DIY Tassel Earrings

Hello everyone! Earlier this week I wrote a post called 52 DIYs in 52 Weeks of 2019. For my first DIY, I attempted Tassel Earrings, which I found on Gracefully Gingham. I thought that this project was going to be easy but I was sorely mistaken. I kind of failed, however I intend to try again soon, and you should try this out too.

What you need to make tassel earrings

What you’ll need:

  • Embroidery floss
  • Cardboard or index card
  • Scissors
  • Some type of dangly earring hook
  • Tape (optional)

To get started, you’ll need to cut the cardboard to your desired tassel length. One of the ways this project didn’t work for me is that I cut my cardboard too long so the tassels weren’t dense enough.

Thread wrapped around cardboard

Wrap the thread around your cardboard until you’ve used just under half of the whole spool. Then cut a small bit off the end to the top to secure the loop. Once the top is tied, carefully take the loop off of the cardboard.

Then cut a bit more to wrap around the loop about one centimeter (or your desired length) from the top. After wrapping it around a few times, tie a sturdy knot with this bit of string.

Thread with knot tied at the top
Image courtesy of Molly at Gracefully Gingham

Next, cut the bottom of the loop so it is all loose ends and trim so all the strings are about even. When doing this step, I really felt like Safiya in the video where she cuts her own hair.

After you trim the tassel, you will tie it to your earring hook and then you’re ready to wear it! To make a pair, just repeat these steps with the other half of the thread.


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Disclaimer: This post was originally published on Cleverly Caroline on January 7, 2019.

DIY Tassel earring pin

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