Diwali Bells

This is a simple and fun way to make a sparkly decoration for Diwali with homemade woolly tassels.

Skill Level

Beginner

Time to Make

45 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed

Yes

How to Make

  1. Stick some strips of glittery tape onto a paper cup to make a stripey pattern. Stick gems between the tape to add some more decoration.
  2. To make a tassel, unravel about a metre length from a ball of coloured wool. Hold your fingers out flat, then start winding the end of wool around them. Keep the wool attached to the ball while you do this. After 10 loops, slide the wool off your fingers and cut the end. Thread a 20cm piece of wool through the top of the loops and tie a knot; this piece of wool keeps the loops tied together and can be used to hang the finished tassel. Tie a short piece of ribbon around the top of the loops to make the tassel shape. Trim the ends if you need to.
  3. Make a small slot through the cardboard base the cup using scissors. Cut a 40-50 loop from thin ribbon, fold it in half to make a loop then push both ends through the slot. Pull down both ends of the ribbon the cup and tie a knot. Tape over the knot inside the cup to hold it securely in place.
  4. Tape the tassels inside the cup so they hang down.

Top Tip

You can vary the size of the tassels by using more or less wool. For a bigger stripe, make 15-20 loops around your fingers. To make a smaller size, wrap the wool around 2 or 3 fingers. You could try using several coloured wools to make a multi-coloured tassel.

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