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3 Ways to Make DIY Tassels With Embroidery Thread

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Here are some homemade tassels in a variety of styles. Get creative!

Here are some homemade tassels in a variety of styles. Get creative!

How to Make Your Own Tassels With Embroidery Thread

Tassels are a perfect addition to the arsenal of a craft hobbyist. Store-bought tassels can be expensive, but it's cheaper to craft a custom-made tassel yourself. Here are three ways to make homemade tassels.

  • Basic Tassel
  • Tiny Tassel
  • Thread Tassel
There is a simple way to make a basic tassel.

There is a simple way to make a basic tassel.

Basic Tassel

You will need:

  • Embroidery thread
  • Book
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue (optional)
Wrap thread around book.

Wrap thread around book.

Step 1

Take a book, it may be any dimension for the size of tassel you wish. I used a book with the dimensions of 6 and a half by 4 and a half inches. Wrap thread of desired color, around book many times, as thick as you would like tassel.

Slip thread through,  to tie knot at the top.

Slip thread through, to tie knot at the top.

Step 2

Slip a piece of thread through top of book under the lines of thread. Tie tightly, be sure to use a piece long enough to be able to tie loop at the top.

Wrap thread around many times one inch from the top to make tassel.

Wrap thread around many times one inch from the top to make tassel.

Step 3

Remove the winds of thread from the book. Be sure to remove straightly. Tie a knot with long piece of thread 1 inch from the top of tassel. Tie around a good amount of times, then tie it in a knot again, allow excess thread to hang down tassel.

Cut bottom edge of tassel off with scissors. Be sure to cut evenly.

Cut bottom edge of tassel off with scissors. Be sure to cut evenly.

Step 4

Cut the bottom edge of tassel evenly with scissors.

Knots may be secured with hot glue.

Knots may be secured with hot glue.

Step 5

Tie loop at the top. You may secure knots with hot glue.

Here's a cute group of tiny tassels.

Here's a cute group of tiny tassels.

Tiny Tassel

These cute little tassels are lot of fun for crafts! Tiny tassels are made the same way as large ones.

You will need:

  • Fork
  • Embroidery thread
  • Scissors
  • Jewelry wire (optional)
  • Hot glue (optional)
  • Tie cord (optional)
A fork is used to wrap thread around for tiny tassels.

A fork is used to wrap thread around for tiny tassels.

Step 1

Wrap thread around the fork.

Slip thread through fork to tie knot around top of tassel.

Slip thread through fork to tie knot around top of tassel.

Step 2

Then slip thread through fork to tie in a tight knot.

Tie cord can be used to embellish little tassel.

Tie cord can be used to embellish little tassel.

Wrap tie cord around tassel. Tie cord may be glued over knot.

Wrap tie cord around tassel. Tie cord may be glued over knot.

Step 3

I glued tie cord around mid-top of tassel. Just to add an effect.

You can simply slip thread through and tie. I used jewelry wire to slip into top of tassel. I hot glued wire together, and turned it inside, to hide glue spot.

You can simply slip thread through and tie. I used jewelry wire to slip into top of tassel. I hot glued wire together, and turned it inside, to hide glue spot.

Step 4

Then slip thread through and tie at the top. You may also use jewelry wire, as I did with this tassel.

This tiny tassel can be used for any craft!

This tiny tassel can be used for any craft!

Step 5

Cut the bottom edge off of the tassel evenly.

Easy thread tassel!

Easy thread tassel!

Thread Tassel

This is the easiest way to make a tassel.

You will need:

  • Embroidery thread
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue (optional)
These embroidery threads usually can be purchased at a cheap cost.

These embroidery threads usually can be purchased at a cheap cost.

Step 1

You simply buy fresh Embroidery thread that is still in its paper wraps.

Be sure to tie piece of thread evenly down the middle of threads.

Be sure to tie piece of thread evenly down the middle of threads.

Step 2

Tie a piece of thread down the middle. Then tie into a knot, with enough thread to loop at the top.

Tie long thred near the top of tassel, into a tight knot.

Tie long thred near the top of tassel, into a tight knot.

Step 3

Then fold down, and tie a long piece of thread 1 and three fourth CM from the top of tassel, and tie leaving excess thread hanging down. You may simply Just tie in one tight knot.

  • This part is optional, but you may use a piece of thread long enough to wrap around many times.
Tie loop at the top of tassel.

Tie loop at the top of tassel.

Step 4

Tie a loop at the top of tassel.

Cut extra string off at the top.

Cut extra string off at the top.

Step 5

Secure knots with hot glue.

Cut bottom edge off tassel.

Cut bottom edge off tassel.

Step 6

Cut bottom edge of thread off evenly.

Here are tassels that can be used for crafts! From left: thread tassel, tiny tassel, basic tassel.

Here are tassels that can be used for crafts! From left: thread tassel, tiny tassel, basic tassel.

Have Fun Crafting Your DIY Tassels!

That’s it! A homemade tassel may be any color or made from any flamboyant string or thread. Enjoy these DIY examples of tassels for your next craft.

You can also make tassels from yarn or add other embellishments. Have fun!

You can also make tassels from yarn or add other embellishments. Have fun!

© 2018 Deborah Minter