Today, I am going to show you an easy DIY to make your very own handmade tassels.
You can easily create your very own masterpiece tassels to match the decor all around your home.
Use these handmade cuties in garlands or even tied on furniture to create a unique and personal look in your home.
Supplies For Tassel DIY
- yarn ( I used Yarn Bee Fleece Lite, color quartz for this project)
- book (choose a book with measurements based on the tassel length you want to achieve
Steps To Create The Tassel
First, select a book that is the approximate measurement you want your tassel to be in length when it is complete.
Then, using the open side of the book, place the yarn in the side slot of the book.
Cut the piece about 12-15″.
After you make sure the yarn piece is secure on the book pages, begin wrapping the yarn around the book, enclosing the 12-15″ piece of yarn you cut.
Continue wrapping the yarn onto itself approximately 50 times.
You may want to wrap the yarn around the book more or less times depending on the thickness of the yarn you choose.
Once you have wrapped the yarn on to itself 50 times, bring the ends of the piece together you cut in the first step.
Tie a basic double knot at the top of the yarn loops.
After tying a double knot at the top, slide the yarn off the book.
Make sure to keep the two ends of the knot separate from the rest of the yarn.
You now have 50 loops with two end pieces.
Now, cut the loops in half to separate the pieces.
Next, lay the tassel on your work surface, and place the two end pieces away from the rest of the yarn.
Cut another piece of yarn approximately 12-15″ in length.
Approximatley 2″ down the tassel, place the yarn you just cut underneath the tassel.
Tie a double knot to secure the top, and allow the ends of this yarn to become part of the tassel.
Turn the tassel upside down.
Now, using scissors, trim the ends of the tassel to even them up.
Clean up is easier if you do this while standing over a trashcan.
Styling Your Tassels
Your tassel is complete!
Now, it is time to style your creations all around your home.
Here are some I made for a dried fruit garland.
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