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How To Make Jute DIY Tassels

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 DIY tassels! You can use tassels in so many places around your home.

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!

Where Do Tassels Go?

Adding a tassel to almost any home decor will add a decorative touch.

Here are a few suggestions that will have you getting out your yarn or twine.

  • Pillow corners
  • Corner’s of comforters, bedspreads, blankets, etc.
  • Table Runners, Table clothes, napkins, napkin rings.
  • Hang from door knobs, cabinet hardware, furniture drawer pulls, etc.
  • Basket Handles
  • Make a garland with tassels.
  • Gift Packages

What Materials Can Be Used To Make Tassels?

There are several materials that you can use for tassels.

  • Jute Twine
  • Knitting Yarns in various weights
  • Fabric Strips
  • Leather Strips
  • Lace
  • Ribbon

First, when determining your material, consider where the tassel will go. When applying to delicate fabrics, you will want a light weight tassel.

For this project, I chose a heavy weight jute string however, the instructions will be the same regardless of materials used.

Jute Tassel

First, gather your jute twine and scissors to begin making your DIY Tassels.

How to make jute tassels. Easy diy tutorial.

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.

Cute jute rope to length

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 strand behind the tassel, close to the top as shown below.

Fold jute rope in half to make DIY Tassels.

Wrap To Make Jute DIY Tassel

Begin wrapping the additional twine around your tassel loop while holding the jute strands securely. Once you have several loops around the tassel, tie the twine 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.

Tie rope around top of tassel

Trim ends

Finally, trim the ends of your tassel until they are even in length.

Cut ends of tassel to make them even.

Finished Tassel

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 when I shared Fall Cloche Inspiration.

Add a DIY Jute Tassel to the top of a glass cloche for fall decorating.  Fill cloche with faux pumpkins and dried hydrangea stem.

Adding a large DIY Tassel to a vintage amber bottle gives it a dressed up feel.

How to make DIY Jute Tassels to add  to  your home decor. Great for adding to table runners, pillows, gift packages, and more.

I love amber bottles for fall decorating and you might enjoy this tutorial on making Vintage Bottle Labels.

Add DIY Vintage Labels to Amber Bottles for fall decorating.

These DIY tassels were made for the hand painted table runners.

They were made with the same technique as above, however I use a light weight jute string.

They have 12 strands for each tassel and are 8 inches long.

See how to add jute rope tassels to hand painted table runner for fall

You could add torn fabric DIY tassels to the hand painted table runners for another rustic design.

DIY Table Runner with jute tassels where tassels go.

DIY Tassel Garland

This torn ticking fabric garland is so fun for the holidays. You will see there are a few changes to the tutorial in order to add the wooden bead. This is another project that can be used in so many ways.

Change the fabric and you can use this technique for every season.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this simple tutorial and I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.

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Jute tassels on DIY Table Runner is one place to add tassels.


Friday 12th of August 2022

I have got to get to doing this! Love all kinds of tassels!


Saturday 13th of August 2022

Cindy, I really appreciate this.


Friday 12th of August 2022

Super cute, my friend.


Saturday 13th of August 2022

Renae, I really appreciate this.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Monday 14th of September 2020

I love this Rachel! I didn't realize how this really adds so much interest to everything, and that you can add them to so many things! Love and pinned!

Tuesday 15th of September 2020

Kim, I'm so glad you liked it. Rachel


Monday 14th of September 2020

Just started following you, Rachel and I'm so glad I am! This runner is sooo dang cute and something I would like to try for sure! Thanks for sharing this great one of a kind idea that I can personalize for gifts!!

Monday 14th of September 2020

Karolyn, I really appreciate you for stopping by. I'm so glad you liked this idea. Have the best day Karolyn. Rachel

Monday 14th of September 2020

Karolyn, I really appreciate you for stopping by. I'm so glad you liked this idea. Have the best day. Rachel

Miche Ortega

Saturday 12th of September 2020

That is just adorable. Thanks so much for sharing. I will definitely make some.

Sunday 13th of September 2020

Miche, I am so glad you like it! 😘 Thanks for stopping by. Rachel.