Saturday, August 23, 2014

DIY embroidery floss tassels

I love making these tassels. They are so cute and an easy way to add a pop of colour in your world. Wrap one around a necklace, a key chain for your bag or make a few and string them into a garland to decorate your room. The possibilities are endless.

This quick and dirty tutorial will get you on your way to creating your own little bit of bling!

Materials needed:

Embroidery floss
Necklace chain


Step one:

Pick your favourite embroidery floss colour and cut about 30cm from the floss without unraveling it. You can do this by giving one of the ends a gentle tug. If you have the right end, you should be able to easily pull a length out without disturbing the rest of it.

Step two:

Fold the floss in half over your chain, keeping those paper bits on for now.

Step three:

Wrap the 30cm length around the top of the tassel, hiding the end of the thread as you go. When you get to the end, tie a small knot. Thread the end in a needle with a big eye and take the it down the middle of the tassel.

Step four:

Cut the looped ends of the floss (you can even it up if you need to) and slip the paper bits off. 

Girl, you just tied yourself a tassel!

1 comment:

  1. Ha ha! Brilliant!

    So nice to spend a little time with you today! Shame about the crap coffee!