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.
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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
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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
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.
First, gather your jute twine and scissors to begin making your DIY Tassels.
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 strand behind the tassel, close to the top as shown below.
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.
Finally, trim the ends of your tassel until they are even in length with sharp scissors.
Supplies For Tassel Decorating
Here are the supplies used for all the Tassel Decorations on the post. Just click the highlighted item for resources.
- Jute Twine for Heavy Tassel
- Light Weight Jute Twine for Table Runner Tassels
- Drop Cloth for Table Runner
- Wooden Beads for Torn Fabric Tassels
- Vintage Amber Bottles
- More Favorite DIY Supplies & Tools
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!
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.
I love amber bottles for fall decorating and you might enjoy this tutorial on making Vintage Bottle Labels.
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.
You can also add torn fabric DIY tassels to the hand-painted table runners for another rustic design.
Enhance Garlands with Tassels
You can enhance DIY garlands with jute tassels.
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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