Davina here - In my family we have a seasonal tree that we make decorations for each new season as a way to welcome the changing weather and festival occasions that go alongside it. Its a really lovely way to teach children about the changing seasons and a great excuse for some family crafting. Last summer we made mini vases out of jars and hung them on the tree with small flowers inside them. This summer I thought it would be nice to make ribbon decorations inspired by May Day celebrations use of ribbons and bright colours.
How to make Simple Ribbon Tassels
- Choose a size for your tassel and cut each colour of ribbon double that size. I layered my 8 different coloured ribbons on top of each other and then cut them together to ensure they were the same size and to save time.
- Fold in half and peg together to hold in place near the top of your bundle.
- Wrap thread around the ribbons about a 1 cm from top. Wrap it tightly and knot several times.
- Cut a new piece of thread and insert through ribbon tassel loop at top (where the fold is).
- Use this thread to tie onto seasonal tree.
- Once hung try to twist ribbons a bit to make them flare out.
This is one of a series of May Day inspired Crafts. More coming next week. If you are planning on celebrating the coming of summer please let us know how - we love to hear new traditions.
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