Good morning! Today, I’m excited to show you a super-simple project to update some basic hoops into bold, DIY boho tassel earrings. I love massive statement earrings, don’t you? In the past few weeks, we’ve made leather feather earrings and recycled vinyl record earrings, but I think these DIY boho tassel earrings make the biggest impact on an outfit. In just a few minutes, you can makeover your old hoops into something more vibrant and with more color and texture.
Tassels have a rich history spanning thousands of years. Originating in ancient civilizations like Egypt and Greece, they were used as decorative elements on clothing and accessories, symbolizing wealth and status. Throughout the Middle Ages and Renaissance, tassels remained popular in fashion and interior design. Today, they continue to be used on graduation caps, in home furnishings, and as fashionable embellishments. Tassels have evolved into a timeless fashion-forward statement across cultures and design styles.
But why are they considered boho fashion now, you ask?
Well, the free spirited boho style draws inspiration from various cultures and eras, and uses an unconventional approach to fashion.
Tassels, with their playful and whimsical nature, align well with the boho ethos! They add movement, texture, and a touch of bohemian flair to clothing, accessories, and home decor. The use of tassels in boho fashion and interior design is reminiscent of global influences, tribal motifs, and care-free artists worldwide.
Also, tassels are often crafted from natural materials like cotton, jute, or silk, which align with the boho emphasis on organic and sustainable materials. Their handcrafted appearance and imperfect, slightly disheveled look contribute to the boho aesthetic of embracing imperfection and individuality. To put it simply: it’s all about the vibes. Let’s get your own earrings going!
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How To Make Boho DIY Tassel Earrings:
Start out by taking some embroidery thread and tying a tight knot around the end of one of your hoop earrings. I like to add a small dot of superglue around my knot to hold it in place.
Wrap your embroidery thread around your hoop earring until you reach the other side. Tie another knot on the other side and superglue to secure. The superglue does a great job of keeping your embroidery thread from slipping into your DIY earrings closures.
Making The Tassels
Next, it’s time to make some tassels! I created an easy little video tutorial on how to make your own tassels. For today’s step-by-step tutorial, I used 10 tassels in total but you can choose to make however many you like. The best part of making tassels is that the loose ends just become part of the tassel! No need to hide them. Just pick the color of your choice and follow the simple tutorial below!
Now that your tassels are all ready to go in the color scheme of your choice, it’s time to attach them to your hoop earrings. Tie a small knot to hold them in place and once they are secure, trim the length of your tassels all together so you have a uniform look. You’ve got your own pair of tassel earrings! They do make for great gifts, because they are such an easy project to do in little time. They are the perfect way to give a thoughtful present with your personal touch. Good luck parting with them though, you won’t want to!
Tip: If you’d like them to fan out more and have a stiffer look, just spray them with some Spray Starch and lay flat to dry before wearing.
I hope you guys liked these DIY boho tassel fringe earrings! I love how they can simply add color to neutral outfits and are perfect for summer!
Wearing boho tassels brings a whimsical and carefree charm to your style. Whether adorning a flowy dress, a fringe-laden bag, or dangling from bohemian-inspired jewelry, tassels give a free-spirited vibe. They add movement and texture, infusing your look with flair. Embracing boho tassels allows you to tap into a world of eclectic influences, tribal inspirations, and handcrafted aesthetics. With their organic materials and imperfect charm, boho tassels invite you to embrace individuality and showcase your adventurous spirit through fashion. As always, if you ever have any questions while you are completing this tutorial, just leave a comment below and I would love to help out. Let your creativity shine!
Other DIYs You Might Like:
DIY Leather Feather Earrings – Make Your Own Boho Jewelry
DIY Recycled Vinyl Record Earrings