DIY Tassel Tie Backs

DIY Tassel Tie Backs

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Introduction

How do you accessorize an accessory? Curtain themselves are made to trim a window. Sure you can add fun patterns or different fabrics textures and even unique curtain rods to add a personal touch to your windows. However, the ultimate accessory for a curtain are tie-backs. Here’s an easy and inexpensive way to make your own tassel curtain tie backs.

Step 1

DIY Tassel Tie Backs

DIY Tassel Tie Backs

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Debbie Wolfe

Wrap It

Cut two 6-inch pieces of yarn and set aside. Fold the card stock into a rectangle. The size of it will depend on how large you want your tassel to be. Wrap the yarn around the rectangle about 30 times or until you get your desired thickness.

Pro Tip

Use sock weight yarn.

Step 2

DIY Tassel Tie Backs

DIY Tassel Tie Backs

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Debbie Wolfe

Bundle

Slide the yarn off the card. Use one of the 6 inch pieces of yarn to tie a double knot in the middle of your bundle.

Step 3

DIY Tassel Tie Backs

DIY Tassel Tie Backs

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Debbie Wolfe

Tie

Fold the bundle in half so that the double knot sits at the top. Wrap the other 6-inch piece of yarn around the entire bundle. Secure with a double knot.

Step 4

DIY Tassel Tie Backs

DIY Tassel Tie Backs

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Debbie Wolfe

Cut

Cut the loops.

Step 5

DIY Tassel Tie Backs

DIY Tassel Tie Backs

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Debbie Wolfe

Trim

Trim the ends.

Step 6

DIY Tassel Tie Backs

DIY Tassel Tie Backs

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Debbie Wolfe

Add Beads

Slide the beads on to the top off the tassel. Secure the beads with a dab of hot glue at the base of each bead.

Step 7

DIY Tassel Tie Backs

DIY Tassel Tie Backs

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Make a Loop

Cut a piece of the leather string or rope to the size you need to fit around your curtain to tie it back. Fold the ends in about an inch from each end and glue.

Step 8

DIY Tassel Tie Backs

DIY Tassel Tie Backs

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Debbie Wolfe

Wrap the Loop

Add another dab of glue then wrap yarn around the base of the leather loop. When the area is covered, add another dab of glue to secure the tail of the yarn, then trim.

Step 9

DIY Tassel Tie Backs

DIY Tassel Tie Backs

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Enjoy!

Loop around your curtain and enjoy!

Pro Tip

Use removable hooks on your wall to loop the ends of the tassel tie backs.