How to Tie a Knot in a Flag Tassel

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How to Tie a Knot in a Flag Tassel
Use a decorative knot to tie a tassel to a flag pole. (Brand X Pictures/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

National, state and organizational flags are proudly displayed, both indoors and out. Flags that are displayed indoors are often attached to a decorated pole and stand. A tassel is also commonly featured, along with the flag, as part of the display. A traditional feature, tassels add a formal appearance to the flag. Tassels should be attached to the flag pole, following an accepted method so that the flag is properly presented.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Flag pole
  • Tassel

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  1. 1

    Hold the tassel cord and fold it in half to create a loop at one end and the even tassel ends at the other.

  2. 2

    Grasp the tassel cords below the loop. Feed the loop through the eye at the top of the flag pole. Pull 6 inches of the loop through the eye.

  3. 3

    Feed the free ends of the tassel cord through the loop. Pull the tassel cord to tighten it against the flag pole eye.

  4. 4

    Measure 12 inches down the double tassel cord. Wrap the double tassel cord around three of your fingers to form a loop.

  5. 5

    Hold the double tassel cord below the loop. Feed the double tassel cord up and through the loop to form a 1-inch loop. Feed the double tassel cord below this loop up and through to form another 1-inch loop. Continue this process to form four loop knots.

  6. 6

    Secure the knots in place by pulling the tassel cords completely through the fourth loop. Adjust the size of the knots so they are uniform.

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