- Embroidery floss
- ½ inch ribbon
- Clear nail polish or clear glue
Step 1: Cut cardboard to the length you’d like your tassels to be (mine were approximately four inches). Cut a tiny slit at the edge of your cardboard.
Step 2: Slip end of yarn into slit. This will hold the yarn in place while you wrap it around the cardboard.
Step 3: Once your yarn is secure begin wrapping it around your cardboard. I like my tassels fluffy so I wrapped two layers of yarn to achieve my desired fullness. Feel free to play around with this step until you have your own ideal fullness.
Step 4: When you’ve reached your desired fullness slip the end of the yarn into the same small slit and cut from ball of yarn.
Cut a separate piece of yarn, loop it through the top of the tassel and secure with a knot.
Step 5: Slip the wrapped yarn off your cardboard and tie around the top portion of your tassel with embroidery floss to form the tassel head. Wrap the floss around that section a few times and secure with a knot.
Step 7: Next you’ll want to feed a piece of your ½ inch ribbon through the top section of the tassel and secure with a knot.This is what you’ll use to hang your ornaments on the tree.
Step 8: Trim any uneven yarn on your tassel and cut the ends of the ribbon at an angle for a finished look.
Step 9: Add a tiny drop of clear nail polish or clear glue to the knot you made with the embroidery floss in step five. This will prevent the threads from coming undone. Once the polish/glue dries, your ornaments are ready to hang!
How gorgeous will these tassels look on a tree? You can even add them to a wreath or string them on yarn to make a tassel garland.