Don’t Toss the Tassel

Do you know where any of the tassels from graduations are?  Until a few years ago I didn’t know where mine were.  Well, I guess I knew they were somewhere at my parents.  God bless my mom because she kept everything at their house.  

It’s been almost 20 years since I last lived there and she had tried numerous times to have my brother and I go through things but I never really did.  This summer I was finally ‘forced’ to go through what I think is the last of what was in my room that needed to leave their house.  

Oh the treasures I found!  Posters of Ryne Sandberg, Michael Jordan, BJ Armstrong, Bon Jovi and sooo many New Kids On The Block items.  I whittled it down to 1 box and that box is now in my craft room waiting a permanent spot with me.  

Several years ago my mom gave me a pack of clear glass ball ornaments that had my graduation tassels in them.  The loop of the tassel is actually what loops to the tree to hang it with.  Each year I pull them out and say this year I will decorate or label them.  Each year they went back in the box just as I pulled them out.

Not this year!  This year I actually did it.  I’m done saying someday so much.  

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Working with ball ornaments and vinyl is tricky.  There is a way in the software to have your image or text curve but it’s more time consuming.  If you are looking for quick and simple then I’d recommend the flat style ornament.

 Flat Ornament

For one stop shopping you can get your Oracle 651 for this project too.

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These type of projects are pretty quick once you have the logo and text figured out.  Getting your design set is typically the most time consuming aspect.  Once it’s set the cut and application is quick.  


There are so many things you can do with ornaments.  You can shred an invitation or paper memento and put it in, or pieces of a baby blanket or hospital wristband from the birth of your baby or adding pictures of a loved one no longer with us.  

If you don’t have the tools to DIY a special project but would like one done I can help you!

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