Here’s How to Make Yarn Tassels for Home Decor, the easy way!
I loved making tassels as a kid. But, I forgot all about it until they started making a comeback. So, I just had to try them again. You know what? It’s still super fun! Here’s how to make a yarn tassels you can use as a garland, Christmas ornament, or for other home decor.
And they’re so pretty, I turned them into decorations on a play tent, a garland for my mantel, and Christmas ornaments. It’s really easy, guys! Watch the video below for a close up look at exactly how I made my DIY yarn tassels with charms.
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- Grey yarn, here’s a bunch on Amazon
- Decorative Tokens or Charms
- Embroidery Floss, comes in big assortments or individually
- 6″ Length of Cardboard
Close up video of How to Make a Yarn Tassels
How to Make Yarn Tassels – Steps
Cut a 6″ long piece of cardboard. I used a cereal box for mine. Hold the end of the yarn against the cardboard and wrap it around the cardboard 30 times. Don’t pull the yarn too tight. It will bend the cardboard.
Cut the yarn off. Double-knot tie the yarn together at the top end of the cardboard. Remove all of the yarn from the cardboard. Lay it on a flat surface, with the tied part at the top.
Make another double-knot tie about 1 – 1 1/2″ down from the top. Cut about 3′ of embroidery floss. Tie it off at the same spot where you made the last double knot.
Wrap the embroidery floss around this spot. Keep it about 1/2″ wide and tightly wound together. When you have about 8″ of floss left, thread it onto the large needle. Slide the charm onto the floss. Hold the charm tightly in place, while tying the floss off on the other side of the tassel.
That’s how to make yarn tassels. Now, pat yourself on the back. You’ve done it!
With this how to make yarn tasselIs tutorial, I made these yarn tassel cuties to decorate my DIY Kids PVC Pipe Tent.
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How to Make Yarn Tassels Garland: I braided 3 long pieces of jute together. Then added jute tassels and 1″ wooden balls to each end. 6 Yarn tassels and more wooden balls were spread out along the braided jute. You can copy my look or change up the patterns, beads, colors, number of tassels…anything goes. Have fun with it! 🙂
Looking for more cute and crafty Christmas Decor? Here’s my big list of 40+ DIY Christmas Projects.
Now that you know how to make yarn tassels, you can make your own. Have fun and let me know if you have questions. Don’t forget to sign up for the Abbotts At Home email newsletter to get DIY, Remodeling, and Crafty ideas in your inbox.