– I used this rug as the base
– White Jute Twine (I used 12 rolls)
– A small screwdriver (that is what I used but a crochet hook or an oversize needle would be way easier, I am always just grabbing what I have in mind and making things up as I go. Hindsight is a wonderful thing).
– A few small finish nails
Step 1: Make the tassels. SO MANY TASSELS (for tassel making instructions see this DIY post here). I made these ones longer, using a 9″ square to wrap the twine around, but the process is the same.
Step 2: Lay the rug out on the floor and draw yourself some guidelines with a pencil to follow.Step 3: Start from the bottom and lay out the first line of tassels where you’d like to attache them. Step 4: Using a screwdriver (or crochet hook etc) poke the loose ends of the top of the tassel through the rug, spacing them about 1/5″ apart.
Step 5: Move your hands to the underside of the rug and knot the two pieces of twine together, securing the tassel to the rug.
Step 6: Work your way up the rug making sure to stagger the tassels so they don’t line up and it looks a little random.Step 7: Using 4 or 5 finish nails secure the rug to the wall but hammering a nail right through the run and into the wall.
And that is it! With all the twine I had to buy, this wasn’t an inexpensive DIY but it is exactly what I had in mind and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. I have to say, making that many tassels was quite therapeutic and attaching them was oddly extremely satisfying. Soooo…who wants one?!
Sources: Bed (was an old west elm that I reupholstered. DIY here) // Custom Dyed Bedding by Flaneur // Wall Art DIY by Sarah Sherman Samuel // Bench by CB2 // Rug from esalerugs.com // Nightstands by West Elm // Sconces by Cedar and Moss // Pendant is vintage find similar here // Vases from West Elm
Images by Sarah Sherman Samuel
For more posts on our LA home and to see the process of our renovations check here.