Fluffy Tassel Garland

Fluffy Tassel Garland

Tassels are everywhere!  They’re a great way to add a pop of colour to your home and are perfect for a bit of stashbusting.  Perhaps with the ends from a favourite project?

Materials

To make your Fluffy Tassel Garland you will need:

  • Yarn – We used Drops Brushed Alpaca Silk in shades 13, 6, 7, 15 &1
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Cardboard (a cereal box works perfectly)
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors – keep your good scissors away from paper, they’ll stay sharper

We specifically wanted a fluffy looking tassel, but you can make them using any other kind of yarn in your stash.

Instructions

Measure and cut a rectangle out of your cardboard.

Ours was 8 x 5cm but you can make your tassels any length you prefer.

Cut a piece of your yarn approximately 20cm long, thread it through your needle and put it to one side.

Holding your yarn against the cardboard, begin to wrap it around the length.  After a few wraps, you should have ‘caught’ the end.

Continue wrapping – not too tightly, you don’t want your cardboard to bend.

Be sure to count the number of wraps you make so all your tassels will be the same. (We made 30 turns)

Cut your yarn and hold it in place.

Using your needle, pass it under the wrapped yarn at the top of the cardboard and tie a firm knot.

(We’ve used a different coloured yarn so you can see what we’ve done more clearly.)

Using your scissors, cut through the tassel at the bottom.

Gently fold over the yarn to check that your knot is in the centre, if not, carefully wiggle it into place.

Fold your tassel in half, so that the knot sits at the top and using a separate piece of yarn, gather the tassel together and knot into place.

Wrap both ends around the tassel a few times and using the needle then bury them in the tassel.

Trim any ends.

Repeat until you have a bunch of tassels.

To make up your garland, use several lengths of your yarn held together, or a pretty ribbon, and thread it through the top of your tassels using a needle.

Voila – your garland is now ready to hang wherever you’d like!

You could always use Christmas colours to make quick and easy Christmas decorations or even a Secret Santa present.

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