It’s fiiinally time for my donut project! Today I’m sharing these DIY giant tassels fit for a donut party. They’re big and fun and it just takes a few to make a rad party backdrop. Did I mention they’re pretty darned affordable? Scroll all the way down on this post to get the how-to!
If you haven’t caught on by now ;) Today is National Doughnut Day and to celebrate, Dawn of Revel and Glitter brought 10 of her favorite and oh-so-talented party and lifestyle bloggers together for a week long party blog hop bringing you crafts, parties and recipes everyday!
If you are not familiar with these extremely talented women, head on over and check them out, you won’t be disappointed!
We also have an awesomely sweet pin board Always Time For Doughnuts, full of our favorite doughnut inspired ideas! Eventually, all of our projects will be there so be sure to follow it for lots of sweet inspiration.
Alas, all good things must come to an end (check out day 1 with our giveaway, day 2, day 3, and day 4 projects) and we are bringing you our final fabulous doughnut themed projects, please hop over and check them out for the full tutorials…
DIY tassels for a doughnut party with Lemon Thistle (mine, scroll on down for the tutorial!)
Mini doughnut boxes with A Joyful Riot
Pink doughnut Bundt cake with Lulu the Baker
Thank you for partying with us this week and don’t forget to enter our giveaway, it ends tonight at midnight, PT!
NOW FOR THE DIY GIANT TASSEL TUTORIAL!
If you’re having a donut party (and I encourage you to) or any party that you’d want a backdrop for but don’t want to spend a ton of cash and hours of your time- these giant tassels are your best friend. They make such a statement but are still totally affordable- made from dollar store table cloths!
I made these ones specifically to match my plates and napkins– which are also donut themed, of course! But you can make them any color ever. Then I also had the donuts made to match because I didnt know you could do that and it made my party-loving day.
Ready to learn how?
To make the Giant Tassels, you’ll need:
- Plastic table cloths from the dollar store (rectangular shaped)
- String or embroidery thread
- Spraypaint and a drop cloth
Start by folding your table cloth into long rectangles. They should be as long as you would like your tassel to be. You’ll need to cut the end closest to you so there is no folds. Then, cut fringe into the rectangle, leaving a few inches at the top.
Now, take your rectangle and unfold it once, bunching the uncut part of the fringe and twist it to make a tassel as shown. Use your embroidery thread or string to wrap the tassel and tie off.
Now it looks like you’re done but this next part really makes a huge difference. ‘Fluffing’ the tassel will take it from the size of the tassel on the left to the one on the right… like double! Just make sure you pull each piece apart to separate the ones that were cut together.
When you’re all done, lay them on a drop cloth and use spray paint to mist the bottom of the tassel to add a touch of color. My favorite ones are by far that mint color! It’s so soft that it blends to the white really nicely. I’d definitely recommend using a lighter color like the mint to get that nice blend. The one that worked the least is the fluorescent paint and that’s because it’s not really a finishing quality paint- I think it’s more meant for flagging (but the color is rad).
I actually really loved the mint ones so much I’ve kept them. I’m not sure where they’ll go yet- they were hanging in my office and now they’re in my son’s closet. They’re too fun to get rid of!