DIY // boho curtain tie backs with tassels

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been avidly  following along with Joanna’s bedroom makeover in #mytinybungalow. Last summer she finished the dining room, complete with gauzy white curtains. But the projects are never done! To help give the dining room ooone more finishing touch, we wanted to update the simple window treatments with a boho-chic vibe. So with a few skeins of embroidery floss from the craft store and some cotton clothesline rope, we created a simple curtain tie back with a satin tassel.

Add a bohemian finishing touch to your dining room interior design with these DIY boho curtain tie backs with wooden beads and handmade tassels! Get the full craft tutorial on Jojotastic.com

Materials

Add a bohemian finishing touch to your dining room interior design with these DIY boho curtain tie backs with wooden beads and handmade tassels! Get the full craft tutorial on Jojotastic.com

Start by loosely measuring the length of rope you want by wrapping it around your curtain and cut to size. Joanna wanted her curtains to drape more, so we cut the rope to allow for some ‘swag.’ Next, take the entire skein of embroidery floss and cut it in half.

Create a loop at the top of the cotton rope piece and secure in place by tying the skein of embroidery floss into square knot. Remove a few strands of floss from either side of the knot and tie in the opposite directions tightly and trim the excess.

Add a bohemian finishing touch to your dining room interior design with these DIY boho curtain tie backs with wooden beads and handmade tassels! Get the full craft tutorial on Jojotastic.com

Thread a wooden bead with a large opening onto the rope, then repeat the steps above to create another loop on the other end of the piece of rope. This is important! If you forget to thread the bead onto the rope before making the second loop, you’ll have to undo one and start over again.

Add a bohemian finishing touch to your dining room interior design with these DIY boho curtain tie backs with wooden beads and handmade tassels! Get the full craft tutorial on Jojotastic.com

Now for the fun part (and Joanna’s favorite part)… tassels! This type of tassel is made from one skein of embroidery floss for the main body of the tassel and another floss in a complimentary color to tie it at the neck. Trim the length of your tassel and tie near the top with the complementary colored thread. Finish by stringing a medium-sized bead on a light-colored thread at the top of your tassel.

For more detailed instructions about tassel making, head over here.

Add a bohemian finishing touch to your dining room interior design with these DIY boho curtain tie backs with wooden beads and handmade tassels! Get the full craft tutorial on Jojotastic.com

Loop the top thread through both sides of the large wooden bead you strung onto the rope earlier and secure firmly with a knot. Gently rotate the thread so that the knot lands behind the wooden bead and –et voilà– you’ve got a boho chic tasseled curtain tie back!

Where would you put your tie backs in your home?

Add a bohemian finishing touch to your dining room interior design with these DIY boho curtain tie backs with wooden beads and handmade tassels! Get the full craft tutorial on Jojotastic.com

Project by Material Delight for Jojotastic. 

Photography by Jojotastic.

Leave a comment and let us know what you think of this curtain tie back tutorial! And if you make some, be sure to post a photo and tag @jojotastic on Instagram so we can see.

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  1. 3.15.17
    Caroline Van Natta said:

    I love this DIY so much. My husband and I are under contract for our first house (eeeekkk!) and I couldn’t be more excited to try all of your fun DIYs this spring!

    • 3.15.17
      joanna said:

      ooooo! good luck to you! i’ll keep my fingers crossed that all goes smoothly :)