For a while I had a simple leopard table runner for the dining room, until I was down to the wire finishing up my bedroom for the One Room Challenge. I didn't want to make yet another run to Hobby Lobby, and the runner was the perfect size to make two lumbar pillows, so rather than purchasing new fabric it was sacrificed for the greater good.
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Meanwhile, my table has been seeming a little empty. I've had an eye out for a new runner, but nothing I could find ready-made was quite "me." The leopard really was a perfect "neutral" that added a touch of pattern to the space, so I decided to go for round 2, but step the design up a notch this time.
This was just about the easiest project ever, and didn't take much time at all.
I used 1/2 yard of fabric and turned the edges under with fusible hem tape. Then, I watched and episode of one of my favorite shows while I made 20 tassels, 2 each with 10 different colors of yarn. ;) If you don't know how to make a tassel, they are SO easy, and I've got a complete tutorial for you here.
Then, I simply used a small dot of of hot glue to attach each tassel to the wrong side of each end, covering that with a length of ribbon for a neater edge.
I did reverse the colors on each end for some variety.
Even if leopard and multi-colors aren't your style, this would be so cute with tassels all in one color (hot pink!), or even with any choice of fabric mixed with colors to complement your home. The possibilities are endless!
I love the little bit of whimsy the colored tassels add!
Let me know if you try this project, I'd love to know what combo you come up with!