Anyone else love a good tassel? For me, I love how they add personality, texture, and a bit of coziness to a space. They’re also a great way to add in a pop of color!
I knew I had to add them in when designing Lenna’s nursery. I wanted the room to feel cozy and playful, and tassels were the perfect touch! I used them to add detail to a few bins she has in her closet, but they can be used for things like earrings, bookmarks, garland, wall decor, and so much more!
And the best part? They’re inexpensive and SO easy to make! For Lenna’s room, I used embroidery floss I picked up at my local Joann, but you can also find it at just about any craft/hobby store.
Since I quickly breezed through the process without taking any photos, I’m going to show you how to make them yourself using yarn I have leftover from another project. You can use any type of material you’d like. Even fabric!
Okay, let’s get to it. Here’s what you’ll need:
- String/Yarn (or whatever material you’d like to use)
- Something about 4x4 to wrap your material around
First, you’ll wrap your material around your 4x4 piece until you get your desired thickness.
Cut the wrapped material free from the rest of the strand, making sure your loose end is at the bottom of your tassel.
Then you’ll carefully slide the material off of your 4x4 piece and tie a separate piece around the top portion. I like to leave this piece as long or longer than the tassel so that when trimmed to length, it blends better.
Then you'll take another piece of material to thread through the top loop you've just created. This will allow you to hang the tassel.
After the knot is tied and trimmed, I like to hid the knot inside of the loop. Cut the bottom of the tassel so that you have loose ends instead of a big loop. And there you go! Quick and easy tassels!
Again, for my project, I used embroidery thread. This tutorial is done with yarn, but I think it's a great way to show that you can make these tassels with any material you have on hand!
Be sure to share with us your completed tassel projects in the comments below! Thanks for stopping by! :)
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