Okay, let me just preface this by saying how under-qualified I am to give a tutorial. I am doing this because I have had several requests for a how-to and I am generous with my knowledge. The tassel above is Amy's. I told her how to do it and I took pictures along the way. If there are any gaps in my directions or you are confused about a certain part, please let me know.
First, you need to gather all your supplies: a topper, various fringes, ribbon, fabric glue(I used Allene's), and a hot glue gun. I would do this first part at a store to see how much of the body or main fringe that you need. I just rolled it a bit and held it to the bottom of my topper to see how much I needed. Then you just cut the amount you need.
Roll the main fringe and glue as you go along.
Roll and glue, roll and glue...
When you are finished with that step, sit it to the side a bit to 'set-up' or let the glue dry.
Then take your hot glue gun and squeeze the glue onto the top of the rolled fringe.
Hold to the bottom of the topper.
The next part is optional. If you want to add ribbon loops, then glue one side of the ribbon and bring the other side up, forming a loop and glue it to the first part of the ribbon.
Press the ribbon with the hot glue gun to avoid burning your fingers. *This part was Amy's idea, you don't want to know what I did with the ribbon. She definitely saved y'all a few steps!!
Take your next trim and hot glue around the top of the tassel part, covering where you glued the ribbon loops. You can do as much or as little here. Its up to your personal preference.
Tie a ribbon at the top and you are ready to hang!! See how cute Amy's tassel looks on her kitchen hutch. You can use almost anything for the topper. I think it would be easiest to use something that you can loop ribbon thru or tie onto, like our pear. Additionally, I think if you found something that did not have a loop, you might could drill a hole in it then tie your ribbon on. I think I am going to get my husband to drill a small hole into my birdie and glue a small eye hook in it.
I hope this helps!! Let me know if you make a tassel, I would love to come visit and see your handiwork. Happy Tasseling!!