If you’re looking for an easy, fun, and trendy craft to make this weekend, this is it! Flouncy little tassels made of brightly colored yarn. Adorable. Tie them on packages, hang them on doorknobs and rear-view mirrors, sew them onto pillow corners and blankets, make a garland, or turn them into key chains and cat toys! Go ahead, everyone loves them. Including me! I kinda want to put them on everything I own.
They are so fast and easy to whip up you could probably make a dozen or more in the time it takes to plop on the couch and watch the latest episode of your favorite show (The Walking Dead anyone!?). Lucky for you all, I made a photo tutorial so you can get started right away:
Round up some cool colors of yarn (any kind will do), a rectangular piece of cardboard twice the length that you want your tassels to be, and your trusty scissors.
Start out by wrapping a length of yarn around the cardboard 10-15 times, then cut the end.
Cut another piece of yarn about a foot long. Slide the wrapped yarn gently off the cardboard, then tie the second length of yarn around the middle of the loops as shown above.
Cut through the loops on both sides to create loose ends. I know, in most situations “loose ends” are a bad thing… but in tassel making, they’re everything!
Fold the bundle over in the middle with the tie at the top. Using another length of yarn, wrap several times around the whole bundle about 1 inch from the top, and tie off. Slip the two ends of the tie you just made up, over, and down through the wrap so that they lay with the rest of the tassel ends.
Lastly, give your fresh new tassel a little trim so that all the ends are even and tidy.
Voila! Now you can make a dozen more in every color of the rainbow! Or maybe that’s just me…
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