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How To Make a Luggage Tassel That Will Stand Out

Don’t you just hate it when you can’t find your luggage at baggage claim? All the signs are right—suitcases really do look alike. Add this luggage tassel to your suitcase and you’ll be sure to spot your suitcase in a flash.luggage tassel

What You’ll Need to Make the Luggage Tasselmake a luggage tassel

  • Mini Bowdabra
  • Split ring
  • Lanyard clip
  • 15″ Bowdabra bow wire
  • 12″ length ¼” red satin ribbon
  • 9″ x 6″ length gold tulle
  • 9″ x 6″ length red glitter tulle
  • Nine-inch length gold and white striped 1″ grosgrain ribbon
  • Nine-inch  length gold edged white tulle ribbon
  • Two 9″ lengths old gold ½” satin ribbon
  • 9″ length white and gold patterned satin ribbon
  • Two 9″ lengths white and gold novelty ribbon

This is a good project for using ribbon scraps. I chose a white and gold palette with a pop of red, but you can mix and match any variety of ribbons.

Instructions for Making the Luggage Tassel

  1. Cut the ribbons to length. Seal the ribbon ends by passing them quickly through a flame.
  2. Attach the split ring to the lanyard clip.Instructions for Making the Luggage Tassel
  3. Pass the 12″ length of ¼” ribbon through the split ring.how to make a luggage tassel
  4. Place the ¼” ribbon in the Mini Bowdabra with equal lengths extended on each side.Place Tieing Ribbon in Mini Bowdabra
  5. Position the split ring in the center of Mini Bowdabra ribbon support.Mini Bowdabra
  6. Begin by stacking one of the lengths of tulle in the Mini Bowdabra. Continue to stack ribbons and remaining tulle, alternating colors and widths.bow making tools
  7. Compress the ribbons with the Mini Bowdabra wand.tassel luggage tag
  8. With the tassel ribbons still in place in the Mini Bowdabra, tie the ¼” ribbon securely around them with a square knot. Remove the tassel bundle from the Mini Bowdabra.tassel luggage tutorial
  9. Fold the Bowdabra bow wire in half, and place under the tassel bundle about ¾” from the split ring.diy tassel luggage
  10. Pass the wire ends through the loop, and pull to tighten. Individually wrap each wire end around the tassel. Wrap the ends in the opposite direction, ending with 2″ tails.how to make a fancy tassel
  11. Tie the tails securely with a square knot. Twist the wire tails together. Bury the twisted tails in the center of the tassel.how to make a decorative tassel

There you go!! Fluff out the luggage tassel, and clip it to your suitcase. No more baggage claim headaches trying to spot your luggage. Safe travels. Enjoy your trips.how to make a decorative luggage tassels

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