Make Your Own Tassel Wall Art

Create unique wall art with a few simple supplies and dye.

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Tassels come in many shapes, sizes, colors, and materials. From tissue paper garlands to leather tassel key chains and everything in between, tassels are the perfect way to add a touch of fun texture to any item.

Made with basic cording, this tassel wall art display can be customized to fit your design aesthetic. Use dowels to hang the tassels in symmetrical or asymmetrical rows. Dip-dye the tassels in colors that match your room or in various shades of the same color for an ombre effect. No matter what colors you decide on, the result will surely be showstopping.

What You Need

  • 4 rolls of 100-foot sash cord
  • 6-inch and 9-inch wood blocks
  • (2) 50-gram packs of liquid fabric dye
  • Measuring cups
  • (2) 3/8×48-inch dowels
  • 3 sets of cafe rod brackets
  • Handsaw 

Step 1

Wrap cord around the longer side of the 6-inch wood block, starting and ending at the bottom of the block. Wrap cord eight times and cut from roll. Cut a 12-inch section of cord and use it to tie tassel strands together about 2 inches from top of tassel. Slide tassel off wood block. Wrap the ends around all strands and tie off again. Cut through all bottom loops on tassel. 

Step 2

Cut an 18-inch strand of cord and run it through the loop at the top of the tassel. Tie a knot at the top of the strand, leaving ends untrimmed.

Step 3

Mix dye and dip bottom of tassel into dye for desired look. Let dry. Repeat steps 1-3 with both the 6-inch and 9-inch wood blocks to create desired number of tassels in each size.

Step 4

Using a handsaw, cut dowels to desired size (ours are 24 inches). Install cafe rod brackets on wall. Hang tassels from dowels, arranging in varied heights, and insert in brackets. 

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