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Make Tassel Christmas Ornaments

This is a tutorial that anyone can create! Learn to make easy tassel Christmas ornaments that look beautiful with all kinds of holiday decor.

tassel ornaments hanging on a white tree
wood and cotton tassel ornament

Creating things with your hands around the holidays is particularly special. That homespun feel is even more satisfying when you create something during the most wonderful time of the year!

These tassel Christmas ornaments are so simple to make but look great with your holiday decor. They fit perfectly into a boho holiday theme, a farmhouse Christmas, and even a modern aesthetic.

They’re versatile, totally customizable, and nice and affordable to make.

(I particularly love combining them on a tree with these mini macrame trees and these easy wood ornaments! Toss on some wood bead garland and it’s even better.)

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three tassel christmas ornaments on a tree

More Holiday Projects To Try

If you’re loving these tassel Christmas ornaments, I have some other projects that I think you’ll really appreciate!

I took the time to comb through our holiday archives and pick out some that complement this ornament DIY perfectly. Be sure to pin your favorites so that you can find them again!

DIY tassel christmas ornament on tree

Alterations or Customizations to try

You could spin this project dozens of different ways! I love projects that leave lots of room for interpretation and personalization.

Here are just a few ideas for you to explore!

  • Try painting the wooden rings to add a bold pop of color, or use white, black, or gold to create a different type of neutral palette.
  • Use a different color of cotton cord.
  • Instead of cotton cord, try a different material entirely! Experiment with yarn, embroidery floss, twine, and more.
  • Try varying types of rings. You could use old shower curtain rings, napkin rings, and more. Experiment with plastic, metal, or anything you can find.

Supplies You’ll Need

Wooden Rings. As you’re gathering supplies, remember that you can use many different types of rings! I used some napkin holders that I liked the shape of. You can use any type of ring that works for you.

Cotton Cord. The rust-colored cotton cord you see here is macrame cord. I like macrame cord for this project because it frays nicely to create a pretty tassel. However, you could use lots of different materials for the cord! Try yarn, rope, embroidery thread, and more.

Scissors. Every craft cabinet should have a nice sharp pair of scissors!

Eye Hooks. We had some tiny, jewelry-sized screw eye hooks on hand to place in the wooden rings; this is where I attached the ornament hook. However, you could also just hook the wood ring itself over the branch of a tree to hang the ornaments.

Awl. If you’re using eye hooks, it helps to create a starter hole in the wood ring with the awl so that the hooks screw in more easily.

Comb. This will be used to brush the cord and fluff up the tassel.

How to Make Tassel Christmas Ornaments

  1. Start by cutting a few pieces of your cotton cord, each about 10″ long. I cut 4 pieces
  2. Place the pieces of cord through the ring, pulling them halfway through. Fold them so that you have all of the ends of the cord together.
  3. Cut another length of cord and separate the strands so that you have a thin piece of cord. Wrap this thin piece around all of the other cords to create a tassel. Wrap tightly a few times, and tie a double knot. Tuck the ends of this cord into the tassel to hide them.
  4. Separate and brush through the cords gently with the comb. Use scissors to trim all of the tassel ends to an even length.
  5. If you’ll be adding an eye hook, start by gently making a small hole in the wood ring on the top area where it would hang from. Then gently twist in the eye hook. Place an ornament hook through the eye hook and hang on your tree!
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how to make a tassel ornament
how to make a tassel ornament
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tassel christmas ornament with wood bead garland

Ways to Gift or Decorate with Tassel Ornaments

While I love these on my own tree, I think they’re also perfect for plenty of other ideas!

  • Give as holiday gifts to teachers, neighbors, family, or friends.
  • Use as a gift topper on bags or boxes.
  • String a few on a length of twine and hang as a garland.
  • Hang from a doorknob or wall hook.

I hope you enjoy making these pretty tassel Christmas ornaments! If you try and love this DIY be sure to rate it below. Have fun! xoxo

diy tassel christmas ornaments on a table
diy tassel christmas ornaments
wood and cotton tassel ornament

Make Tassel Christmas Ornaments

Yield: Tassel Christmas Ornaments
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

These pretty tassel Christmas ornaments are simple to make and look beautiful on a tree!

Materials

  • wooden rings
  • macrame cord
  • eye hooks

Tools

  • scissors
  • awl

Instructions

tassel christmas ornament with wood bead garland

  1. Start by cutting a few pieces of your cotton cord, each about 10" long. I cut 4 pieces
  2. Place the pieces of cord through the ring, pulling them halfway through. Fold them so that you have all of the ends of the cord together.
  3. Cut another length of cord and separate the strands so that you have a thin piece of cord. Wrap this thin piece around all of the other cords to create a tassel. Wrap tightly a few times, and tie a double knot. Tuck the ends of this cord into the tassel to hide them.
  4. Separate and brush through the cords gently with the comb. Use scissors to trim all of the tassel ends to an even length.
  5. If you'll be adding an eye hook, start by gently making a small hole in the wood ring on the top area where it would hang from. Then gently twist in the eye hook. Place an ornament hook through the eye hook and hang on your tree!

Notes

  • You could spin this project dozens of different ways! I love projects that leave lots of room for interpretation and personalization.
  • Here are just a few ideas for you to explore!
  • Try painting the wooden rings to add a bold pop of color, or use white, black, or gold to create a different type of neutral palette.
  • Use a different color of cotton cord.
  • Instead of cotton cord, try a different material entirely! Experiment with yarn, embroidery floss, twine, and more.
  • Try varying types of rings. You could use old shower curtain rings, napkin rings, and more. Experiment with plastic, metal, or anything you can find.

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