Tassels are a lovely detail to add to any layout or card.
But did you know that it is really simple to create your own?
You will need some embroidery thread or floss, a small piece of card slightly wider that the required length of the tassel. I have a couple of lengths; 1.5” and 1” for the tiny tassels. If you have a fancy thread such as this gold thread – this will add a special finishing touch. I also used a jump ring to hang the tassel but you can use the same floss.
Step 2 -
Wind the floss around the card. You will need to experiment with the number of turns and the thickness of your thread.
Step 3 -
This bit can be a little tricky. You need to pass the jump ring around the thread, or, if you are using the floss, then feed a length of floss under the thread and secure.
Then you will need to take the thread off the card taking care to hold it tightly at the top.
Step 4 -
Holding onto the the tassel to ensure it all stays in place, wind the gold thread tightly as shown. Secure with a small knot.
Step 5 -
Carefully cut the bottom of the tassel.
Step 6 -
I trim the bottom of my tassel for a nice even finish.
Why not try making your own tassels in a selection of colors to match your layouts?