When it comes to making DIY projects and crafts of all kinds, we’re grateful to have already learned and mastered so many different techniques that we feel like we have a decent arsenal of creative skills under out belts. Because we can do so many different things, however, means that we occasionally have trouble choosing what to make and how to do it! It also sometimes means that we get a little obsessed with a new technique or craft every once in a while, wanting to make things that use that element over and over again for a few months at a time. That’s how we got ourselves on such a DIY tassel kick lately, scouring the Internet for all kinds of different creative suggestions and fun things to make.
Just in case you’re as intrigued as we were, if not more, by the idea of making your own tassels and turning them into all kinds of things, here are 15 or the best ideas, designs, and tutorials we’ve come across so far!
1. DIY tassel bunting
When most people think about party garlands or buntings, they consider what they’d like to make and hang up for a short period of time, like the duration of a particular event or a special week. We, on the other hand, have always loved buntings so much that we actually frequently make them, hang them up, and change them out for other designs whenever we please, leaving them there to brighten a space for as long as we want! Given that propensity and our lifelong love for yarn crafts, we’re sure it will come as no surprise to you, then, that we have made several of these adorable yarn tasseled party garlands outlined by Bloesem Kids.
2. Colourful yarn tassel bed skirt
If you’re going to put time and effort into making not just tassels but also something from your tassels, would you actually prefer to create something that’s a little longer lasting and will be used more practically and more frequently? Then we’d suggest making something like this fantastic yarn tassel edged bed skirt instead! Tater Tots and Jello shows you how simply it brightens up their room and adds colourful personality to the whole area.
3. DIY hoop and tassel earrings
Do you actually love tassels so much that you wish you could incorporate them into your personal style rather than just your home decor? Then we’ve got some great news for you and it’s all thanks to Made In a Day. Their tutorial teaches you step by step how to create some simple homemade dangling hoop earrings, as well as how to make small, fine tassels from embroidery floss and attach them to the hoops.
4. DIY leather tassels
If you’re going to make tassels from scratch, why no consider making them from all different materials, rather than just the classics like yarn and floss like we’ve shown you so far? Well, if you’re into an aesthetic that’s a little more chunky and a little less delicate looking, we’d suggest taking a look at how Design Mom created these awesomely fringed looking leather tassels! They’re much simpler to make than you might think.
5. DIY tissue paper tassel garland
Just in case you’re still looking for all different kinds of materials to try out when it comes to tassel making from scratch, here’s yet another idea for your consideration! Check out how Linen, Lace, and Love made a larger style tassel garland by creating their tassels out of tissue paper in all different, fun colours. We love their twisting technique at the top because it keeps the tassels from coming apart and getting shredded paper everywhere!
6. Bright tassel infinity scarf
Are you actually quite new to the world of DIY and still feeling like perhaps you need to follow tutorials that are really quite simple, so you’ve been keeping an eye out for easy embellishment projects? Then grab the yarn and an old infinity scarf that you think could use a little more of a colour pop or personality lift than it’s already got and get to reading these simple tassel scarf making steps featured on Skip to My Lou!
7. Bow and tassel collar
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about different ways to incorporate little tassels into your accessories and personal style but the earrings we showed you earlier on our list just don’t feel like quite the best fit for you? Then perhaps you’d prefer to try something a little more unique instead, like this homemade tasseled bowtie featured on Wild Amor!
8. Tassel edged tea towel
Are the ideas that have caught your eye the best so far definitely been the ones that involve making tassels to put all along the edges of something but none of what you’ve seen up to this point has really kept your attention, since you prefer to make things that are practical but with a dash of personality? In that case, we’d definitely suggest checking out how Homey Oh My made a series of little tassels in an awesome contrasting colour and then affixed them to the bottom and top edges of a kitchen tea towel.
9. Wrapped cord tassel necklace
Are you actually still thinking about the idea of making yourself tassel accessories but you just can’t seem to settle on either of the ideas we’ve shown you so far, since you usually prefer to stick to classic jewelry choices like a simple necklace or a small bracelet? Then here’s a fantastically creative tassel necklace idea from The Red Thread that’s especially customizable and therefore super fun to make. Check out how they used some embroidery floss wrapping techniques to add some colour blocking to the string of the necklace and then attached a bright DIY tassel where a pendant would usually hang.
10. Tassel phone charm
In a time where we always have our cell phones with us, carrying them wherever we go, jewelry isn’t the only kind of customizable accessory you can make yourself when you find yourself obsessed with a particular little DIY embellishment or feature! This adorable DIY sueded tassel cell phone charm featured on Cafe Craftea is the perfect example of what we mean. Their tutorial shows you how to make yours and how to attach it firmly to a phone case of your choosing.
11. Tasseled bamboo shades
Are you actually scrolling through our list so far and thinking about how the tassel edged household wares are holding your attention much better than the more whimsical and trendy looking tasseled accessories you’ve seen so far? Then here’s another more practical household tassel tutorial for you, just to make sure you have lots of different ideas! Love Maegan guides you step by step through the process of adding little DIY tassels all along the bottom edge of a set of bamboo blinds, just to make them a touch more decorative.
12. Wooden bead and tassel bracelets
We’ve talked about tasseled bracelets so far in passing while we discussed making other types of tassel-centric jewelry pieces, but it has actually just occurred to us that we never actually gave to a tasseled bracelet tutorial to try your hand at! We’re here to make that right thanks to Karfty Kath and this fantastic (and super easy) bracelet tutorial made with wooden beads and delicate looking embroidery floss tassels.
13. Fun tassel pillow
If you’re going to go to the trouble of making yourself tasseled bed skirts, blinds, towels, and so on, why not be even more thorough and make yourself a matching tasseled pillow as well, just to keep the theme consistent throughout your home? We’ve honestly found ourselves getting a little bit obsessed with tassel based bedroom decor recently, so this pillow tutorial featured on Sewing in No Man’s Land has actually come in handy more than once for us! We recommend it very highly indeed.
14. Many-tasseled tote
Rather than putting a tassel on your cellphone, which you feel might get annoying or ruined because you’re constantly taking it in and out of your pocket, would you prefer to tassel embellish something else that you carry with you frequently? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Honestly WTF added a whole lot of colour and personality to their favourite wicker tote! Their technique for weaving the embroidery floss through the woven wicker seems like a lot of fun, if you ask us.
15. Fun tasseled sandals
Just to make sure you get yourself satisfactorily covered in tassels from head to toe, here’s another idea that will get your feet feeling just as bright and cheerful as the rest of you on a warm summer’s day! Check out how Live It, Love It, Make It created a few small, delicate looking floss or thread tassels in an array of bright colours and attached them to the top centre of a pair of summery sandals for a unique, adorable look.
Have you made other kinds of fantastic, super fun tassel projects that you enjoyed creating and were very happy with but that you don’t see here? Tell us all about how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!