My Horrible Attempts at a Tassel

Let's just say I am a lazy crafter...I know, none of you are going to believe me...but I am. I like shortcuts, if I can't do something quickly then I just give up, and I don't like trying new things. I decided to step out of my comfort zone and purchase some mod podge for attempting some paper crafts...which have been somewhat successful, but a week later, are unfinished...and I thought I would try making a tassel. Back during Christmas time I bought this fun blue and white glittery "stuff" to make some sort of seashell tassel for my bathroom. As I started to create the tassel, looking at blogs for ideas, I realized there was a problem...well a few problems. I don't have fringe...I don't have some cool ceramic item to hang the non-existent fringe from...and well, I don't really feel like taking the hot glue gun out to glue items I don't even have. So I improvised...
Tie up the glittery "stuff" with floral tape.
Tie "stuff" to giant starfish with glittery ribbon.
Wind wire around ribbon as a hook that also holds "stuff" to starfish. This is me...not using a hot glue gun...

Ta-da! Well, ain't she gorgeous? She most definitely is not a tassel but is oh-so-pretty!

What are your crafting mishaps and confessions?



26 comments:

  1. Ashley, I really like it.. anything improvised and to your liking is wonderful!! I love the blues from the sea,, and the glitter is great!

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  2. I love it... I wouldn't change a thing! :)

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  3. oh - it's so fun and creative. Wasn't it fun to create?

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  4. Improvise, it's a must. And your new bathroom deco turned out very cute. I like the feathers!
    Have a great day.
    Sandra

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  5. Pretty! I was filling pretty glass jars with easter candy, making sure they looked perfect, I had to eat any pieces that weren't just right! The jars look great but I suffered a little sugar rush~Jacque

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  6. It's cute and very creative! Jen

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  7. It's like a shooting starfish! How cute.

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  8. I love it because you are thinking-outside the box-. All of your things are unique. You truly are creative and not just a follower. Go - girl - go.........

    A 78 year old ooak creator (and still to this day) fannipauline

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  9. I LOVE it! You don't give yourself enough credit. it is super cute.

    thanks so much for guest posting for me the other day. your post was fabulous and informative and I've already been shopping to implement some of your tips.

    just wanted to remind you my blog has moved to www.mychihuahuabitesblog.com

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  10. Aaaa! I would look at those things and NEVER think to put them together and LOOK HOW CUTE!
    I want to hate but I can't.

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  11. Lazy crafting usually leads to the same end as the fussy kind... Very pretty... you just got there the easy way!

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  12. I am definitely a lazy crafter! :) I think your tassel looks GREAT!!

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  13. That's cute. I rarely read instructions or buy what I think I need instead of looking at what I have first. So, I usually need to take something back or buy a missing item. I can't wait until I have a house with more storage spaces, so I can have a more organized craft area!

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  14. I have no talent, and visiting your blog always makes me realize how very uncrafty I am...but that's okay, that makes MORE craftiness for you, right?

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  15. I love to tassel, but you are right about how time consuming and messy it is. Love what you did here! Looks fantastic, and I never would have thought of it.

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  16. Love your starfish tassel! Shortcuts are good. We love shortcuts!

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  17. This is The Nester's philosophy at it's best -- it may not be perfect, but it definitely is BEAUTIFUL!

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  18. Well, I think it's looks pretty. And very beachy and very bath-roomy. And what crafter doesn't LOVE a good shortcut?

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  19. I really like it, I would definitely use it in my laundry room/ 1/2 bath (they are decorated in nautical/beachy theme decor).

    I have definitely done some damage to a few art canvasses recently trying to be all crafty with monograms. (NOT PRETTY) Oh well... LOL

    Cece

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  20. You are so funny! I love your "stuff"!!

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  21. Oh, I think it's cute...and very creative! Wouldn't change a thing.

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