I wanted some small white tassels for ties I was adding to a pillow sham, but I could not find what I needed. So why not DIY exactly what I wanted? But now I had learn how to make tassels. Off to the recycle bin I went in search of a piece of cardboard for the template.
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How to Make Tassels
Note: I cut the cardboard template a little longer than I wanted the tassels so I could neatly trim all of them to the same size.
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First I needed to figure out how many wraps to made around the cardboard template. So I wrapped the floss until I liked the size. I recorded the number of wraps I make so I could make them all the same size. Please note that I used the entire skein of embroidery floss for each of these, but if using yarn, twine, ribbon, etc. you will need to note how many wraps to make.
After you have as many wraps around the template as you like, you can either cut it off the template and then tie them or tie them and then cut them off. Remember to cut the ties long enough to be used to attach your tassels to your project.
After tying the wrapped floss together in the center I folded it in half holding the long tie ends and used another piece of embroidery floss to go around the bundled floss about 3/8″ inch from the top and tied it off.
Once they are all made I trimmed them to the same length.
Using the Tassels
I used these white ones on a pillow sham I was making for my daughter’s bed. Her room is still under construction, but it will be a romantic Boho chic oasis once its finished. If you would like to follow along and be swept away into the romantic makeover please check how HERE.
I could not resist sharing this sneak peek of her bedding. I am obsessed with the llama pillow. My daughter designed it herself (you can find her llama pattern HERE). The live edge tables we made from a fallen tree you can learn how we made them HERE.
The 4th of July is right around the corner and I wanted some patriotic napkin rings, but nothing looked good with the bandanna napkins. That is when I thought of making some tassels using red, white and blue embroidery floss. Easy peasy and budget friendly 4th of July decor. Checkout some delicious and super easy desserts for the 4th of July and some quick 4th of July decorations too.
I really love how the these DIY tassels turned out for both projects. It’s so easy to grab some cardboard from your recycle bin and some embroidery floss and whip some up too.
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