I woke up this morning and realized that I hadn’t done anything to prepare for our St. Patricks Day activities this year. To make matters worse, my closet is pretty void of anything shamrock green because that color isn’t in my ginger tendencies color wheel!
With only a few days to plan and zero desire to spend a bunch of money, I needed something that would go with the white tee that I plan on rocking. And that would keep me safe from all of the pinching!
Tassel Earrings For The Win!
My obsession with tassels is only 2nd to my pompom obsession so I thought I would spice things up a bit and do a layered tassel earring to complete my St. Patricks Day ensemble! So I asked Megan to join me today to create some fun earrings.
Bonus these little babes are the perfect addition to any spring plans that you have!
Check out our tutorial below and whip yourself up a pair of fun tassel earrings for St. Patricks Day or your next event that calls for a fun accessory!
The Project Details:
- Cost: $3 -$5
- Craft Level: Beginner
- Time: 30 minutes
- 6 skeins of embroidery thread -if you are making a 3 tier earring, you need to have 3 for each side.
- Earring hooks – any type of earring hook will work as long as they have an area that you can connect thread through.
- Standard thread – you can also just cut out two long pieces off on one of your embroidery skeins
Choosing Your Colors!
Since I am whipping these up for St. Paddy’s day, I chose to have two white tassels on each side and a tiny touch of the green. My complexion can handle that much of that color green!
Megan was in on the fun this afternoon and she opted to choose a purple ombre color combo for her pair. I think her exact words were “I WON”T wear them if they are THAT color green.” Point taken!
One thing to note when you are making anything with embroidery thread is that there are different textures of
Step One. Tying The Tassels
The first step in this project is to make the tassels. I like to batch process projects like this. Since we have 6 tassels we need to make, this is bulk of the work for these earrings.
When making the base for the tassels, we want to first cut two lengths off of the skein for tying around our tassels. Take your first piece of thread and tie it around the middle. I double knot mine and then just let the extra thread blend in with the side so your thread looks like image # 1.
Then take the second length of thread and tie it around the top, creating a tiny ghost-like figure. Once I secure my double knot here, I wrap the cord around and around 3-5 times before tying it off again.
Then I take the extra lengths that tend to stick out from my knot and tuck them under the wrapped portion. Using your needle is helpful here to ensure that it is tucked securely behind.
Step Two. Its Cutting Time!
Now that our tassels are tied, it’s time for us to create the tassels. Please note, I wanted this to be a quick craft and I always use my access thread for other projects to avoid waste. If you don’t want to have any thread waste, you can always keep your tassels long or wrap them in the previous step.
Grab your scissors and measure out how long you want your tassels to be. I prefer to keep all of mine the same length but hey, these are your creation so you can make them however you please! Have fun with it!
I also cut mine fairly short so that they would have more volume to them.
Continue to cut all 6 of your tassels.
Pro Tip: I like to stack up my tassels so that I can make sure they are the same length.
Step Three. Layer Those Tassels!
Lay out your tassels in the order you want to have them hanging. Now it is time to thread your needle with your extra thread. Make sure that you tie a knot in the base of your threaded needle.
Grab the tassel that you want on the bottom and flip it upside down so that you can see the middle inside of the
Thread your needle up through the bottom of the tassel, making sure that the needle enters the tassel in the middle and exits the top of the tassel, also in the middle.
Move on to the second tassel and proceed to do the same. Then repeat with the top tassel until you have all three tassels on your length of thread.
Step Four. Top It Off!
Now its time to connect the final piece!
With the thread and needle through the top tassel and all three scooted snuggly together, now you are going to want to grab your earring hook.
You will want to loop it through both the hoop on the earring hook and through the top of your tassel to secure the thread. Once you have looped it through twice, then insert the needle back through the top of the tassel head and pull it through the top tassel. Tie a knot to fasten and trim the thread so that you can’t see it.
Repeat the steps for the other side and you are all done with your sassy new tassel earrings!
I can’t wait to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in these pretties! And I have a feeling that I am going to need several (non-green) pairs to go with some of my upcoming spring and summer outfits!!
Want to make some fun accessories with us? We always have some sort of