I cannot believe we are now approaching 2018! I have a really good feeling about this coming year. Although this year was wonderful, and honestly really life changing for me, 2018 can only be better. The best way to start your year is with a smile on your face and a celebration of the future. This DIY New Year Tassel Banner will be perfect for any NYE party with its gold, black and white theme!
I typically blog over at Practical and Pretty, but I pop over here to share DIYs once a month and am so excited to be sharing this one with you!
DIY NEW YEAR TASSEL BANNER
- Assorted Glitter Cardstock pack
- Hot glue gun
- Embroidery Floss
- 12 jump rings
- Strong grip mat
Navigate to this link for the file in Design Space! The great thing about Design Space is that it is so simple to change the year to any year.
Place your cardstock on a Standard Cricut Mat and load it into your Cricut Machine. If using an Explore be sure to change the dial to ‘Custom’. This will prompt you to choose ‘Glitter Cardstock’ when you are about to cut. If using a Maker, then select ‘Glitter Cardstock’ when specifying your material type.
Once you get them cut, super glue each part together. You will place the white squares on the black, then the gold numbers on top of the white.
Next, make your tassels. To do this, you will put your embroidery floss around four fingers.
Take a jump ring and loop it through the top of the floss.
Cut the floss on the opposite end of the jump ring and tie it off with an end of the floss.
At this point I put a jump ring around the tied area to make it look a bit more finished.
Next, trim the edges to all match.
Next, loop another jump ring through the top ring and then tie a circle of floss through that jump ring. I found the loop being about 1.5” was about right!
Then hot glu the tassel onto the back of each number.
I used a hole punch on each side of the banner numbers to loop more embroidery floss to hold up my banner!
I really loved how this turned out and I feel like it’s just the right amount of festive to any casual or fancy party!
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