Do you love tassels, fringe, pom poms all that fun stuff that’s attached to pillows, throws and bedding? Well, I’m a huge fan and believe that anything looks better with a little embellishment!
Well, here is a super easy tutorial on how to make jute tassels! You can use any yarn or string to make tassels but I was wanting some with a rustic look! So for today’s project, I’m using jute string!
decide on material
First, determine what material you want to make your tassel with. For this project I chose a heavy weight jute string. If you are looking for a more delicate tassel, I recommend a light weight string.
Measure for tassel size
Next, determine the length you would like your tassel to be. If you want a 6 inch tassel, then you will need to cut your jute string 12 inches long.
Thickness of Tassel
In addition, you will need to determine how thick you want your tassel. The weight of your string will determine how many strands will be required to achieve your desired thickness! For this project I used 6 strands which once doubled, makes a tassel with 12 strands.
Now, cut an additional piece of jute string approximately the same length as your tassel strands. Then, bundle your tassel strands together with ends even, and fold in half.
Place your additional stand behind the tassel stands close to the top as shown below.
wRap to make Jute Tassel
Begin wrapping the additional string around your tassel loop while holding the jute strands securely. Once you have several loops around the strands, tie of the string at the back of the tassel. Be sure that your knot is secure and that you still have a small amount of space at the top of the loop.
Finally, trim the ends of your tassel until they are even in length.
I love using tassels in many different ways. In addition to adding them to pillows and table runners, I like to use them as accessories for bottles, door knobs, basket handles, etc. I also like to use tassels on gift packages. With Christmas right around the corner, I’ll be making a few extra for gift wrapping!
This tassel was added to the glass cloche for a post sharing fall cloche inspiration. See post here.
I love amber bottles for fall decorating and you might enjoy this tutorial on making Vintage Bottle Labels.
These tassels look great on the hand painted table runners. These tassels were made from a light weight jute string. I used 12 strands for each tassel and cut them 8 inches long.