Hello friends! Today I have a super easy and fun project to share.

Do you have 10 minutes to spare? That's all this project will take you to make three pretty paint dipped tassels!

Making tassels can be a lot of fun, but to save me a few dollars on this project, I decided to use some leftover bottles of paint that I had to make white tassels unique and colourful. The yarn was also stashed in away in my supplies, so this project actually cost me zero dollars. Yarn itself, if I want to make two or three different coloured tassels, can cost anywhere from $5 to $10 each. But I don't get enough use out of yarn to go and spend that kind of money. To compare, if you don't have any paint, the dollar store sells it for as little as one dollar each!


  • White yarn

  • Old postcard

  • Fabric scissors

  • Two glass bowls

  • Water (from sink)

  • Craft Smart Acrylic paint in Plum

  • Craft Smart Acrylic paint in Bright Magenta

  • Spoon

  • Paper towel


First you have to make the tassels. I found an old postcard that was just the perfect width. The width becomes the length of the tassels. You can also use a piece of cardboard. Whatever you choose should be sturdier than paper.

Wrap yarn around the postcard about 25 times.

When you finish, snip the end. Then snip all the yarn on that end of the postcard.

Cut another length of yarn and use that to tie a double knot around the top to create the tassel. If the ends are uneven at this point, use the scissors to clean them up.

To give the tassels some colour, first prepare the bowls. Fill each bowl about 3/4 of the way full with warm water from the tap. Drop about 5 drops of paint (one colour for each bowl) and stir well with a spoon.

Dip one tassel at a time in desired colour, holding it there for about 10 seconds. You can hold it in longer for a richer colour. Remove tassel and pat dry with a sheet of paper towel, then set aside to dry completely. Repeat for all tassels.

Once dry, you have pretty (and super easy to make) colourful tassels! Didn't I tell you? I could have done more colours, but I have plans for these tassels. I will share that in an upcoming post!

Thanks all for taking a look today. For more inspiration, please be sure to follow me on Pinterest and Instagram, and never miss a post when you like me on Facebook.

Have a great day!

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