How to Make Tassel Earrings

Tassels are so much fun! They scream spring, and bohemian, and just feel cheerful. So today I’m going to show you how to make tassel earrings! These are way easier than you think, and so much cheaper than buying them at a retail store.

How to Make Tassel Earrings

Once you know how to make a basic tassel, you can make all kinds of things. You can make tassel keychains, necklaces, and bookmarks! Let’s get started.

Check out my Pom Pom Earrings Tutorial too!

How to Make Tassel Earrings

Supplies:

  • Embroidery thread. I used two colors for these super thick tassels
  • Business card, credit card, or similarly sized cardboard.
  • Scissors
  • Fine tooth comb (if you want a fluffier tassel)
  • Jump rings
  • Earring hooks
  • Needle or bent nose jewelry pliers

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Start by taking your two colors and holding the ends together. Place the ends on one edge of the business card, and start wrapping. I wrapped all of the embroidery thread because I wanted two really big and fluffy tassels. I used one skein per tassel. For thinner tassels, plan on half a skein of embroidery thread per tassel.

Make sure to leave about 10 inches of each of your colors unwrapped for finishing off the tassels. Cut that off. Now, take your wrapped thread and separate it at the top of your card. Try to make it as even as possible. Take one of your 10 inch lengths of thread and cut it in half. Slide each piece underneath each tassel section at the top of your card, and double knot them. Smooth the ends of the knotted thread down into the rest of the tassel. This loop of thread will be what we attach our jump rings to later.

Next we’re going to flip our card over and carefully cut all along the bottom. Your tassels are free! Pull them off the card. Now you’re going to take your other piece of 10 inch thread and cut that in half. Start wrapping it around the top of your tassel, down just a half inch or so. This will depend on the size of your tassel, so go with what looks good. Double know the ends together tightly and let the loose ends blend in with the rest of the tassel.

Now look at the end of your tassel. Chances are it’s kind of rough. Take your scissors and give it a trim. I like to hold it between my fingers like I’m cutting hair and trim it that way, and then smooth it into a tassel shape again and double check. Now, you can leave your tassel like this if you like chunky swingy tassels. It’s perfect! However, if you want a fluffy tassel, take your fine tooth comb and start gently combing your tassel to separate the twisted embroidery threads.

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Here’s what it will look like all fluffed out! Double check to make sure the ends are still nice and neat, and trim up any threads that are too long. Let’s turn these cute tassels into earrings now! Open up a jump ring with your plies, and slide it into the loop at the top of the tassel. Take your earring hook and slide it onto the jump ring as well, and then use your pliers to close the jump ring.

Tada! You have a tassel earring! Now just finish the other one.

How to Make Tassel Earrings

It’s so easy to create the beautiful things you see in stores right in your own home with some basic supplies and a little knowledge. I believe that everyone has some creativity in them, and can make something beautiful!

How to Make Tassel Earrings

I hope you enjoyed learning how to make tassel earrings today!

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