The Wilde Olive Blog: DIY: Fabric Tassel Banner


DIY: Fabric Tassel Banner

Thursday, February 20, 2014

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I absolutely love a fabric banner and this tassel banner requires no sewing and very few supplies. Just pick out some fabric to coordinate with any room or to bring a little spring to your home. This tutorial is adapted from Prudent Baby's Tutorial she posted years ago. We (my sister and I) tweaked it a little to work for us & added wording. Without further ado here is how it's done! 

Step 1: Gather supplies

  • Fabric - 2 yards makes 8 tassels (note: make sure your fabric is double sided)
  • Scissors or rotary cutter
  • Cutting mat, yard stick, or other measuring device (cutting mat makes it easier)
  • Iron
  • Hot glue gun

Step 2

Cut your fabric into 18x24 inches. You can make these whatever size you want but at this size it's easy to cut 4 from one yard of fabric. The photos below show the fabric folded. 

Step 3

Iron your rectangles in half. You can totally skip this step but it made it easier for me when it came to cutting and rolling my tassels. Place you shorter ends of the rectangle together and iron a seam in the middle. This takes about 5 extra minutes but totally worth it.

Step 4

 Place one piece folded on a flat surface (or cutting mat) with the open end facing you. This is where the rotary cutter would come in handy but totally doable with scissors. Starting at the bottom cut your strands about an inch apart but stop about 2 inches from the top (the fold). Cut one strand through to use later. 

Step 5

 Open your fabric. Starting at the edge closest to you, roll tightly in tangling the strands as you go. This is where the ironed crease will help you keep it even.

Step 6

Fold tassel in half. Put one dot of glue about an inch to inch and half from the top fold and wrap the strand you cut off completely tightly around the tassel and secure with another dot of glue.

or you can just tie it tightly. Left (below) is glued and Right is tied.

Step 7

 Repeat for multiple tassels and string on a string of your choice. You see them strung on rope and fabric rope in this post. (If using fabric rope - remember to tie off your end if not using a whole spool before you cut, because it will unravel very easily!) and DONE!

Now go hang that happy little banner in your nursery, on your mantel, above your bed, or on the patio! It will definitely bring a little something extra to your room!

The Lettering: We cut these letters using the Silhouette Cameo and 1 Sheet of Glittered Scrapbook Paper, but you can easily print and trace a large font onto the back of the cardstock and cut with scissors. They are attached with a dab of hot glue. For this banner I actually used 9 tassels since my word was five letter. Just to make it symmetrical. Nest week I will be showing you how I used this dream banner to liven up my guest/sewing/photography room!

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  1. This is soooo pretty! Off to pin it!

  2. This is soooo cute! I love how easy it is to make these tassels. I pinned this to make for a party someday!

  3. What a gorgeous craft, that kids can get involved with too. Thanks for linking up with #myfavouritepost

  4. I love your tassels! My daughter would love a banner like this over her bed. Thanks for a great tutorial!

  5. What a fun craft and it looks so great over the bed. Thank you so much for sharing your crafty project @ Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. I hope you will join us tomorrow night @ 8 EST. Take care, Tara

  6. This is beautiful! I'm now inspired to try this on one of my projects! I love your blog!

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