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How To Make DIY Jute Tassels For Your Next Craft Project

Looking for inexpensive ways to add rustic charm to your decor? Here is a super easy tutorial on how to make jute DIY tassels! You will learn where tassels can go to enhance your home decor.

You can make these tassels with yarn or string to make tassels but I wanted a rustic look! So today’s projects include jute twine tassels!

Do you love tassels, fringe, pom poms, and all that fun stuff that’s attached to pillows, throws, and bedding? I’m a huge fan and believe anything looks better with a little embellishment!

So, let’s take a look at where to use tassels.

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 jute 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
  • Add to ends of garlands to enhance
DIY Tassels for Rustic Fall Decorating

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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, consider where you will use the tassel when determining your material. When applying to delicate fabrics, you will want a lightweight 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 DIY 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 twine 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 twine 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 with sharp scissors.

Cut ends of tassel to make them even.

Supplies For Tassel Decorating

Here are the supplies used for all the Tassel Decorations on the post. Just click the highlighted item for resources.

Decorating with Jute DIY Tassels

I love using DIY tassels in many different ways.

Here are some examples of adding tassels to your decor. 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!

A jute tassel to the glass cloche adds a rustic feel to the greenhouse decorated for the Fall Tour. I also shared more details in Fall Cloche Inspiration.

Add a DIY  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. The heavy-weight jute tassel only costs pennies to make and adds so much charm.

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.

You will also enjoy seeing these DIY tassels, which were made for the hand painted table runners.

They were made with the same technique as above, however, using a lightweight jute string.

They have 12 strands for each tassel, are 8 inches long, and are attached to the drop cloth fabric table runners.

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

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

DIY Table Runner with DIY tassels where tassels go.

Enhance Garlands with Tassels

You can enhance DIY garlands with jute tassels.

The Oyster Shell DIY Garland and the Herb and Dried Fruit Garland are both finished with a long tassel.

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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DIY Tassels for rustic fall decorating.
 tassels on DIY Table Runner is one place to add tassels.

Mary from Life at Bella Terra

Monday 4th of September 2023

Rachel, I clicked on your hand painted runner and love this DIY. I’ve never made anything like that and certainly want to try it. Very attractive and personal! Of course I love tassels too-such a nice finishing touch. You continue to amaze me!


Monday 4th of September 2023

Mary, you are so kind. I appreciate your words of encouragement.


Monday 4th of September 2023

This is the cutest. I love tassels. Hugs to you.


Monday 4th of September 2023

Renae, I appreciate this.


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!

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Tuesday 15th of September 2020

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