HOW TO MAKE GILDED TASSELS

Fun with gold, again. Have you figured out yet that if there is a possiblity for me to paint it gold, I will. I accept myself for my faults, of course, I don't really consider it a fault. I made some simple tassel sculptures or ornaments and the pictures do not do these justice. They are so easy to make and you can adorn them to anything, like as placesetting decor. How perfect are these for an oscar party? Gold is the perfect way to add a little sparkle to your table.

Now, just because I say it is easy, doesn't mean it isn't messy, but you can contain the chaos by coating a baking sheet with foil. If you craft alot (ahem) I recommend saving those ugly old baking sheets for art projects. Don't toss or donate them, just keep the old ones in the craft closet and you will have a ton of uses for them down the line. That is exactly what I did to make these tassels from a little kitchen twine, regular latex paint (to make it hard) and some liquid gilding. *Note: liquid gilding is GORGEOUS, but smells to high heaven, do that part outside. Trust me.

Check out the full DIY over on Project Wedding and have fun. These actually adorned my Christmas tree as ornaments this past year.