Here’s how to Make Yarn Tassels. I LOVE this beautiful & easy Home Décor Project for pillows, blankets, tassel garland, and curtain ties.
How to Make Yarn Tassels: Easy DIY
I loved making tassels as a kid. But, I forgot all about them until they started making a comeback. So, I just had to try them again.
You know what? It’s still super fun and really easy.
Watch the video at the end for a close up look at exactly how I made my DIY big yarn tassels with charms.
But first, I have the steps for how to make yarn tassels you can use for pillows, blankets, for garland, as Christmas ornaments, or for other DIY home decor projects.
OK, let’s get to it!
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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
Easy DIY Steps to Make Yarn Tassels
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.
If you want extra big DIY Yarn Tassels, just wrap more yarn around the cardboard to make thick yarn tassels.
If you want long Yarn Tassels, use a longer piece of 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 10″ 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 it. That’s how to make yarn tassels for home decor projects. Now, pat yourself on the back. You’ve done it!
Watch this Video of How to Make Big Yarn Tassels
Ways I’ve Used DIY Yarn Tassels
Here’s more pictures of those big DIY yarn tassels that I’ve used for home decor projects in my home.
With this how to make yarn tasselIs tutorial, I made these yarn tassel cuties to decorate my DIY Kids PVC Pipe Tent.
How to Make This Yarn Tassel 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 this look or change up the patterns, beads, colors, number of tassels…anything goes. Have fun with it! 🙂
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Now that you know how to make yarn tassels, you can make your own. Have fun and let me know if you have questions.
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