I’ve seen several great tassel tutorials around the blogosphere, but I’ve yet to see anyone make a tassel like I make them. So today, I’m passing my technique along to you.
Of course, these are the instructions to make a tassel that looks just like the one I made. You can change it up, use fabric instead of burlap, use less or more ribbon–the possibilities are endless. But let’s just start with the basics.
Tools & Supplies:
- Large candle cups (available in the unfinished wood section in craft stores),
- Primer and paint in the color of your choice (I used spray, but you can brush it on as well),
- Hot glue gun,
- Burlap, jute, and at least four different ribbons (I used three different colors of 3/8″ grosgrain, and one color of 1/8″ grosgrain.),
- Drill with 1/4″ drill bit (optional, but makes the assembly much easier)
This first step is optional, but it will make the assembly much easier if you do it, and it only takes about two minutes.
Take your candle cup…
- 8 strips of burlap 1 inch wide and 15 inches long;
- 8 pieces of jute 15 inches long;
- 8 pieces of 1/8″ grosgrain ribbon 15 inches long;
- 4 pieces of 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon 8 inches long (green in the pic);
- 4 pieces of 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon 10 inches long (turquoise in the pic);
- 8 pieces of 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon 12 inches long (orange in the pic).
Using your hot glue gun, glue the ends of each of the 8-, 10-, and 12-inch pieces of grosgrain ribbon in half and glue.
So there it is…now pull out that glue gun and let’s get crafty!
This project was for my condo breakfast room makeover. Click here to see the whole before and after of the breakfast room makeover.
Or click on the thumbnails below to see other DIY projects that I did for my condo breakfast room makeover.