I’m so excited to share this DIY layered tassel with you! This season has been full of beautiful woven purses, and I’m particularly in love with anything made from rattan or bamboo! I have been swooning over all of the fun shapes, like bird cages, round, tube, and basket styles. The earthy texture of these bags works well with lots of outfit options.
I recently picked up this Japanese style ark bag and wanted to add a splash of color to it. No better way to complement the natural bamboo texture than with a yarn tassel in hues of burnt orange, light coral, and mustard yellow. Making a layered tassel is a lot easier than you would think. You will only need a few supplies, about 30 minutes, and you will have the ideal accessory for all of your season’s woven bags! Let’s get to making!
Supplies for layered purse tassel
Yarn in three shades: mustard yellow, light coral, and burnt orange
Hot glue gun and glue stick
A piece of cardboard; it should be double the size you would like your finished tassel to be
Step one: For the first tassel, wrap the coral yarn around the winding board 100 times.
Step two: Cut a piece of yarn about 6 inches long and tie it tightly around the center of the yarn wrap. Secure it by double knotting.
Step three: Slip the yarn off of the winding board.
Step four: Pull the ends of the 6in piece of yarn upward and the loops downward. Then cut the loops of the tassel.
Step five: Lay a 6in piece of yarn out and place your tassel on top of it. Tie a taut knot, creating a “head” and a “skirt.” Then tie a double knot.
Step six: Trim off any excess or uneven pieces.
Step seven: Repeat these steps to make two more tassels. Do not pull the 6 in pieces of yarn upward. Instead, add them to the tassel.
Step eight: Flip the coral tassel upside down, spread the yarn out, and hot glue the head of the yellow tassel to the underneath of the coral tassel.
Step nine: Repeat step eight with the orange tassel.
Now tie your tassel to your favorite bag and you’re all set! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to share my makes! Connect with me on Instagram and Pinterest for more!