I never met a tassel I didn’t love. So when I stumbled upon a ridiculously affordable lot of colorful, cotton tassels, I immediately snatched some up without even knowing what I’d do with them. But of course, it never takes long to find a reason to incorporate tassels into my life. And my recent need for any kind of shortcut jumped a potential tassel project to the front of my DIY queue. With summer in full force, adding a cascading string of vibrant tassels to my favorite beach bag was a no brainer. And done in 20 minutes, tops?! Yes.
- assorted colored cotton tassels
- 1 yard of hemp twine
- seam ripper
- embroidery needle
Ashese cotton tassels I recently discovered – you get 10 tassels for about 8 bucks. And these days, I’m all about shortcuts! But if you want to make your own tassels, you can follow this tutorial here. With a seam ripper, remove the string attached to the top of each tassel.
Tie a double knot at the end of the twine. Thread the other end through an embroidery needle and push it through the bottom of a tassel.
Pull the twine through until it stops at your double knot. Tie another double knot about an inch from the top of the tassel.
Thread on another tassel and push it down until it hits the double knot. Continue adding knots and tassels until you’ve reached the desired amount of tassels for one side. Once you’re ready to start the other side, leave 3 inches from the top of the last tassel and the following knot.
This time, you’ll thread the tassel on from the top and then tie a double knot. Continue adding tassels and tying double knots until you’ve reached the desired length. Trim away any access twine.
Tie the charm around the handle of any bag . . . and boom! Your bag accessory is summer ready.
(images by HonestlyWTF; straw bag available here)
Can’t get the link to tassels to work!
@Christen links should be working now!
I can’t believe how simple it is to make, yet how expensive it looks. Takes your bag to a whole new level!
This is a wonderfully colorful summer project, beautiful!
I find it not so successful…
I’m in love!
LOVE LOVE LOVE the tassel bag…pure dangle-y joy! 🙂
So fun and such an easy update!
I LOVE the purse too! Thanks for sharing 🙂
I loved this! Such a smart idea and is sooo cute! If I find some good inexpensive tassels, I’ll have to try this!
There are very beautiful and charming tassels for do some keychains. Are awesome colours and very important decorations for cushions too
I LOVE tassels! I just made a few today! I’ve wanted to try this strand of tassels for a while. Thanks so much for the tutorial!
I need help in removing a hassle of a Vince Camuto straw clutch to place bigger straw bad. Afraid the hassle will fray.
I love this and NEED to make one now!! Can I ask where your bag is from? I love the shape!