Everywhere I look, I see tassels! I feel like I blinked and suddenly they were on trend. I was checking out some tassel earrings online recently, and they were literally $30. Ummm?? My college budget is not ready to handle that, especially when they’re pretty trendy!
My friends Taylor, Claire, and I teamed up and figured out how to make these tassel earrings! PSA: they cost $4. At first I wasn’t sure about the three tiers, but I ended up loving how it looked. They’re definitely a statement, but add so much flare to any outfit!
(Also, if these are a bit too crazy for you, I’m adding a DIY for single-tiered tassel earrings very soon)
- 6 embroidery “bundles” of thread(2 of each color you plan on using)
- 2 jump rings
- 2 earring hooks (Findings are the technical term I believe!)
- Thread – whatever color works! I used white
- Remove the thread from its packaging. Cut two lengths of thread about 3 inches long. You’ll save those for later!
- Fold the bundle in half. Taking one piece of thread, tie it around the center as tight as possible. (You may need to ask a friend for some help with this part!)
- What you’ll have at this point is basically a bundle of thread tied in the middle, leaving the ends in loops. Cut those so that they’re all open.
- Fold the bundle in half again, so that the first tie you did is now at the top. Taking your 2nd piece of thread, tie it tightly again near the top. What you should have at this point is a sort of domed shape at the top, and all the ends are together at the bottom.
- Taking your scissors, even out the ends!
Repeat these steps with each bundle of thread until all of your tassels are complete!
- Thread your needle & tie a big knot at the bottom. Taking the bottom tassel, stick your needle through it and pull the thread out from the top.
- Repeat these steps for the next two, so that the three tassels are now stacked up on each other. Make sure you like how they lay, because this is basically what the finished product will look like!
- Tie off the thread at the top. Open your jump ring.
- Loop the jump ring through the piece of thread that you tied at the very beginning. With the ring still open, slip the loop of the earring piece through it!
- Close off. Repeat with the other earring, and then you’re done!
Making the tassels takes a bit of time at first, but once you get the hang of it, it goes by super quickly! This DIY is perfect if you’re struggling to think of some gift ideas for your friends – they don’t have to know they were only $4!
Are you on board with the tassel trend? Leave me a comment – they make my day!
If you do decide to give these a go, I’d love to see them. 🙂
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