Tassels are a wonderful way to add colour and personality to home decor and party decorations. Whilst not traditionally used as a Christmas decoration, don’t be too quick to overlook them as part of your Christmas décor.  They are a wonderful way to bring a casual, organic and handcrafted feel, or a refined and delicate feel, depending on the colours and textures of the threads that they are made from.

When creating our Christmas Fiesta collection we used handmade and machine made tassels, as well as some other decorating techniques with pom-poms and wool, to create very affordable and on-trend Christmas décor.

To make these very festive tassels, just follow these very simple steps;

  1. Gather up supplies, what you’ll need is:
  • Cotton/Twine
  • Scissors
  • Rubber bands
  • 10cm cardboard
  • Sewing needle
  1. Wrap twine around cardboard about 10 times. You can vary the length by the size of your cardboard and the bushiness by the number of times you wrap the twine around the card.
  2. Cut 1 extra piece of twine, roughly 15cm long or 1.5 times the length of your cardboard.
  3. Put extra twine underneath top of tassel. Tie it off in a double knot.
  1. Slide the twine off the cardboard.
  2. Turn the knot around so it is hidden under the pieces and the knot is facing downwards.
  3. Tie the rubber band at the top, capturing the hidden knot at the top.
  4. Cut the ends evenly.
  1. To create the hanger, take the extra piece you cut previously that is about 15cm long and unravel it to make thinner pieces.
  2. With a sewing needle, thread the thinner pieces through the top of each tassel and tie it off.

It’s that easy to create your own colourful and versatile tassels. The next task is to decide how and where you are going to use them in your Christmas decorating. You could use them to decorate a basket, hang them from the tree or wreath, use as part of your gift wrapping for added colour and interest or perhaps even create a garland or any other hanging feature that you can think of.

We’d love to see how you use tassels and bows as part of your Christmas decorating so be sure to connect with us via Insta, Facebook, and Pinterest as we would love to be part of your Christmas decorating adventures!

If you love getting crafty at Christmas and you’re looking for more ideas and projects to try, be sure to check out the Christmas Craft section of our blog. We’ve got you covered for Christmas design and style inspiration too in our Inspiration Gallery.