Hi Kenarry Readers! We’re Jennifer and Kitty from RunningWithSisters.com, and we have a trendy and fun project for you –– How To Make An Easy DIY Tassel! Tassels are everywhere, and we are loving them! We’ve seen them on pillows, purses, and even journals! So we decided to make our own Easy DIY Tassel using leftover trims and scraps of ribbon. The result is a beautiful decorator tassel that looks like a million bucks, but costs almost nothing!
We love making tassels because you can use ribbons and bits of trims leftover from other projects. A perfect reason to raid your ribbon stash! And tassels are so easy you can make one in minutes! Wear your tassel on you purse or hang it from a doorknob. You can even tie one onto a keychain!
Here’s a video showing how to make a tassel from start to finish, including a fun way to embellish the top with beads. Follow along with us as we make this Easy DIY tassel, then make your own using the steps below. And remember if you have any questions about the Easy DIY Tassel, just leave us a comment below and we’ll reply. We are here to help!
How To Make An Easy DIY Tassel
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Materials & Tools
- Scraps of trim and ribbon (about 50 pieces, 14″ long each)
- Seed beads
- Sewing needle
- Thread to match beads
1. Start by pulling all your old ribbons and trims out. We keep our leftovers in a big glass jar. And it’s always fun to think of projects that use them up! Look for pieces that are at least 14 inches long. If you don’t have enough leftovers, you can add pieces of embroidery floss, thin ribbon, and yarn.
2. Lay all the trims together, lining up the ends on one side. We took the opportunity at this time to organize the trims a little. That way we didn’t have too may of the same color near each other. We also spread out ribbon types so all the organza ribbons were not clumped together.
3. Fold the cluster of trims in half. Pull out one ribbon to be the tie at the top of the tassel. Slide it through the fold. Pull the ends of the ribbon up around the trims and tie in a knot.
4. Pull a thinner ribbon from the tassel and tie it around the top of the tassel, about one inch from the top. Let the ends hang as part of the tassel.
5. Trim the ends of the tassel. You can make them all exactly the same length if you like. We cut ours a little more randomly so the ends would be more fringy.
6. Your Easy DIY Tassel is done, but why not embellish it a little?! To do this, feed the seed beads onto a needle and thread (doubled and knotted). Make a length of seed beads about 6 inches long.
7. Slide the needle through the top of the tassel then set the needle aside, leaving it attached. Wrap the bead strand around the top of the tassel three times.
8. Sew back and forth between the bead strands to secure them to the tassel. Knot the end and trim.
9. Tie the top sash of the tassel into a loop to hang on a doorknob. Or tie it onto a key ring to make an Easy DIY Tassel key chain!
We love how our Easy DIY Tassel turned out. Are you loving the tassel trend as much as we are? What would you do with this tassel? We’d love to hear from you! Leave us a comment below!
Jennifer & Kitty
Jennifer and Kitty O’Neil are sisters and authors of several books including Steampunk Chic: Vintage Flair From Recycled Finds. Their crafting, decorating, and flea market articles have appeared in Woman’s World, Craft Ideas, and Create and Decorate magazines and on the web sites of Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, and HGTV. Their detailed craft videos can be found on Curious.com and YouTube. The O’Neil Sisters share their enthusiasm and their fresh approach to crafting and decorating on their blog, RunningWithSisters.com.