Tassels seem to be getting funkier and more unique as they gain in popularity, so when I thought of creating napkin rings out of tassels I knew I had to add my tutorial to the mix. Click through to find out how to make your own bohemian style napkin rings out of rope and a few other simple materials.
The tassel itself is what holds the napkin, and the pom pom trim adds some serious personality. And they're surprisingly easy to make!
Here's what you'll need to create one tassel:
- 18" soft cotton rope
- Embroidery floss in a variety of colors
- 8" pom pom trim
- Embroidery needle
Begin by layout out your rope in a horseshoe shape and lay the pom pom trim around the top section, as shown above. Cut three pieces of embroidery floss (in different colors) that are about 64" long each. Holding all three together, tie them around the rope and pom pom trim right above the first pom pom.
Position the tails next the pom pom trim, wrapping the embroidery floss around it. Continue wrapping the floss around and around until you get to the end of the pom pom trim. Tie them around the rope, right before the last pom pom.
Choose a contrasting color floss and tie it around both ropes, right above the pom poms at the end as shown above. Continue wrapping it around both ropes for about an inch.
Tie a single knot at the end, and put an embroidery needle on the floss. Push the needle through the middle of the ropes and out the other side. Trim the end of the floss so it isn't visible.
Cut the ends of the rope so they are 3-4" long and then separate the threads so they look like one unified tassel rather than two ropes.
And you're finished! These are sure to garner compliments at your next dinner party, and a set of them would make a great hostess gift too.
These can be customized in so many ways... with other colors, different sized stripes and patterns and you could even try different pom pom trim sizes.
Even if you have the most basic dinnerware and napkins, your table will still look like it's dressed to the nines!
And here's the best part... it's super easy to find the materials (you should be able to find them at most craft stores) and they won't cost you an arm and a leg either! Win win.