Decide how long you want your tassel to be. That is how wide your piece of cardboard should be. I am using a piece that is 2" x 3 1/2" for a 2" tassel. Make a small slit at each end of your piece of cardboard approximately one inch from the top.
Place a small piece of crafting thread from one slit to the other and trim. This will be your tie-off.
Craft thread tends to tangle when used. I recommend you unspool your craft thread before beginning.
Hold one end of the thread with your thumb and begin wrapping around the cardboard. I find that 50-60 wraps makes a nice full tassel. Snip the end when finished.
Release your string from the two cuts and pull it to the top.
Tie the string as tightly as you possibly can.
Pull the ends up and tie them in a small knot. You will hang your tassel from these strings.
Carefully slide the loop off of your cardboard onto your scissors. Cut through the the entire loop.
Cut another piece of thread approximately 18" long. Lay your tassel on this thread about 1/2" from the top.
Tie a knot around the top of the tassel.
Wrap one end of your string around and around until you get to just about the end.
Use the other end to tie it in a knot.
Trim the end of your string. Use your scissors to trim the ends of your tassel so they are even.