How to Make Your Own Tassels

Learn how to make these creative, easy DIY tassel ties. These look great on our Haley Valance Pattern (www.patemeadows.com/haley.htm)

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How to Make Your Own Tassels
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These tassels look great on our Haley Valance Pattern. (www.patemeadows.com/haley.htm)

These tassels look great on our Haley Valance Pattern. (www.patemeadows.com/haley.htm)

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Close up.

Close up.

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Here are the items you will need.

Here are the items you will need.

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Cut a sturdy piece of scrap cardboard 3" wide.

Cut a sturdy piece of scrap cardboard 3" wide.

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Cut a piece of yarn about 8" long and position it along the edge of the cardboard as shown.

Cut a piece of yarn about 8" long and position it along the edge of the cardboard as shown.

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Wrap the first color yarn around the cardboard about 20 times.

Wrap the first color yarn around the cardboard about 20 times.

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Next wrap the accent color yarn around the cardboard about 6 times. You can experiment with different colors to achieve the look you want.

Next wrap the accent color yarn around the cardboard about 6 times. You can experiment with different colors to achieve the look you want.

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Tie a knot in the yarn at the top as shown.

Tie a knot in the yarn at the top as shown.

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Cut the yarn across the bottom of the cardboard.

Cut the yarn across the bottom of the cardboard.

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At this point, your tassel should look like this. Repeat the process to get the number of tassels that you need.

At this point, your tassel should look like this. Repeat the process to get the number of tassels that you need.

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Measure out the decorative twist cord to 34" long.  Wrap a piece of scotch tape at the 34" mark before cutting the cord. This will keep the cord from unraveling.

Measure out the decorative twist cord to 34" long. Wrap a piece of scotch tape at the 34" mark before cutting the cord. This will keep the cord from unraveling.

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Cut the cord in the middle of the tape as shown.

Cut the cord in the middle of the tape as shown.

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Wrap additional scotch tape around one end of the decorative cord. This will enable you to thread the cord through the opening of the wooden tassel forms.

Wrap additional scotch tape around one end of the decorative cord. This will enable you to thread the cord through the opening of the wooden tassel forms.

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Thread two of the wooden tassel forms onto the twist cord as shown. Slide the forms  to each end of the twist cord being careful not to allow them to slip off. .

Thread two of the wooden tassel forms onto the twist cord as shown. Slide the forms to each end of the twist cord being careful not to allow them to slip off. .

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Trim off the excess tape, leaving a small amount on the end of the cording to keep it from unraveling.  Tie one of your tassels tightly about 1/2" from one end of the cord.

Trim off the excess tape, leaving a small amount on the end of the cording to keep it from unraveling. Tie one of your tassels tightly about 1/2" from one end of the cord.

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Tie a knot in the cord as shown above.

Tie a knot in the cord as shown above.

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Pull the tassel form over the knot. Repeat the process for the other end of the cord.

Pull the tassel form over the knot. Repeat the process for the other end of the cord.

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Finished product!

Finished product!

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Shown in another color with cotton chenille yarn.

Shown in another color with cotton chenille yarn.

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We added them to our Haley Valance Pattern. (www.patemeadows.com/haley.htm)

We added them to our Haley Valance Pattern. (www.patemeadows.com/haley.htm)

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Be sure to check our website at www.patemeadows.com for lots more ideas for decorating your home.

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