If you’ve ever wanted to know how to make tassels yourself, look no further! Here is the easy BHG step-by-step guide to making your own tassels for arts and crafts.
STEP 1 Cut a piece
of cardboard to 4cm (diagram below).
STEP 2 Cut a 20-25cm piece of DMC stranded cotton 799 (blue) and place it along top edge of cardboard. This thread will be used to tie a knot later.
STEP 3 Wrap leftovers of cotton in shades 799, 825, 32 and 3840 around cardboard 35-40 times. Use cotton piece from under
the wraps to tie double- knot at top of tassel. Pull threads together very tight. Cut ends of cotton and remove from cardboard.
STEP 4 Thread needle with 30cm of light blue cotton. Tie the knot and stitch through the head of the tassel to start.
STEP 5 Wrap around neck of tassel 6-8 times. Stitch a couple of times through the neck of the tassel to secure the thread and tack ends into the neck of the tassel. Trim tassel ends evenly.
This story originally appeared in the October 2018 issue of Better Homes and Gardens