How to make tassels from embroidery floss

How to make tassels from embroidery floss
July 24, 2013 Alison Faulkner

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I can neither confirm nor deny whether or not all of these tassels were used appropriately. CHA CHA CHA!

This is the FIRST thing I’ve hung in our bedroom, we’ve been in there almost a year! Ha, but I really really like it! I hung it a little low so I could put my tassel garland above it. The print faces our bed so Eric can stare at it as he falls asleep and remember how important I am to him.

Read Between the Lines is the maker of that gorgeous “You are my bucket list” print. You can get it here!

Click through to see how easy it is to make these lil suckers in just 4 steps.

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STEP 1. Carefully pull out about 15″ of thread and snip it off. Try REALLY hard not to tangle up the neat little loops that the thread comes wound in.

STEP 2. Fold the embroidery floss in half over a pencil or something to keep everything neat.

STEP 3. Wind the 15″ of thread around the top of the folded floss. Keep things nice and even! Using hot glue, secure the end of the 15″ piece in place.

STEP 4. Snip the ends of the floss.

You’re done! I have some other ideas for how to use these, but really the sky is the limit! I strung mine on some white floss to hang as a garland. To do that I just used a fat needle with the floss, and caught a couple pieces of the top threads of the tassel with the needle.

I really liked pairing a colorful garland with this black and white print!

Frame and floss from Hobby Lobby
Bucket List Print c/o: Read Between the Lines
Gold Heart Pillow c/o: Goods by Grinn
Washi Tape c/o Willow Washi
Blanket from Ikea

Happy crafting!



  1. Just swooning a bit over here over these lovely tassels! I pretty much want to put them on every pillow I own, not to mention every single curtain. Can’t wait to make these!

  2. Cristina 5 years ago

    Love the way you did the tassels! I posted a similar method recently, and used them both on a necklace and to make a little garland, as well, but yours just look a little more polished. Really cute project.

  3. josie 5 years ago

    ive been watching mad men (more than i should) and i laughed so hard at your opening sentence. *whistle*

  4. Olivia 4 years ago

    Wow! I just found this post via Pinterest & I am literally SO in love! I am currently making a white midi skirt & I think I might attach multi-colored tassels at the bottom for a colorful twist! Thanks so much for the DIY!

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      Alison Faulkner 4 years ago

      Id LOVE to see pix when you are done!! xo

  5. Sarah 4 years ago


    I recently saw on the RBTL Facebook page that you can find a 25% discount code on your website, but I can’t seem to find it anywhere. Can you please clarify? Hoping to use it for the “I’m feeling tipsy and fresh” poster.


  6. Anna 4 years ago

    Why are you so perfect?

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