So sorry for the lack of post yesterday! My husband and I took our first solo (without kids) trip in 4 years this past weekend to NYC to celebrate our 10 year anniversary, his birthday, and Valentine’s Day and ended up having our flight delayed overnight. We finally made it back yesterday and after getting the kids, getting groceries, and getting all caught up with my business, I ran out of time to get anything else accomplished. But, I am back and I am excited to share this easy tutorial for pom-pom tassel curtain ties with you today.
These fun copper pom-pom tassels are so colorful and I love the pom-pom and copper additions that make these tassels oh so awesome. Follow along below to see the full details.
- Thin yarn or cross stitch floss (I used these cute little yarn bon-bons from Lions brand)
- Large craft Pom-poms (from the craft store)
- 1/4″ copper coupling (you need 1 for each tassel, from the hardware store)
- Scissors and a large upholstery needle or tube turner
Begin by choosing your colors and creating a large bunch (maybe 20-30 pieces) of 14″ long yarn. Then tie a piece of 20″ yarn (you can use the same color or a coordinating color) around the center of the yarn pieces.
Now fold the yarn pieces in half so that the center is at the top creating a free form tassel. Then slide the piece of copper coupling down over the center yarn tie and onto the pieces of yarn. There is no need to glue this in place because the thickness of the yarn tassel will hold it just fine.
Feel free to leave the tassels like this if you wish, or you can go ahead and add the pom-pom for that little extra somethin’-somethin’. To add the pom-pom, either thread the yarn top of the tassel through your embroidery needle and then pass the needle through the center of the pom-pom, or push your tube turner through the center of the pom pom and grab that piece of yarn and pull it through the pom-pom center (like I did). You will need to feel the pom pom to find the center hole that you will want to thread the yarn through. It feels similar to a cheerio and the hole in the middle of that cheerio is where you want the yarn to go.
Now that you have your pom-pom tassels all made, simply use the long yarn piece on the top to tie around your curtains!
Aren’t they awesome! I am seriously loving the pom-pom top and all the colors that are going on. And even better is that the copper piece on the tassels goes perfectly with my new DIY copper pipe curtain rod that I will be sharing next week! Oh, and please don’t mind that super wrinkly curtain! I need to get out my steamer and get that thing straight, but who wants to do that? Don’t judge.