Monday, April 15, 2013

DIY Twine Tassel

Tassels make great little accessories to a lamp, curtains or even a gift.  They are super easy to make too.  
I found this pretty teal twine a few weeks ago at Michaels craft store.  
I used the bottom of a box, but any cardboard will do.  Mine was 8 1/2" long.  The longer the cardboard, the bigger the tassel.  
I wrapped the twine lengthwise around the cardboard 30 times.  For an even fuller tassel, you can increase the amount of times you wrap the twine around the cardboard.
Then taking a smaller piece of twine I tied off one end with a double knot.  I then pulled the twine off of the cardboard and cut the side opposite of where I just tied it together.  I then flipped it over on itself so that the knot was on the inside.
Then I crumbled up a piece of aluminum foil into a ball and found a piece of grosgrain ribbon to use.
Using the aluminum foil ball, I tied the twine around the ball.  

Then I used the rest of the grosgrain ribbon and looped it through the top so that the tassel could hang.
In order to get a great texture, I unravelled each of the strands of twine.
Instant tassel!
From start to finish this whole project took less than fifteen minutes.
I love the texture and the color variation too.
Can't wait to hear what you think of my DIY twine tassel.

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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Judy! I love the color, too. Have a great week!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Love this - pinning :-)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love this idea and the color is fabulous. Thanks for the tutorial. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

Hi Judy! You are the smartest one! I love this tassel you've made! I could actually do this, I think!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very cute Judy! Love the color!

elizabeth said...

What a great idea! Love it!

Unknown said...

VERY pretty! Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Patti

Cindy said...

Easy and pretty! I love tassels, too~Cindy@

Crystelle Boutique said...

What a fun tassel! How come I've never thought of making my own tassel before... ???
I love the frayed look... Super cute!!

Wishing you a terrific week… :)

hugs x
Crystelle Boutique

Patty said...

I love tassels and want to make some. Thanks for the tutorial!

Gina said...

That is such a great idea! I love the color. I can't believe it's that easy to make atassel. Makes me feel kind of foolish for buying them! lol

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your easy and fun tassel is a great addition to your lamp. Thanks for your easy to follow tutorial.

Unknown said...

What a sweet way to add a fun and colorful accent to your lamp! Beautiful!
Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party~
Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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