DIY Jute Tassel…

Do y’all have your Thanksgiving plans set? John and I don’t have any big plans this year but I decided I still wanted to change up my Fall table and make it a bit different for Turkey Day. I don’t have the entire table completely decorated yet but I knew what I wanted it to look like.

I wanted to start by making tassels from simple jute twine. I also wanted to incorporate mementos into the tassel…like a skeleton key from Jennifer’s wedding and one of my grandma’s vintage buttons.

DIY Jute Tassel...Easy and simple craft. the tassel is wonderful for a tablescape place setting, memento, or keepsake.Here’s the jute twine…

IMG_0326 …and the cardboard center from a paper towel roll. I flattened the roll and cut it in half.IMG_0327I began wrapping the twine around the cardboard about 15 times.

IMG_0330 IMG_0333I then cut a piece of twine that I thread through the top and securing with a knot.

IMG_0336 IMG_0337I cut another piece of twine and wrapped it around the top of the twine creating a bundle. I continued knotting the twine several times.

IMG_0342 IMG_0343I then cut the bottom loops so that they now freely hang…

IMG_0345 IMG_0346Each twine was unwrapped – there three threads of twine per piece.

IMG_0347 I then evened out the tassel by trimming the ends…like a hair cut.

IMG_0354I added the skeleton key and the button to the tassel.

Then, the really fun part began…I started to put together just one place setting. I kept the pumpkins and gourds on the table, but I added navy and white dishes…

DIY Jute Tassel...Easy and simple craft. the tassel is wonderful for a tablescape place setting, memento, or keepsake.…and hand painted the Thankful card.

DIY Jute Tassel...Easy and simple craft. the tassel is wonderful for a tablescape place setting, memento, or keepsake.I think I’m going to keep going – I really love how this is coming together. The tassels add an earthy element and pairs so well with the formal place setting. What do y’all think?

Comments

  1. says

    This is totally fantastic! I can imagine these on a Christmas tree, tie backs for curtains, hanging off a vintage door knob, present embellishment or on this gorgeous table. Once again you ladies have given us a genius project with so many creative uses. Thanks for sharing!

  2. says

    Wow another fabulous idea!! I LOVE the tassel and the special meaning with the key and buttons!! love everything about it!! beautiful, Lisa

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