How to Make DIY Yarn Tassels
Tassels can transform so many items in your home: baskets, pillows, throws. Make your own DIY tassels with these easy instructions and start embellishing your decor.
- stiff piece of cardboard
Choose the Right Yarn
When choosing your yarn, think about the type of tassels you would like. Thicker yarn will produce fluffier tassels, while thinner yarns will produce smaller, sleeker tassels. Don’t be afraid to mix yarns, if you would like to make a tassel with a bit more texture.
Wrap Yarn Around Cardboard
Use a piece of cardboard that’s the size of the tassel you’d like to make. Leave a tail of yarn on top, and begin wrapping the yarn around your cardboard.
Wrap yarn until you have created the level of thickness you would like to achieve with your tassel. This will vary depending on the type of yarn you are using.
When you’ve finished wrapping, cut the yarn evenly with the bottom of your cardboard.
Bethany Nauert; Styled By: Paige Geffen
Cut an additional piece of yarn that is approximately 12” to 18” long. Slip this piece of between the wrapped yarn and the cardboard and tie a tight knot.
Then slip the yarn off the cardboard, and cut through the bottom loop to create the tassel.
Add Finishing Touches
Cut an additional piece of yarn 6” to 8” long and tie it around the top of the tassel.
Trim the tassel to make sure all the ends on the bottom are even.
Dress Up Your Decor
Using the longer tail pieces on top, we tied our tassel onto a basket for a simple, stylish update. You can also sew them onto a pillow or blanket.