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HOW TO MAKE A DIY MINI TASSEL!
ADD TO EARRINGS, A KEYCHAIN, ZIPPER PULL, & MUCH MORE!
I adore these tassels because you can clip them onto anything you own and instantly feel like you are on a tropical getaway! If you haven't jumped on the tassel & pom pom bandwagon then it is time to get out from the rock you reside under and make one!
Tassels are super easy to make and require only a few supplies. Once you get the knack of it, they seem to magically multiple in-front of your eyes.
I made a pair of tassel mis-matched earrings (mis-matched is super on-trend), added one to almost every purse I own, made a zipper pull,
hung them on my dresser knobs....
and the list goes on, but I will not, because it is time to teach you how to make your own DIY Mini Tassel!
materials needed to make a diy mini tassel
10 mm Gold Ring & Lobster claw (optional - used to attach to items)
Brush or Comb
mini tassel tutorial
Cut the macrame cord to be 8 inches long. Lay the macrame cord horizontally in front of you. At 2.5 inches from one end, you will begin to wrap the macrame with string to form the hoop part of the tassel.
Pick your first color of string (this project requires at least 5 pieces of string cut at 2 feet each). Fold the string 2.5 inches down from one end, place parallel with the macrame cord, the folded end should be pointed towards the middle of the macrame cord.
Hold the folded end against the macrame
Ensuring you have both ends of the string visible, start to wrap the string around the macrame cord and folded end, moving towards the folded end.
Continue to wrap around until you have reached your desired length, then pull the end of the string you were wrapping with through the hoop.
Pull the loose string from where you began wrapping to eliminate the hoop. The wrap is secure once you have pulled the hoop under the wrap
Continue to add colors by repeating steps 2-6 snugly against the previous wrap. Repeat until there is only 2.5 in of visible macrame left on each side.
Add the gold hoop to the macrame cord. It is helpful to twist the tip of the macrame to fit it through the hole.
Fold the macrame in half, secure the ends together by repeating steps 2-7 but this time you will be wrapping around both ends of the macrame cord.
Trim access ends with scissors. Use a brush or comb to fray the ends of the macrame.
AND VOILA! YOU HAVE A MINI TASSEL!
Lauren @ CRFT CLUB