tassel that resembled a doll. So, this is what I came up with…
Here’s What You Need:
*Little Wooden Bowling Pins
*Cardboard cut to 5×7
*Ribbon, lace, trim
*Twine or string
The first thing you need to do is paint your wooden pieces. Draw in the hair and paint it in. Then paint the bottom two thirds of the wooden pin like a shirt. Paint the wooden disk the same color as the pin. Set aside to dry. Now you are ready to make the tassel skirt. Take your cardboard and wrap your tulle ribbon around the short side several times. You can also wrap any other ribbons or trims, layering them as you like. Now, fish a bit of twine under the wrapped ribbons and tie a knot at the top. Next, at the bottom, cut through your layered wraps and trim any straggly spots if you need to. Now put some glue on the bottom of the wooden disk and glue the tassel poof to the bottom. Put some glue on the top of the wooden disk and glue the doily to the disk making sure to center the doily with the disk. Put a generous amount of glue onto the top of the doily tassel and glue down the wooden pin. Place a dab of glue on the backside of the pin at the bottom and glue down one end of yarn. Now wrap the yarn around the pin and the doily where they meet until you have the area nicely covered a little less than an inch wide. Now you have your doll. To be able to hang her you will need to twist a small screw eye into the center of her head and loop some ribbon through. Voila!
I have to say, I just adore these darling little ladies! They look fabulous hanging with your curtains on tie backs or even hung from a door knob. Hang them wherever you need a little southern delight. You can completely customize them to your own style too by simply changing their faces, the paint colors, and the fun doilies. So grab up those old doilies you aren’t using and make a fun southern belle for your favorite space! You’ll be plum glad you did!