Let’s continue adding more to the tapestry!! To add more of a detailed finish on our tapestry, we’d need a nice accessory that creates movement. Usually, tapestries are multi-colored & multi-textured. Creating texture, movement, and more color will emphasize the placemat, I mean our tapestry. ;P
Featuring 4 different color of embroidery floss, adding them as tassels, will even create more texture and movement to our piece. This DIY is perfect for a nursery, bedroom, or any living space! Let’s start making our tassels!!
What You’ll Need:
- Embroidery Floss
I had four colors, all picked from the same color theme of the placemat.
- Scissors (Sharp fine ones!)
- Sewing kit (Needle and thread)
- Thread ( same colors you’re planning to use for your tassels.
- Square cardboard.
Whatever the size, your square will be, will be the size of your tassel.
I used a size of 2″ x 2″inch.
Where To Buy:
- Embroidery Floss
WalMart for $0.43 each!
Variety Pack, $4.64 | Embroidery Floss 36pk |
- Embroidery Scissors
WalMart, $4.39 | Ultra Fine Stork Embroidery Scissors |
Creating tassels, can be very time consuming, so put on your favorite show on Netflix, and have a crafter-noon! I tried my very best capturing each step while creating my tassel, so please refer to the photos in case my step-by-step directions seem unclear. Here we go!
- Take your embroidery floss and place against the cardboard square, leaving an 1.5″inch out.
- Wrap a few times around the square. I wrapped mine exactly 20 times.
- Clip the rest of the floss off, and tie at the top.
- Cut a 5-6″inch long floss, off the same color and tie in the middle of one side of the cardboard square.
This will be the top of the tassel.
- Push the ream of embroidery floss off the cardboard square.
- Pull the hanging exposed top of the tie up, and cut ream on the opposite end.
- Cutting another strand of floss, tie together the entire group of floss, creating the top “poof” portion of the tassel.
- Double/triple knot the tie, and trim off excess floss.
- Trim floss down, to desired length.
- REPEAT steps over, until you have enough tassels for your tapestry.
I made 11 tassels for tapestry, using 4 different colors.
- Once all tassel’s have been made, style your tassels in a cool color pattern that ties in with your placemat.
- Sew on tassels on bottom edge of placemat. Secure, and you’re done!!
This easy and affordable wall tapestry brings a small touch of bold colors throughout. Subtle, simple, and boho all at the same time!! Hung on a wooden dowel, its true beauty comes in its simplicity of color yet variety of colors and textures! This once placemat, now turned tapestry is sure to add charm to any room!!
If you liked this tutorial, or found it helped, please follow me on Pinterest!! Click the Pinterest icon above and add to your Pinterest board!!! I had such a great time creating this, I actually want to make more to scatter around the home, and also start making a few for special holidays and occasions!! Stay tuned for more DIYs later this summer! Happy June everyone!!