DIY Burlap Tassels

Jul, 12, 2017
DIY Burlap Tassels

This post is sponsored b Kenarry Ideas for the Home, but as always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
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It’s the second Wednesday of the month which means it’s time for another Monthly DIY Challenge. This month we teamed up with a fellow bloggy friend, Kenarry Ideas for the Home, to use her Burlap Ribbon that she recently started selling on Amazon. I’ll be totally honest, this was a BIG challenge for me. Burlap isn’t really my jam but I was determined to make something that still blended with my style. So I came up with these cute little tassels to use in our bathroom that I think turned out pretty good!


DIY Burlap Tassels


All you need is the burlap ribbon and some scissors and you’re ready to get started.


Unroll your ribbon and then cut off both sides of the ribbon up to your desired length.

turn burlap into cute tassels


Then cut across the ribbon so you have one long strip of burlap.

Cut the ends off your burlap and make tassels


Start pulling the shorter pieces off in small groups.

Unravel pieces of burlap to make tassels

Until all you’re left with is a big pile of the longer strings.

how to make tassels


Gather them all together and fold them in half.

how to make tassels out of burlap


And then use one of the smaller strings to tie it around the top about an inch or so down and cut off the excess.

tutorial on making tassels out of burlap


Repeat until you make all the tassels you want! I looped mine together onto some thicker string but you can use whatever you want.

making tassels from burlap

Then I attached them to this little belly basket we have in our bathroom!

Belly Basket with DIY Burlap Tassels

Burlap Tassels on a belly basket in the bathroom for towels

A Belly basket with tassels for holding towels

I love that these challenges always push me out of my comfort zone to make things I probably never would have to begin with. My love affair with tassels started with my DIY Giant Tassel Throw Blanket and certainly hasn’t slowed down since 😉

Don’t forget to check out all the other burlap ribbon projects below!



  1. Reply

    Erica @ Dwell Beautiful

    July 14, 2017

    Yay for fringe tassels! I love these and they are a great way to use burlap for us more boho-inclined ladies 😉 They look so great on that basket – almost like it was meant to be 🙂

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    Amy | Canary Street

    July 14, 2017

    I never would have thought to use burlap ribbon this way! Love how you were able to transform it in a way that fits your style.

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    July 14, 2017

    Wow! Bre! This is so creative and outside the box! Way to make burlap work with your style! 😀

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      July 14, 2017

      Thanks Erin! So happy with how they turned out!

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    July 14, 2017

    At last, a use for all those strings, always seems a shame to throw them away. Very inventive cute use. Will be making some of these soon.
    Happy Days

    • Reply


      July 14, 2017

      Yes, the possibilities are endless with any kind of string! Happy crafting!

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    Amanda Fettig

    July 13, 2017

    This is such a fun and unique idea!! They turned out so cute. They’re perfect on that little basket!

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      July 14, 2017

      Thanks Amanda! I’m loving how they turned out!

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    Kendra @

    July 12, 2017

    They’re so perfect for your style, Bre! And look great on the basket! xo

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      July 14, 2017

      Thanks Kendra!!

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    Carrie at Kenarry: Ideas for the Home

    July 12, 2017

    Bre, you are so clever! What a beautiful and simple way to make burlap ribbon fit your boho style. I especially love how using the burlap ribbon gives the jute tassel strings a little bit of a wave. Thank you so much for thinking outside of the box and coming up with a great project for your challenge this month. I love it!

    Best wishes,
    Carrie at Kenarry: Ideas for the Home

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      July 14, 2017

      Thank you so much Carrie! It was a fun project to work on and I’m so glad it pushed me out of my comfort zone to create something I truly love!

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    July 12, 2017

    This is a great idea! I haven’t seen burlap tassels before, and you’re right that this was a great challenge for you. 🙂 These are really cute.

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      July 14, 2017

      Thanks Bre! It was definitely a challenge for me but so glad I came up with this idea that I really love!

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