Today I am showing you how to make yarn tassels and how to make a rainbow tassel blanket. By the time you are finished, you will be wanting to add make tassels to everything.
But before we get too excited about adding tassels to everything let me first show you how to make a yarn tassel.
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How to Make Yarn Tassels
Did I mention that this is easy? Well, when I made my tassel for our front door layered rugs I shared how to make a rug with tassels. After that project, I thought I will never buy a tassel again.
What supplies do you need to make a tassel?
Okay now that you have your supplies let's jump into the easy step on how to make a tassel.
Step 1: Wrap Yarn Around a Book
It also depends on the fullness of the tassel you want. If you want a nice fat tassel then wrap more but if you want a skinny tassel then do less. I wrapped mine 15 times.
Step 2: Cut 8″ Piece of Yarn
Step 3: Tie Yarn Around Tassel
Step 4: Cut the Loops
Step 5: Wrap Top of Tassel
Next, wrap the yarn around the top about 1/2″ down and wrap 7 times making sure the loop is hanging out at the bottom. Once you have wrapped the yarn around 7 times take what is left of the 24″ piece of yarn a thread it through the loop on the bottom.
Next, cut the excess piece of yarn.
Step 6: Trim the Bottom of the Tassel
Next, place the tassel in your hand where the bottom is sticking out the bottom. I like to place it right where I want to trim the bottom of the tassel.
Once you have the tassel in the position you want then take the scissors and give it a good hair cut.
Yay! Now that you have a tassel let's talk about a great place to purchase yarn.
What kind of yarn is used for tassels?
There are so many different types tassels you can make but for the most part, look at the weight of the yarn to determine the fullness of the tassel. A wool or cotton tends to be thicker which will make a fuller tassel whereas silk will make a thinner yarn.
You can also make tassels from embroidery thread which is perfect for tiny tassels.
Now that you have tassels made here is how to attach them to a blanket.
How to Make a Tasseled Blanket
To add your rainbow tassels to a blanket, I found this one in the dollar spot at Target, that is already made simply thread the yarn at the top through a yarn needle and sew it along the edge of the blanket. Once you have it through the fabric tie it into a knot or bow.
If you tie it into a bow it is easy to remove if you want to wash your blanket and you don't want to wash your tassels.
And you are all finished!
Now that you know how to make yarn tassels your options are endless to add decorations to anything.
I found a great place to make yarn tassels is while watching television at night. It doesn't take much brainpower once you have created a few so enjoy some tv and make your tassels.
Or use it by the pool for a fun Hawaiian luau party ideas.
I hope you have found this post helpful. What do you plan to make tassels for?
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