How to make Tassel Earrings!

I’m a graduate student, and money is always tight. I love making gifts. Homemade gifts can be more personal, and it saves money! So stay tuned for a couple of posts coming up with easy holiday gifts. I don’t have my ears pierced, but all the women in my family do. Tassel earrings are very in style right now, could not be more perfect!


  • Embroidery thread ( pick and choose your colors, I like to have gold to have that elevated look)
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Earrings ( you can buy some on Etsy here)

Step 1:

Cut off a section of the embroidery thread so that you can use later. With each embroidery thread will make two tassels.

Step 2 & 3:

Measure out half of the embroidery thread. Bend the thread in half.



Step 4: 

With the extra thread, you set aside on the beginning tie off at the middle. Tie it as a tie as you can.


Step 5:

Cut both looped ends so that it looks like the picture on the right.


Step 6:

Now bend the embroidery thread in half and wrap the extra embroidery thread from the beginning. This has to be really tight. I like to wrap it a couple of times.


Step 7:

Cut off the uneven frayed end. Then do the other half of the embroidery thread.


Almost done!! You have 2 new tassels. Adding gold is optional. Just cut off a small section and wrap it around the top.

Step 8:

With the needle and thread, add the tassels. You can change the order or add more or fewer tassels.


Step 9:

Tie off the top and add the earrings.


There you have it!! A great pair of earrings for you or a loved one! Enjoy!

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