To convey a sense of luxury, make tassels with double-faced satin, silk, gingham, or edged-satin ribbon.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, December 2000
Wrap ribbon around a 3- to 6-inch piece of cardboard; the size of cardboard and amount of ribbon depend on the size tassel you want.
Step 1 of 4
Slide ribbon off card; center on a piece of thread. Fold and knot a loop of ribbon as long as tassel. Place it beside wound ribbon. Tie thread around ribbon; loop's knot should be caught below thread.
Step 2 of 4
Cut wrapped ribbon at both ends.
Step 3 of 4
Holding loop, fold top fringe down to meet bottom; adjust tassel shape. Cut a piece of ribbon long enough to wrap around tassel four times; make a loop in one end. With loose end of loop above and loop itself below, wrap ribbon around tassel four times.
Step 4 of 4
Pass ribbon through loop, pull loop end from top to tighten. Cut and tuck ends.