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I was never a tassel fan until I realized that not all tassels are created equal and I could make my own with lots of different craft elements! I first saw this idea on a friend’s page, Hilde’ at Crafting at Hilde’s Farmhouse, she was using a vintage shaker. I’m using a couple of dollar store shakers! After I show you how to make a salt shaker tassel, you’ll be browsing your thrift and dollar stores for them!
Step one : Add a hanger
Using thin jute, insert one end into one of the holes on the top of the shaker. If the hole is too small, you may need a smaller string. You could also use tape to wrap around the end of your jute to make it even smaller and easier to feed through the hole.
Use some tweezers or needle nose pliers to pull your jute through the large hole at the bottom. Also, if there is a stopper there, just remove it and discard it, unless you could use it elsewhere.
Next, add the other end of your jute through one of the other holes on top of your shaker. My jute probably measured about two feet or so.
Pull both pieces all the way through and even up your jute.
Then you’ll want to pull some length back out of the top and tie a knot to secure it.
I like to get this thin jute at the Dollar General. It’s only a buck!
The knot that you create will make your hanger and prevent the jute from being pulled back down into the shaker.
Step two : Make your tassel
I’m using various ribbons and chunky yarn to create the tassel for this lemon shaker.
I got that lemon ribbon and the cotton lace from the Dollar Tree, the polka dots came from Walmart, and the yellow gingham came from Michael’s.
I started my tassel by wrapping my chunky yarn around a box that was the size I wanted for my tassel.
I wrapped it 10 times around. Wrap it more times for a chunkier tassel. Then I started adding my cut pieces of ribbon.
Once I had all my pieces cut and added to my yarn, I cut my yarn at the bottom.
Step three : Add your tassel to your salt shaker
Lay open your two pieces of twine that are coming out of the bottom of your shaker. Center your yarn and ribbon between the two pieces and bring them together.
Next, tie your jute around your yarn and ribbons.
Once you have it tight, cut your twine and cover it with your yarn.
Your Salt Shaker Tassel is Done!
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I hope you enjoyed this diy and it inspires you to make some tassels of your own out of salt and pepper shakers that you may have! Make sure to join our email family to keep up with what we’re doing each week. God bless friends!