I made 2 reversible table runners. One side has Christmas holly with shiny gold thread appliqueing holly berries and leaves in the center of the runner. The opposite side has snowmen (my godmother collects non-christmasy snowmen or snowwomen for the wintertime).
I added beads to each end instead of tassels. The beads are attached on a button, and can come off the button to put the runner in the wash! I think they turned out pretty good!
Large Table Runner Snow-people side
Large Table Runner Holly
Small Table Runner
Applique, much better in person
Side 2, sorry for the sideways pics