How Do You Make Clay Pot Tassel Ornaments?
Decorate a Christmas tree with a gardening theme! These simple tassels are made from tiny clay pots filled with raffia. They look amazingly like real tassels when hung from the boughs. Use them on garlands and wreaths as well. Purchase 1- to 2-inch clay pots from the nursery or craft store. Make sure that they have a drainage hole in the bottom. Purchase raffia from the craft store. Wrap strands of raffia around a 4- to 6-inch square of cardboard until you have a fat bundle. Thread several pieces of raffia through one end of the bundle. Tie them off tightly so that you have all the raffia tied together at one end. Cut the opposite end of the raffia with scissors so that you have a pom-pom. Thread the strands of raffia that you used to tie off the pom-pom through the drain hole in the clay pot. The cut ends should be protruding from the mouth of the pot. Tie a large knot close to the drain hole so that the pom-pom won’t slip back through. Make a loop in the drain hole end so that you ca