I see tassels everywhere now and they’re just so darn cute and festive. Whether made out of paper, ribbon, wrapping tissue or cloth, they are fun and easy-to-make decoration for just about anything!
Photos taken from: (Top left) Wrapping tissue tassel garland by Studio DIY, (Top right) Ribbon tassels by Martha Stewart, (Bottom left) Yarn tassel gift wrapping ornament by Two Live Colorfully, (Bottom right) Scrap fabric tassels by The Red Thread
So I decided to make some for my daughters’ bedroom to spruce up a blank wall. Materials I used are the following: scraps of fabric, ribbon, cord or twine, hot glue and scissors.
Here is how:
1. Cut fabric into strips, approximately measuring a foot long and an inch wide each (12 x 1 in) or depending on how long you want your tassel to be. Make eight strips for each tassel. I combined different patterns but chose colors that go well together (pink, yellow, baby blue, mint green, lavender). Some were just plain colored.
2. Gather the strips of fabric together and tie them in the middle using a cord, baker’s twine or a thin ribbon. After tying a knot, make sure not to cut the cord too short because you can use this allowance to hang your tassel up.
3. Fold in half so the knot is on top and the ends of the fabric are in the bottom.
4. Wind some ribbon around the top end of your tassel. Cover about 1½ to 2 inches of space, making sure to secure it with hot glue.
5. Finally, to make it look fuller, cut each strip, lengthwise, into half. You may also trim the ends to make them, more or less, the same length.
You may hang many of them in a row to make a garland or mix them up with paper buntings. I hung the ones I made with Summer’s artwork and a few prints. I like how colorful they are and how they add a happy texture to the wall display.
Try it out! Liven up your bedroom or work space with a little touch of handmade happiness 😀