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Welcome to Beyond The Grommets: the wonders, wanders and what-nots from The Gift Wrap Company Design Studio. Catchy huh?! We are a diverse group of eight cheeky young ladies who design all the products found in The Gift Wrap Company’s range (lovingly referred to here on out as TGWC, I hope you can appreciate the short and sweet!).

Referred around the company as “The Boston Studio” in actuality we are not in Boston proper but rather about 40 miles west in a town called Hudson. Day in and day out we work together (and quite well I happily report) to keep the product line fresh, be innovative and most importantly to create fun designs you all will love to see adorning our products.

So please check in and enjoy our ramblings while we attempt to inspire, educate and maybe even enlighten about the little bits and bites that happen
beyond the grommets.

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Easy Tassel DIY

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Move over bows! It looks like tassels are ready to take over the top spot as the perfect way to finish off a gift. Here at the studio, we are old pros when it comes to making tassels and wanted to share the quick and easy way we make the ones you see in our catalogs.

Ribbon DIY copy

First, you will want to gather all of your supplies: Twisted Twine in Aqua, scissors, and a cardboard square cut to a preferred size.

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Next, pick up the cardboard and start winding the twine around it. Keep adding layers until it gets to the size tassel that you want (I wrapped the twine around my cardboard at least 100 times).

Step3

After, slide the twine off of the cardboard and thread a piece of twine through the top loops and tie a knot.

Step4

Once the knot is tied, grab the roll of twine again and wrap some around the top of the bundle. You will want to wrap it a few times to keep your tassel secure.

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Finally, take your scissors and cut the bottom loops to make a straight edge.

Tassels

Now that your tassel is completed you can attach it to your gift and sashay off to the party! Remember to get creative with your tassels, using a different type of twine or ribbon can create a fun effect. A tassel made with the Raffia Eggs or Jute Cord would be so adorable!

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Want to skip the hassle? We have a ton of gift bags and tags that come with tassels so that you can always have a flawlessly wrapped gift!

 

As the Creative Coordinator at The Gift Wrap Company, I spend my days planning our trade shows, styling theme shots for our catalogs and a number of oddball things in between. I love experimenting with new ways to use paper and ribbon because the possibilities are endless! By the end of a good day I am usually covered in glitter and have tape stuck somewhere to my body.

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