Dip Dyed Tassels

December 1 2019

Attached to a gift, a tree or assembled as a wall garland, tassels are versatile and fun. We love how well these dip-dyed tassels turned out and can’t wait to incorporate them in our homes this holiday season. This dye project was done in less than an hour and looks like something you would find in a boutique!


  • Cotton Tassels
  • Rit All-Purpose Liquid Dye (We used Rose Quartz, Teal, Coral and Kelly Green)
  • Small Plastic Container or Mason Jar
  • Measuring Cup
  • Plastic Gloves
  • Plastic Table Cover
  • Paper Towels
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  1. Cut 2 pieces of yarn that are around 5” long and set aside.
  2. Wrap yarn around your hand 30 times.
  3. Use one of the 5” pieces to tie the bundle together.
  4. Wrap the second 5” piece around the full cluster of yarn to create the head of the tassel.
  5. Cut the bottom and trim to your liking
  6. To prepare dyebath: cover work area with plastic table cover and have paper towels handy to protect against any possible spills.
  7. Wearing rubber gloves, pour 4 cups of hot water into a container.
  8. Add 2 ounces of dye to container. Stir.
  9. Wet tassel and then lower it halfway into dyebath. Leave tassel in dyebath for 10 seconds, up to 10 minutes.
  10. When desired color is achieved, remove from dyebath. Fabric will look darker when wet and will dry lighter.  
  11. Let tassel dry on a paper towel.
  12. String together to make a garland or hang them individually as colorful ornaments.

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