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Easy DIY Tassels for a Christmas Garland & More

I love using red ticking fabric for Christmas so I’ve been making several DIY projects that incorporate this fun fabric.

I recently shared this Ticking Fabric Napkin Tutorial and today I’m sharing a tutorial to make Easy DIY Tassel’s for a Christmas Garland & more cute ways to use these fun tassels during the Holiday Season.

materials needed to make DIY Christmas Tassels

  1. Ticking fabric or any 100% cotton fabric will work
  2. Jute Rope
  3. Wooden Beads – Large or Small
  4. Tape
  5. Scissors

Step One – Wash Fabric

Begin by cutting your fabric into squares pieces. In order to give your tassels a more distressed appearance, use smaller pieces to achieve a frayed look.

I cut my fabric 18×18 inches prior to 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. 1/3″ 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 & Tie

These fabric strips are approx. 18 inches long and I cut those in half. The 9 inch strips are then folded in half to form a 4 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 to use for a garland, you can choose how long you prefer your tassels to be as well as 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.

And only 4 strips for this project.

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 easily do so.

Just take the ends of you fabric or jute rope and wrap them tightly with tape. I used painters tape, because it’s easy to remove.

How to use your new Tassels for Christmas

Now that you’ve made your tassels, what are you going to do with them? Here are some of the ways you can use your tassels for the holidays.

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 hang it 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.

Great for napkin ring

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 an ample amount of jute string to allow for the ends to wrap around the napkin.

Use as trim for table runner’s, pillows, etc.

Lastly, I made the smaller tassels to trim the edge of a table runner. I’ll show you a sneak peak today and then share the finished table runner with you at a later date. Here is another table runner tutorial from earlier this fall.

This is going to be so cute with the DIY Napkins I shared last week.

thanks so much for stopping by today. I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.

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Tutorial to make  Easy DIY Tassels for a Christmas Garland and more cute and fun ways to use these fun tassels during the Holiday Season.    Tassels can be used for many decorating ideas this Christmas.  Be sure to check out all the ways to use these cute diy tassels.


Tuesday 9th of November 2021

I am obsessed with the Christmas dishes in this post! I would love to where you got them. I’ve never seen any toile dishes with Santa, they usually have Christmas trees on them.


Thursday 11th of November 2021

Tricia, I found those at HomeGoods last year. They had different scenes on each plate.


Sunday 29th of November 2020

Love this and your Christmas dried fruit garland! How did you dye/paint the wooden beads, watered down paint? They are a really lovely shade of red and look gorgeous on the tassels and garland.

Monday 30th of November 2020

Sandy, Thanks so much. Yes, I just used red craft paint watered down. roll the beads around in the mixture and let dry on tooth picks. I appreciate you for stopping by. Rachel


Tuesday 20th of October 2020

These are too cute and easy.....a sure winner for me!! Thanks for sharing!!

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

Karolyn I really appreciate this. Thanks for stopping by. Rachel


Tuesday 20th of October 2020

So adorable! Love all your crafts and projects! Thanks for sharing!!

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

Kimberly, I'm so glad you like this. Thanks so much. Rachel


Tuesday 20th of October 2020

Rachel these are adorable! I want to make them!

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

Stacy, They are so easy and have so many uses. Rachel


Tuesday 20th of October 2020

So cute and festive. Definitely on my list to make.