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A five-minute project that’ll make your friends say, “Wow! That’s cute!”
Did you know I do live videos to start each workday? Did you also know there are times I have no idea what I’m going to take 5 minutes before I go live?
Well, one of those times, the idea for a quick project turn out to be a hit on Pinterest!
Yep, these little book page tassels made in minutes is super popular.
First, let’s get to my book page disclaimer.
My old book disclaimer! I had reservations about using old books for crafts. We have 3 boxes of books gathered over the years, bought at yard sales and thrift shops stored in the garage. Most were not in good shape when I bought them. Many were green and blue for decorating a bookcase—the more tattered and torn, the better. We’ve moved the books several times, but for many years, they sit in storage. I had to get rid of some due to mold…yuck. But now that I’ve found some creative ways to reuse them, I feel we can love them all over again in their new life.
Now that’s out of the way,
Supplies to make a book page tassel
a page from a book
piece of twine about 12 inches long
Just How Easy?
I’m including written steps or click here to watch the live recorded video or if you want it fast, check out the time-lapse video below.
First, tear the page from the book. I liked the torn edge, but you can trim the paper if you wish.
Second, fold the paper in half bring the top to meet the bottom. Then fold in half again.
Now, if you left the torn edges, start cutting from that edge into the paper folds, stopping about one inch to 3/4 of an inch from the other edge. This step makes the tassel part.
I’ve recently started making the loop that hangs the tassel first. I cut a piece of twine approximately six to eight inches. Then make a simple knot in each end.
When I start wrapping the twine to hold the tassel together at the top. I hold the two knots in place and wrap them in with the paper, yarn, or twine tassels.
To add the top, start wrapping the twine around the top several times. Tie then make a loop for hanging your cute book page tassel.
The time-lapse video about making the tassel
Fun ideas to use the page tassel
Use as napkin rings for your book club.
Use a larger book and several pages to make a larger tassel and place it in your home decor.
Add to gift wraps for, well, anyone!
Here’s a collection of other tassels and another book page project created over the years.
If you checked out the live project created on Facebook or didn’t, we have a creative crafting live project on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 am Arizona.
You are welcome to join us around the craft table. I do take requests as well. We sometimes do live workshops and create online. It’s loads of fun, and elbows are allowed on the craft table.
Check these other book page projects
- Use a collection of thrift store books to make a farmhouse file box and help organize your daily life.
- Create a wall of book page art or simply use an extra-large thrift store frame if you don’t want to give up a whole wall.
- This book page project actually uses the whole book, well, several books.
Read any good books lately?
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