I love using red ticking fabric for Christmas, so many DIY projects incorporate this fun fabric. I’m sharing a tutorial to make Easy DIY Tassels for a Christmas Garland & more cute ways to use these fun tassels during the Holiday Season.
The red and white tassels also look great for Valentine’s and Patriotic holidays.
Although I used red and white ticking fabric, the options are endless. You can make many cute tassels that will work with your holiday and other seasonal decor.
How To Use DIY Tassels For Christmas?
There are so many fun ways to use DIY Tassels for Christmas decorating.
Make a Tassel Garland
This is super easy to make. Just tie the tassels onto a rope or another string of the fabric by spacing the tassels approx. 4 inches apart.
You can hang the garland on a Christmas Tree, over a window, or on a door, as shown below.
Hang On A Door
Tassels are also cute hanging from a door knob, kitchen drawer pulls, or any cabinet door, as you can see below.
Use For Gift Wrap
Another great way to use tassels during Christmas is to add them to your gift packages.
Add Tassels To Christmas Stockings
The distressed ticking Christmas Stockings are easy to make and the tassels are the perfect addition.
Great for Napkin Rings
In addition, they can be used as napkin rings and make great gifts for your guest to take home to remember your event. Be sure to use ample jute string to allow the ends to wrap around the napkin.
Use As Trim For Table Runners, Pillows, Etc.
This will be so cute with the DIY Napkins I shared last week.
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Materials Needed To Make DIY Christmas Tassels
- Ticking fabric or any 100% cotton fabric will work
- Jute Rope
- Wooden Beads – Large or Small
Step One – Wash Fabric
Begin by cutting your fabric into square pieces. Use smaller pieces to achieve a frayed look to give your tassels a more distressed appearance.
I cut my fabric 18×18 inches before washing and drying. This will make tassels approx. 4 1/2 inches long. If you desire a different size tassel, adjust your fabric accordingly.
Step 2 – Rip the fabric into small strips
Next, cut small notches at the edge of the fabric approx. 1/4″ wide, as shown below.
Once you cut the notch, hold both ends of the fabric and rip the fabric into narrow strips.
Step Three – Cut Fabric for Tassel & Ties
These fabric strips are approx. Eighteen inches long, and I cut those in half. The 9-inch strips are then folded in half to form a four 1/2-inch tassel. You can choose how fat you’d like your tassels to be by adding more or less of the fabric strips.
When planning these easy DIY Christmas Tassels for a garland, you can choose how long you prefer your tassels to be and how thick or fat.
Using either a piece of jute string or another strip of the same fabric, tie the desired number of strips together at the center.
Below is the tassel for the table runner which isn’t as full as the garland tassel.
Step 4 – Add Beads to the Tassel
This next step is optional, but if you’d like to add the wooden beads, here is how to do so easily.
Just wrap the ends of your fabric or jute rope tightly with tape. I used painter’s tape because it’s easy to remove.
You can change the fabric choices to match your decor colors. Made with other colors, these tassels work well for Spring, Summer, and Fall Decorating
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.