Karianne from Thistlewood Farms is back transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary -AGAIN! Here she has taken some old faucet handles and turned them into cute decorative tassels for your furniture. Think outside-the-box? Yes! Brilliant? Absolutely!
Can you believe this tassel started with a faucet handle?
A faucet handle.
Isn’t life wonderful?
I wonder what their faucet life was like before……these simple unassuming faucet handles?
A life full of the monotonous day-to-day.
Full of water and cement walls and hoses and hot summer days and turning…..
…..sigh…..the endless turning.
And while those faucet handles were spinning….
…..they probably never imagined that they would go from this……
Step 1: Spray paint your faucet handle
I spray painted mine white….but you could use any color.
Step 2: Cut burlap into strips
Each strip should be approximately 1 inch wide and 14″ long.
Don’t go any larger than an inch or it won’t fit through the holes in the faucet handle.
When you’re done….your burlap strips should look something like this.
I cut approximately 25 strips of burlap.
Trim edges and any hanging strings.
Step 3: Cut strips of ribbon.
The ribbon is about 1/4″ wide.
I cut it the same length as the burlap….approximately 14 ” long.
Step 4: Thread the ribbon through the holes in the side of the faucet handle
Fold ribbon in half.
Insert folded end through hole and insert the ends through the loop.
Pull until tight.
Tie a knot to secure.
Step 4: Next, thread the burlap through the holes in the side of the faucet handle
Fold burlap in half.
Insert folded end through hole next to the ribbon and insert the ends through the loop.
Pull until tight.
If the burlap is a little challenging (as burlap sometimes can be)….
another suggestion is to just knot the burlap to the opening on the faucet.
Continue with steps three and four until you have the fullness of tassel you want.
Step 5: Tie a piece of ribbon to the top of a cabinet knob
This is your hanger.
Tie to the top of the knob and then tie a knot in the two ends.
Then screw the cabinet knob into the opening in the very center of the faucet handle.
Fluff your tassel and hang.
Faucet handles of the world…..rejoice.
Your day in the spotlight has arrived.
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