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Add Some Color To Your 2014 With A DIY Tassel Skirt!

One of my 2014 fashion resolutions is to wear more color—easy enough right? I’m starting small by just adding touches of color to my outfits here and there, no full-on neon outfits for me yet! I had a plain white skirt that needed some love and I was inspired by a pillowcase from Anthropologie that is white with colorful tassels, so I decided to add some colorful tassels of my own to the hem of the skirt. I’m kind of in love with how it turned out and it was really easy too!

Click through the slides to see the instructions and make your own DIY tassel skirt!

  • Follow These Instructions… 1 of 10
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    I've given you the whole step-by-step!

  • Gather Your Supplies 2 of 10
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    You'll need:
    A skirt
    Embroidery thread (in as many colors as you want)
    Needle and regular thread
    Scissors

    Easy enough, right?

  • #1. Wrap Your Embroidery Thread 3 of 10
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    Wrap the embroidery thread around two fingers until the tassel is at the thickness you desire. I wrapped each of mine 20 times.

  • #2. Slide The Thread Off Your Fingers 4 of 10
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    Slide the wrapped thread off your fingers, but make sure that you keep it squished together.

  • #3. Tie Your Tassels 5 of 10
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    Tie a small piece of the same embroidery thread around the top quarter of the tassel and double knot it.

  • #4. Cut The Ends Of The Tassels 6 of 10
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    Cut the bottom loops. It'll look a little wonky at this point, so don't worry!

  • #5. Then Trim! 7 of 10
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    Trim the bottom to your desired length, making sure to cut straight across uniformly. 

  • #6. Repeat In As Many Colors As You Like! 8 of 10
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    Repeat the previous steps to make enough tassels for your skirt. I used 8 on the front and 8 on the back. You could do multi-colored like mine, or all monotone! I want to do all black tassels on a white skirt next! 

  • #7. Sew Tassels Onto Your Skirt 9 of 10
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    To sew the tassels onto the skirt, thread the needle into the top loops of the tassel and secure to the hem about a 1/4"-1/2" from the bottom.

  • All done! 10 of 10
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    Isn't the finished product so fun? It'll make you want to put tassels on everything, which isn't a bad idea if you ask me! 

     

Click here to see more posts from Abi on Babble or find more from Abi on her personal blog Vanilla & Lace

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