Coastal DIY: Shoe Tassel DIY

Shoe Tassel DIY

You’ll need:

Start by undoing the laces of the espadrilles. Unwrap the skeins of cotton thread and measure out 3 strands of 3 different colors, 3 times the length of the shoelace. 3 x 3 x 3

Tie the 9 strands together into a knot. Separate the bundle into 3 even sections and start braiding.

Shoe Tassel DIY

Braid until you’ve nearly reached the end and tie into a loose knot. Trim the each end.

Shoe Tassel DIY

Wrap each end tightly with scotch tape. Undo the knots and start threading the braid through the shoe.

Tie and repeat the process on the other shoe.

Trim the about half an inch off the end of each of the 3.75″ cotton tassels. It’s important to use a pair of sharp fabric shears for a clean cut!

Group the tassels in pairs and tie them into a double knot using a 6-8″ piece of waxed linen cord.

While the espadrilles are tied undo the braid until it’s close to the base of the knot. This is so the tassels don’t hit the ground while you’re wearing them. Tie the waxed cord around the braid and tie into a knot.

Shoe Tassel DIY

Take one end of the waxed cord and wrap upwards 6-7 times. Connect it with the other end of the waxed cord and tie into a double knot.

Trim away the excess braid.

Repeat on the other shoe! Any normal knot might slip, depending on the type of thread you use for the braided shoelace. If the knot slips, simply tie into a double knot.

Tassel DIY


 DIY Tassels (images by HonestlyWTF)

 A fun little Fall DIY that will spice up your plain ol' sneakers or espadrilles. Try this simple coastal DIY and make a pair of show tassels for your kicks.


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