These Door Tassels Are the Next DIY Project You Should Be Doing

DIY Door Tassel
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Door swag is a thing. And we're loving the textured touch this DIY tassel adds to a doorway. Paired with the earthiness of wooden beads, it brings such warmth to your space, welcoming you and your guests each time you pass by. We're also digging just how easy it is to make (we're talking less than the time it takes to have dinner delivered). So add this project to your agenda because — hung from a doorknob, a drawer pull, or the back of a chair — this tassel offers both style and a symbol of hospitality wherever you hang it.

Things You'll Need

Tassel hung on back of chair
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Tassel and beads hung on door
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Step 1

Figure out how long you want your tassel to hang on your door. I decided to make a 9-inch tassel.

Measuring length of rope on door
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Multiply the desired length of your tassel times six, and cut a piece of rope according to that length. Since I wanted a 9-inch tassel, I cut 54 inches of rope (9 x 6 = 54).

Length of rope cut
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Step 2

Fold your rope into thirds, and then form it into an arch shape.

Rope folded in thirds and shaped into arch
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Wrap painter's tape around each side of the arch where you'd like to wrap colored embroidery floss.

Sides of rope wrapped with painter's tape
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Step 3

Tie a piece of embroidery floss with a double knot onto one end of the section you taped off.

Tying embroidery floss around rope strands
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Tightly wrap the embroidery floss from one end of the taped section to the other, overlapping it to completely hide the rope beneath it.

Embroidery floss wrapped around top portion of rope
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When you get to the end, wrap the embroidery floss loosely around the rope to form a loop, and pull the tail of the embroidery floss through the loop to secure a knot. Trim off the tail and remove the tape.

Securing end of embroidery floss with loop
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Step 4

On the sides where the embroidery floss ends, cinch the rope strands together to form a loop. To secure the loop, tie a knot around the rope strands with a different colored embroidery floss. Don't trim off the tail on the knot.

Tying knot to cinch rope into a loop
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Continue wrapping the new embroidery floss color around the base of the loop until you form about a 1-inch band. Tie the end of the embroidery floss with the knot tail you left on at the beginning, and then trim off the tails.

Wrapping a different embroidery floss color around base of loop
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Step 5

Cut through the loops on the end of the tassel to create loose rope strands.

Cutting rope loops to form loose strands
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Unravel the ends of each rope strand and comb through them with your fingers to fluff up the tassel. Trim the length as desired.

Unraveling rope strands
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Step 6

String wood beads onto a length of twine or string, and tie the ends in a tight double knot to form a loop. Make sure the loop is large enough to fit on your doorknob.

Wood beads strung together and tied into a loop
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Step 7

Using the same embroidery floss color you used on the top of the tassel, tie the tassel to the wood beads with a tight double knot. Trim the tails.

Tying tassel to wood beads
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Hang, and enjoy a warm welcome every time you pass it!

Tassel and beads hung on doorknob
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Tassel and beads hung on doorknob
credit: Trisha Sprouse

Trisha Sprouse

Trisha Sprouse

Trisha is a writer, video producer + maker with a knack for creating modern DIY content. When her hands aren't covered in paint, she's most likely holding a camera or power drill or both.