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Weight on Tables

Come your next backyard dinner, these tassels will keep the wind from blowing your tablecloth into the neighbor's pool.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2007


  • Colored raffia

  • Cardboard

  • Scissors

  • Sewing kit

  • Decorative buttons


  1. Wrap strands of colored raffia around a 3 1/2-by-2-inch piece of cardboard several times.

  2. Thread a piece through the top; knot. Cut raffia bottom to create fringe.

  3. Place a fishing weight inside bundle toward top; tie a knot below using more raffia. Knot ends to form a loop. Make four tassels total. Sew decorative buttons onto each corner of the tablecloth for hanging.

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