I started by wrapping black yarn around a piece of cardstock that I cut about 5 inches long by 2 inches wide. I pulled the yarn off of the cardboard and tied a separate piece if yarn in a knot around the top, creating a little loop. Then I cut the bottom part of the circle so I had the stringy, tassel look.
I bought some number stickers from Joann Fabric to add the 2027 touch. I stuck the stickers to a piece of black cardstock. Then I cut that out and hot glued it to the yarn.