Hey there everyone! This week I’m back with a super cute and easy DIY project, a 15 min DIY Cloth Tassel Necklace. If you’re anything like me, you have been eyeing those adorable cloth tassel necklaces in boutiques, but haven’t been willing to pay the $40+ price tag. Hopefully with my tutorial, you’ll be able to make your own for a fraction of the cost!
What you’ll need:
- Embroidery thread / floss
- Beads with large enough openings to fit over the thread
- Super glue
- Cloth (I found mine in the clearance section of the fabric department!)
- Mod Podge
I found all of these materials at my local Hobby Lobby!
How to make the tassel
- Lay out your fabric of choice on a flat surface, and cut it into 1in thick strands.
- I cut out about 12 strands of fabric because I wanted my tassel to be thick, but depending on the fabric you use the amount may vary.
- Next, I stacked up my fabric and made sure they were all the same width.
- Fold the fabric over using pencil and trim your fabric to the desired length.
- Using the embroidery thread, tie a tight knot around the entire tassel.
- Secure the knot with a few drops of super glue.
- Allow the super glue to dry to insure durability.
- Wrap the remaining thread around your knot to shape the tassel.
- Tie a knot in the wrapped thread and secure with super glue on the back of the tassel.
Making the necklace
- Wrap the embroidery thread around your neck to measure out the length. I typically measure them out to my belly button and leave an extra inch to tie once I’m done.
- Dipping the ends of the thread in Mod Podge is probably one of the most important steps. This helps keep the ends of the thread together as you string the beads on. I would suggest dipping the ends in Mod Podge and allowing them to dry while making the tassel!
- Get your beads ready!
- Go bead crazy!!! Just kidding, don’t go crazy, but do get creative when stringing your beads! I always like to mix up my pattern of stringing the beads, this is what gives it that one of a kind touch!
- Once you have gotten your necklace to your liking, tie a knot in the string! Make sure you pull the knot tight to reduce the movement in the beads as you wear it! Once your knot is tied, apply a few drops of super glue over the knot and trim the edges! I always slide a bead over the knot while it is still drying to hide the knot!
- There you have it, the finished product!
I hope you guys enjoyed this little tutorial! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with! Thanks for reading!