DIY Patriotic Tassel Necklace

June 14, 2017

I was provided product samples free of charge from Oriental Trading in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was provided for this post.

Today is Flag Day and the older I get, the more patriotic I tend to feel during these holidays.  Maybe it’s the fact that when you’re young, you’re not always exposed to friends and family shipping off to the armed forces. We tend to take our freedom for granted a lot of time.  But when 9/11 happened, it opened up my eyes to the sad situations happening all over the world.  And it’s made me so thankful for our country and for our independence.

I mean, I’ve rocked one of those classic Old Navy $5 flag shirts with the best of them on the 4th of July as a teen.  But it isn’t just about wearing the American flag for a day while you barbecue and shooting off fireworks. It’s about being thankful every single day.  As a woman who sees how other women are forced to live in other countries, I will never take advantage of my independence.

So today I wanted to share an easy DIY tassel necklace so you can show off your pride any day of the week. This tassel necklace gets a patriotic touch from its star charm.  It’s festive enough for the 4th, but subtle enough to wear throughout the year.


  • 1.8 m gold chain
  • Red, pink, or blue faux leather tassel
  • Gold star charms
  • 4 gold jump rings
  • Spring clasp closure
  • Pliers


  1. Cut the chain to your desired size.  I cut my chain about 25 inches long.
  2. Open up 2 jump rings and add one to each end of the chain.
  3. Slip each end of the spring clasp onto each of the jump rings.  Close jump rings with pliers.
  4. Next, find the center of the necklace.  Open a jump ring and slip it onto the center of the chain.
  5. Add a tassel and close the jump ring.
  6. About halfway up one side of the necklace, add the last jump ring.
  7. Slip a star charm onto the jump ring and close.
  8. Rock your patriotic necklace with pride!

You can find supplies to make this DIY tassel necklace on Oriental Trading!  The tassels came in multiple colors, but I used a pink and a blue tassel.  I also got the gold star charms from there.  Add as many charms as you like to this necklace.  I wanted to keep it rather simple.

So whether you need a necklace to wear to your next backyard barbecue or you want to show off your patriotism in a subtle fashion, this is an easy DIY necklace you’ll want to wear all year long!


How do you show off your patriotism?


  • Reply Kayla @ A Paper Arrow June 14, 2017 at 9:24 AM

    This is the cutest idea! And so simple.

    • Reply Jessica June 14, 2017 at 1:27 PM

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Reply vrmm26 June 17, 2017 at 10:47 PM

    These are really cute! Love the addition of the star. Visiting from Snickerdoodle Sundays party.

  • Reply creativejewishmomcom June 18, 2017 at 5:23 AM

    love it, thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  • Reply Carol ("Mimi") June 19, 2017 at 8:35 AM

    Cute necklaces! These would be nice to wear to a July 4 party.

    • Reply Jessica June 19, 2017 at 11:07 AM

      Thanks so much! These necklaces would be a perfect touch to your 4th of July outfit!

  • Reply Beverly June 20, 2017 at 10:14 AM

    So lovely. Thanks for sharing your wonderful posts at Over The Moon Party.
    See you next week.

  • Reply Linda June 21, 2017 at 12:08 PM

    Cute idea! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend? Hope to see you again next week!

    Wishes for tasty dishes,

  • Reply Lori Leeper June 22, 2017 at 8:01 AM

    This is simply perfect! I love the star effect! 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!

  • Reply Melissa June 23, 2017 at 3:32 PM

    These are so fun and cute! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty !

  • Reply Beverly Roderick June 24, 2017 at 9:30 AM

    These are so fun and cute. Perfect for the 4th of July. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

  • Reply diy180 June 25, 2017 at 2:41 PM

    These necklace are great and so easy to make. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

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