DIY Tassel Embellishments
Le 31 July 2015
- 6 skeins of DMC Embroidery Floss in your choice of colors
- Strong crafting glue
- 1 Medium sized jump ring (located in the jewelry findings section of your craft store)
- 2 Jewelry pliers [associated-products]
- Remove the sleeves from one of the skeins of floss
- From the remaining five skeins, cut even lengths of floss measuring approximately one yard
- Starting about one-third the way up the skein of floss tie one of the strands once around (no need to tie a knot)
- Once tied, begin looping the strand around and around the full skein
- Once you have looped the strand around a few times, tie it off as shown
- Now add the second strand color by tying it onto the skein just as you did the first color
- Continue looping the second strand around as shown
- Continue adding color strands and looping until you have looped around the middle one-third of the skein. Be sure to tie off each color strand before moving on to the next color.
- Use scissors to trim off the excess strands
- Bend the skein in half
- Tie on the last color strand as shown
- Loop the strand around as shown and tie off
- Add a dab of craft glue
- Use finger to smooth the loose end into the craft glue. This will ensure that everything stays together and doesn't unravel.
- Trim off the bottom of the skein. HINT: Dip the bottom portion of the tassel into water before cutting. This makes it much easier to cut a clean even line.
- Use pliers to open jump ring
- Thread jump ring through the top of the tassel.
- Attach jump ring to zipper pull and close with pliers.
Make your Own Tassels
Using DMC Thread
I don't think I've ever met a tassel I didn't love. You really can't go wrong with them. The only way to improve on a tassel is if you can somehow make it for less than $3 - then you are a winner. Well, today my friends - you are a winner. Today I will walk you through making the coolest little tassel your eyes ever did see.