DIY Holiday Tassel, without the Hassle

November 12, 2018

Decorating for the holidays is one of my favourite things, especially when I have the opportunity to get creative with it! As most of you are aware, decorating your home for the holidays can get pretty expensive. This year I decided to try and tackle most of my holiday decor myself. After spending a small fortune on holiday wreaths, pillows, ornaments, garlands, and so on, I realized I could do most of this myself,  by using things around my home and on a much more practical budget. 

During October my close friend invited us over to her house to do a girls craft night. Not knowing what I wanted to make, the idea intrigued me. This was a great opportunity to play around and try some fun things that I could use for my holiday decor this year, (as well as a super fun night being creative and drinking wine with my girlfriends) That being said, I had so much fun making these lovely tassels. So much so, I made a bunch more and started to attach them to all of my pillows! LOL. 

This holiday season I wanted to keep my colour palette simple and light (shocking!!). Loving all the whites, creams and different cozy textures mixed together, with a hint of forest green to tie in the evergreen garlands around the house. The tassels were the perfect finishing touch I was looking for.

I have had a couple people ask about these tassels, so I thought I would do a simple step by step below, so you can create your own!

* See below for step by step

STEP ONE:
Continuously wrap yarn (Colour of your choice) around a firm piece of cardboard or flat surface that is approx. 4.5″wide. Once you have wrapped the yarn to your desired thickness you will then slide a separate piece of yarn along the top, underneath the wrapped bundle. Tie a tight knot at the top to hold the base of your tassel together. Once completed, use a sharp pair of scissors and begin to cut the opposite end by sliding the scissors between the cardboard and the wrapped yarn. 

STEP TWO:
Comb yarn downwards and push around sections until all sides are full and a tassel shape is made. Once completed, begin to trim any long sections to create an even bottom.

STEP THREE:
Using another separate piece of yarn, tie a very tight knot around the top section of the tassel, about 1.5″ down. Using the remaining yarn (from the tied knot), wrap continuously around the tassel to create a wide band and to provide structure to the tassel.

STEP FOUR:
Using a sewing needle and thread, begin to attach the tassel to the corners of your pillowcase (I used a simple white throw cover from IKEA). Attaching it to the top of your tassel.

Enjoy!! 

Mallory 
xo

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