It’s that time of year – people are graduating!! Yay! It’s a fantastic reason to have a party. Do you need an idea for easy decorations? Why not make a few graduation tassels using embroidery floss?! They’re SUPER easy!
Making graduation tassels is SO EASY and takes less than 5 minutes. It is seriously one of the easiest DIY projects!
To make a tassel for a graduation cap follow the instructions below.
Supplies for Embroidery Floss Graduation Tassel
- Embroidery floss: $.70 each
Cut two pieces of embroidery floss. One 12” and one 6” long.
Find the middle of the embroidery floss. It will be at one of the folds. Take the 12” piece of floss and put it through the middle of the floss. Fold it in half and tie a knot. This will keep the tassel together. Then tie the loose ends (which is now two 6” long sections) of the 12” piece in a knot, so it creates a hanging loop.
Take the 6” piece of floss and create a 2” loop. The loop end faces down the tassel (see image). While holding the loop in place, take one end of the floss and twist it tightly around the tassel. You are creating the band around the tassel.
After you have wound the floss around the tassel to create the band width you want, take the floss end you have been winding and put it through the loop.
Pull the two floss ends away from each other and tighten. This will create a knot that hides behind the tassel band. Snip off the excess floss.
Cut the embroidery floss at the bottom of the graduation tassel, so the ends are even.
Fini! Your graduation tassel made out of embroidery floss is done! Wasn’t that easy-peasy!!
Check out how the tassel looks on my DIY Graduation Cap Cake Plate. Cute, huh!
Tip: buy different colored embroidery floss and make the band a different color than the tassel. Or make multi-colored tassels.
Other uses for embroidery floss tassels:
- Pillow corners
- Curtain ties
- Christmas ornaments