Does it seem like I’ve been talking about our Patio Refresh forever?!? I guess I got carried away with the DIY projects on this space, but sometimes I just can’t help myself. And when the mood strikes, I have to ride that wave out. And even though it’s taken me a month to post them, I actually whipped them all out in a single afternoon. Quick and simple is the name of the game around here, remember?!
When we added the black and white striped umbrella to the patio, I picked up a lumbar pillow from Ikea in the same color scheme to unite the space. But he looked a little sad and plain…so of course I had to zhush him up. I immediately thought of Kristin’s tassel pillow, and decided to do something similar.
Holding the end of the strands, wrap the string around the folded cardboard until you have the desired fullness.
Tip: Your folded cardboard will represent the final length of the tassel.
Hold the strands on the folded end in place, and cut the strings on the open end. I don’t recommend trying to take photos while doing this step. #justsayin
Cut another longer piece of string, and tie it tightly around the middle of the strands.
Fold the strands together, keeping the longer piece separate, and wrap another piece of string around the top, while holding all the pieces together tightly. Tie and trim. You may need to give the ends of your tassel a little haircut to even them out, as well.
Thread one end of the middle string in the embroidery needle, and poke through corner of pillow fabric.
Tie it tightly in place, and trim excess string.
It’s a subtle touch, but really unites all the pillows…and the detail makes the space feel more custom. Expect to see more tassels (and their baby sister…the pom-pom) appear inside my house soon!
And that, my dears, concludes the DIY patio projects! Who wants to come hang in the colorful spot with me?!