Also,A few years back, I found myself in a craft store looking at yarn tassels. I desperately wanted one for my office. The yarn tassel garlands sold by the craft store all required some minor assembly, so I thought, I’ll just make it myself. Turns out, it was super simple. This easy DIY yarn tassel tutorial will show you exactly how to make your own in no time!
Easy DIY Yarn Tassel
This yarn tassel only takes a few minutes to make. Also, it’s very easy to customize. You can make it longer, thicker, thinner – whatever you like! I also love that you can put together a few of these to make a gorgeous yarn tassel garland. A tassel garland is a fun way to decorate your home for the holidays, brighten up your mantle or a window (or a bookshelf!), or add some whimsy to a party.
What kind of yarn do I need to make yarn tassels?
Any yarn will do. This is a great craft to use up old yarn you have sitting around the house. If you want a fluffy tassel, use fluffy yarn. If you want a flatter tassel, use a thinner yarn.
What supplies do I need to make a yarn tassel?
You don’t need any crazy tools to make a tassel. All you need is yarn, a sharp pair of scissors, and a hardcover book! Planning on making a garland? Grab some cute twine or ribbon to hang the tassels from.
Best Places to Hang a Yarn Tassel
The best place to hang a yarn tassel is anywhere! Make one to match a bedroom and hang it over a gallery wall, closet, doorway, or window. Incorporte a yarn tassel into your office decor. Hang one from your mantel. Make several in holiday colors and you’ll always have some new holiday decor, no matter what the season.
These also look cute strung on a table or as a party backdrop. Yarn tassels make cute classroom decorations or dorm room decor. Alternately, you could also string one across a bookcase or above a bed. Get creative and have fun with these!
If you don’t want to make a full garland, attach a tassel to a curtain pull back for instant charm. String ribbon through one to dress up a gift.
- Hardcover Book
Choose a hardcover book to wrap your yarn around. You can get an idea for the size I used here. Wrapping the yarn lengthwise would have created a longer tassel.
Wrap your yarn around the book 60-70 times (more for a fluffier tassel, less for a thinner tassel).
Once you've wrapped the yarn round as many times as you'd like, take your scissors and cut the yarn free, like in the picture below.
You'll have a big bunch of yarn now. Pull out one piece. This will be used to tie around the yarn.
Tie the loose piece around the bunch, creating a loop at the top. Make sure you tie this tight. I double knotted mine.
Grab an end of yarn from the skein. Wrap it around, over the piece that you have tied, leaving the end loose (don't wrap over it) and making a band around the loop. Make this as wide or as narrow as you'd like. I probably wrapped it around 15-20 times or so.
Once you're happy with this, cut the yarn and knot the ends tightly. If you leave the ends long enough, you can let them hang and become part of the tassel.
Shake the tassel out to see how it falls, ans cut off any long ends. I ended up trimming this one quite a bit.
To make a garland, string several together on some jute or a rope (I found this mini rope in the ribbon section at Michaels).
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