DMC Pearl Cotton Shabby Chic Tassel Christmas Tree

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by DMC Design Team

DMC Pearl Cotton Shabby Chic Tassel Christmas Tree

Use tassels as the foundation for a Christmas tree!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:4 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Cut 6 pieces of Dark Pistachio Green floss, approximately 6 inch long.
  • 2
    Remove wrapper from Pearl Dark Pistachio Green skein and unfold skein. Cut into three 6 inch sections.
  • 3
    Wrap a piece of Dark Pistachio Green floss around the middle of a segment of Pearl Dark Pistachio Green. Tie in a double knot.
  • 4
    Fold Pearl Dark Pistachio Green segment in half, smoothing floss tails into segment. Tie segment tightly with floss in a double knot. (Note: because the colors match, ends can be smoothed into tassel)
  • 5
    Trim tassel to even out lengths.
  • 6
    Pin tassels to bottom of Styrofoam cone.
  • 7
    Create a few White tassels, repeating steps 1 through 6.
  • 8
    After completing bottom row, move up the tree to the second row. Pin tassels into position to cover pins of row beneath. Add White tassels randomly through rows for snow effect.
  • 9
    Repeat steps 1 through 9, making as many tassels as needed to achieve desired thickness.
  • 10
    Top tree with snowflake, poking snowflake loop into top of Styrofoam cone.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:4 hours

Project Supplies

  • DMC #117 Six-Strand Embroidery Floss 367 Dark Pistachio Green 104230561 (approximately 20)
  • DMC #115 Pearl Cotton Embroidery Floss 367 Size 3 Dark Pistachio Green 104231127 (approximately 5)
  • DMC #115 Pearl Cotton Embroidery Floss 367 Size 3 Blanco 104230483 (approximately 3)
  • DMC #117 Six-Strand Embroidery Floss Blanco 104230519
  • DMC Embroidery Scissors 3-3/4 inch 104232256
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Cone 4 inch x 12 inch 104179414 (or your choice of size)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Mini Tree Treasures 5 cm White and Glitter Snowflake 3 pc. 104554848
  • Straight Pins (approximately 40)