My recent adventure with DIY tassels.

Recently, I had a lot of leftover embroidery thread, and I wasn’t sure what to do with it. While looking at a completely different craft, I discovered I can make tassels with embroidery thread. This lead to HOURS of tassel making fun. I have to admit, I was a little obsessed with making tassels for a few days.

Embroidery Thread

It’s so easy to make tassels, and I had a lot of different colors so I started getting really creative.

Here is how I made tassels using colorful embroidery thread.

At the end of this post I am also going to share a few of my favorite tassel making tutorials, so you can pick the method that works best for you.

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I tried to make my tassels as colorful as possible by using colors that were very different from each other. I was really happy using embroidery thread to make tassels because I could mix and match a lot of different colors.

DIY Tassels from Embroidery Thread

I also experimented using cotton string I found around the house, and I made a larger/longer tassel. Online I have seen people using a variety of different threads like silk, waxed, and more.

The only question left is how to use all of these tassels? For that, I need to go back to what I was originally looking to make, luggage tags. We’ll be taking a trip in the near future, and I’ve been meaning to create luggage tags. Every time we travel, I forget our tags and we’re always stuck trying to fit our address in those silly airline tags.

These tassels were the perfect inspiration for my Mexican inspired DIY luggage tags.

DIY Mexican Inspired Tassel Luggage Tags

For these DIY luggage tags you’ll need:

  • A used/old loteria set
  • Modge Podge
  • Tassels
  • Conference name badge
  • Craft paper

I cut a few loteria rectangles and modge podged them to a piece of craft paper about the size of business card. Once it was dry, I used an address label and stuck it to the back of the card. I inserted the name card into the conference badge and added a tassel for decoration. Ta-da! It’s going to be so easy to spot our luggage during this trip, and I really like how these turned out.

I used the remaining tassels to decorate the beach bag I’m going to use during the same trip.

Canvas Beach Bag with Colorful TasselsMaking tassels was so much fun, and it is a quick and easy DIY. I hope this post inspires you to make a few tassels. I’m off to tassel detox! Until the next craft, see ya!

Below are my favorite tassel tutorials from around the web:

  • From Craft + Tell learn to make simple embroidery thread tassels.
  • This is the YouTube I used to learn to make tassels.
  • Learn to make beautiful DIY tassel earrings with Camp Makery
  • Here is a mini tassel garland by Kaleyanne. It’s beautiful!
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