Monday, August 24, 2009

Plastic Surgery for Tassels

I recently scored these hunter green tassels circa 1985 at a yard sale for 25 cents each. I loved the toppers and the fluffy fullness they had...and the price was just right. Not loving the color so much, but I thought maybe a little nip and tuck would do wonders. So, they came home with me.



A little of this and a little of that, a smidge of hot glue, and several burned fingers later...this is what I came up with.





I like them, even though I can see still some of that lovely green peaking through. I chose some pretty bright colored trim that I hope will ,not only compliment them, but camouflage that color too.



It's not designer decor, but for two quarters...I can live with it. In the words of Project Runway's Tim Gunn..."Make it work!"

This post is also linked to Kimm at Reinvented for Trash to Treasure Tuesday!



29 comments:

Kristina P. said...

You can attach them to pasties, and go to town!!

Della said...

What??? How could you not like their color? They would match perfectly with Harvest Gold tassels. :)

Susan S. said...

Wow....what a great transformation! They look awesome. :)

Jenglamgirl said...

Hello there Amanda-

It is tasselreffic, I love what you did and how it turned out. Very creative!

Melissa Miller said...

Love it! I have thing for all tassels. You did a great job . :)

Splendid Things said...

Cute~ I made my 1st tassel a few weeks ago and loved the way it turned out. It was fun to make too!
Are you a Project Runway fan???? I absolutely love it!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

In the words of Christian Siriano, "That's fierce." ;)

I think you did great...esp. considering you only paid 50 cents!! I think they are so pretty. You have such a way of turning ugly into fab. ;)

No one around here does tassels. I bet they'd think I'm weird if I put some out. I'm okay with that, I guess. ;)

Girly Stuff said...

You are on fire! What's up with all the projects? Where have you found your "git up and go" lately? I need some.

Cute Tassels. A little nip and tuck and no silicone involved.

Rambling Girl said...

Big change! Love em even better now!

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

Wonderful job Amanda! It turned out super cute! I think you went from 1985 to 2009...fabulous!!

Hugs,
~Victoria~

southerninspiration said...

hey I have some just like that that could use their own little makeover...thanks SO VERY much for the inspiration!!!

Suzanne

Simply Stacey said...

Cute. Good idea. I almost bought some at a thrift store the other day and was going to spray paint them just to see how they would turn out. But they were too pricey...if I could come across a deal like yours I would give it a try. (See how daring you have made me!!!)

Better After said...

Nice! Adios hunter green! :)

Lee Laurie said...

I like them so much better now! Great job! Yes we need to get together one day! We went to the coast this past week end for a getaway and when we came back through Hattiesburg, I thought about you!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Angie said...

Great redo for a great price! My kind of project!

jenjen said...

What a great project. I love it. You are so creative!

XOXO
Jen

Lisa said...

It's beautiful!! I can't believe it's the same tassel!!

Lisa B.

Teresa said...

Love what you did with the tassels! I think the dark green just makes those peachy colors pop even more. Fabulous!

And I love your philosophy on beauty.

~Kristen~ said...

Fabulous!!! Can't bet it for .50 !!! :-)

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Love the Tim Gunn impression. Haha, he's the best. And girl, I'm really liking your tassel beauties. You see beauty in the beasts I must say. I probably would have walked right on by and then kicked myself because they had such potential.

I got my pumpkins yesterday! I was so excited!! I can't wait to decorate with them and they were sooooo cute in their little bags and ribbon. Thank you so much again!

The Brannon Family said...

I don't know how you do it. Great makeover! I NEED you to come and decorate my house.

anhesty said...

cute tassels!!!!!!! check out my harness necklace diy tutorial!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

A lil tassel love going on here...perfect!

Michelle said...

And boy, did you ever MAKE IT WORK, girl...love the transformation!

Debbie @ The Shabby Bungalow said...

Wow what a transformation - you are soooooo clever.
Thanks for your kind comment on my blog - just what I needed as hubby came home from work today to say he is being made redundant :( xx

Frugal Jen said...

Great transformation!

Renee said...

Great project!!!!what a great transformation! They look awesome....thanks
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Reenee
Are you scared to be alone at home need security

Pam Walter said...

Wow! What a transormation. I would not have thought to change to look of a tassle by adding other trims. Thanks for the idea! www.satisfiedsole.com

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Way cool, those tassels needed some kind of miracle, and I'd expect nothing less from you!! Love the added colors.

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