Tassel garlands are such a huge trend right now and the best part? They are so cheap and easy to make! Here is my tutorial on How to Make the Easiest DIY Tassel Garland Ever!
Inspiration Behind this Tassel Garland
Ok, imitation is the best form of flattery right? Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret… I often look to the home and garden giants for inspiration for my projects, and this one is no different. I was inspired to make this monochromatic diy garland after snooping about on Anthropologies holiday decor page here is the link to my inspiration: Treasured Tassel Garland
I fell in love with the simplicity of this tassel garland and I also loved how “non-Christmas-ie” it looked. In other words, this tassel garland could be used to dress up your home at any time of year. I’m planning on a monochromatic and metallic tree this year, so I opted for simple black and white. **I’ll update this article with photos of our tree after this weekend**
DIY Tassel Garland
I’m telling you this DIY garland is so easy, you can find the supplies at any fabric/yarn shop, I found mine at our local dollar store. If you are still in your jammies and plan to stay that way, I’ll link the supplies below so you can buy them online 😉
What you’ll need for this DIY garland
- 1-2 balls of white cotton yarn (or colors of your choosing)
- 1+ skeins of black embroidery thread (or colors of your choosing)
- 1+ rolls of black and white cotton twine (or colors of your choosing)
- A piece of sturdy cardboard cut 4″x2.5″
- A darning needle
- Sharp scissors
- Measuring tape
How to Make Tassels
Making the tassels is easy, just hold the starting of the yarn with your thumb while you wrap the yarn around the 2.5-inch side of the cardboard. I wrapped the yarn 25 times to make a full tassel, but do what works for you.
Try not to wrap too tightly, as the next step is to slide the yarn off the cardboard without it unraveling. Cut the tail end of the yarn even with the bundle.
Gather the top and begin wrapping the embroidery thread 15 times around the top of the yarn, make sure to leave yourself a tail on both ends of the embroidery thread, you will need to tie these ends together to secure the thread. Knot the ends together firmly and trim off the excess thread.
Now, slide your scissors into the loops at the bottom of the tassel and trim the loops to create the tassel fringe.
Easy right?! Now to make 49 more 😉
Now to turn your DIY tassels into a DIY garland!
Measure out your cotton baker’s twine to your desired length and thread the darning needle on one end. Begin threading your tassels on to the twine one by one through the top of the tassel.
Once the tassels are all on the twine, begin sliding them to the far end, this is where I used the 4-inch measurement on the cardboard to evenly space my tassels along the garland, but feel free to space them in whatever way looks good to you.
That’s it! String your DIY Tassel Garland on your tree, your mantle or anywhere you’d like.
If you like this yarn and twine article you might also like this Hanging Succulent Garden DIY too.
If you make your own tassel garland feel free to post it and tag me on your Instagram, use the hashtag #diytasselgarland.
Thanks for hanging out and lets chat again soon!