DIY Capped Tassels

Looking to add style to your plain old tassels? Try these DIY Capped Tassels. Great for beaded tassel necklaces and other jewelry.

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Well, I have gone tassel crazy again. This time I’m going to show you how to make tassels with caps. They are super easy to make and the caps add a little more bling than just a plain old tassel.

I made these tassels for my Buddha Bead Tassel Necklaces. Check out that tutorial for how to add them to the necklaces.

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DIY Capped Tassels

 

Supplies~

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Instructions~

The white tassel I have shown above is made out of Nylon thread. The Nylon thread makes a nicer tassel, the thread is loose and doesn’t stick together like the embroidery thread. The green tassel is made from embroidery thread, it still makes a pretty tassel so use what you have.

Wrap the nylon string about 15-20 times or more {depending on the thickness you want your tassel to be} around a 7-8 inch long piece of cardboard. I actually use a box lid, so fancy right? Carefully remove the string and tie another piece of thread tightly to the center of the wrapped string.

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If you are using embroidery string, no need to wrap, just tie the string in the center, remove your paper tags and proceed with the next step.

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Open the hook on your 2-inch eye pin with your round nose pliers. Hook it through the thread you just tied in the center of the string. Close the open hook end of the pin with pliers.

Add a dot of glue where the hook is looped through the thread to secure the knot and hook. Add a dot of glue inside the cap/cone.

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Feed the straight end of the eye pin through the cap and pull tightly. You want the top of the tassel as far into the cap as you can get it. Let it dry.

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Add your beads.

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You may need to trim the end of the pin if it is too long. Mine was just right. Grab the tip end of the pin with the round nose pliers and curve it around to make a loop. Make sure the end meets the pin.

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Trim the ends of the tassel and that’s it! You could add these to so many things, jewelry, pillows, lamp or fan pulls, you name it!

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14 thoughts on “DIY Capped Tassels

  1. Thank you so much for the tutorial I have been trying to figure out how to attach a tassel to a bead cap and just couldn’t figure it out!!!

    1. Glad to help! Thanks for stopping by!
      Kim

  2. Do you seal the ends of the tassel to keep them from unraveling?

    1. Hi Jessica,
      No I do not seal the tassels and they have not unraveled yet.
      Kim

  3. Katie Olson says:

    I wanted to make some of these for myself and your tutorial is perfect! I can’t wait to get to the shop to pick up supplies. Thank you!

  4. These are very smart, thank you i may be making a new kind of bling for my purses, love your post.

  5. Thank you. I wasn’t sure what type of thread to use. Great tut.

  6. I was wondering how do you make the black tassel with the braid

    1. You can do embroidery stitches along the top of the tassel for the braided look.

  7. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial, it helped me make some of my new listings in my etsy store!

  8. Cute Tassels! I’d never even thought about making my own tassels, but I love these! Thanks for sharing at On Display Thursday!

  9. I’m all about tassels and those are some really elegant ones! Thanks for the inspiration, I will definitely try them, come to think of it I need a new tassel necklace 🙂

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