Tuesday, October 7, 2014
DIY Mini Candy Corn Tassel Garland
I have been seeing a lot of Fall Porches and Home Tour posts lately on other blogs. Since I am still working on sprucing up my front porch for the fall, I thought I would share this mini candy corn tassel garland that I made for my chalkboard easel. I don't know about you, but I am in love with everything candy corn and everything with tassels lately. So, I thought... why not combine the two since I wanted something fun to string over my chalkboard easel?
This garland literally took ONE hour to make. That's it. (Unlike the Halloween wreath I am working on right now, that is a little high maintenance... ) It is so tiny yet colorful and cute! Perfect for a chalkboard easel, a mantel or for a party table on Halloween!
I used to be ALL about white chalk... until Brian bought me a pack of colored chalk markers last Christmas. At first I thought, ew... that just won't look as good as a simple plain white chalk design. But, after using the colored chalk for awhile, I've changed my mind. I really love drawing simple yet fun holiday designs on my chalkboard with them! I went with a jack o' lantern and some candy corn (of course).
So, you are probably wondering what to buy to make this garland. In the embroidery section of Hobby Lobby, I selected three different colors of embroidery thread. In the jewelry section, I found these tiny gold circles for $1.99 and I already had some brown twine.
First, loop your embroidery string around a fork (I used a large serving fork) 30 times.
Slide it off the fork. Cut a 4" strip of embroidery thread in the same color and tie one knot around the top of the thread that you just pulled off the fork.
Slide one of the gold rings down one end of the embroidery string and tie two more knots. Cut off the ends if they are longer then the rest of the tassel.
Then you'll have one tassel! Repeat as many times as you want to make more tassels.
Put the tassels on the twine in the order of white, orange, yellow (repeat).
Then, attach it to your chalkboard easel or wherever you want to display it.
I can't wait to put some mums and pumpkins around this chalkboard easel to finish off my fall porch.
I have all of my fall decorations up in the house, but I need to finish dragging up the Halloween decorations. I always decorate twice, once for the fall and then the second time I add the Halloween decorations to the fall decorations. On years that are busy, I just skip the fall decorations and put the Halloween decorations up late! LOL! Whatever works, right?! Hope you are enjoying this fall and are enjoying some cool nights with a cup of #PSL (which I still haven't tried).
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