Things I am loving these days:
– Long walks + good podcasts.
– YARN CRAFTS. YARN CRAFTS. YARN CRAFTS.
Aside from the occasional knitting project, I’ve never really been much for any sort of fiber crafting. Paper was definitely my medium of choice. But ever since I fell in love with weaving last week, I’ve been on the hunt for even more ways to put my growing stash of yarn to use! So on Easter, I decided that I would start making yarn tassels for various nursery decor projects, including a mobile to hang over the changing table and a garland to string along her crib. They’re incredibly easy to make and so satisfying to hold in your hands!
Here’s how you make a yarn tassel:
Gather together a ball of yarn, sharp fabric scissors, and a surface to wrap your yarn around (in this case, I used a thick book, but it all depends on how big you want your tassels to be; the bigger the surface, the bigger the tassels).
Wrap your yarn around the book several times. If you plan on making a bunch of similar-sized tassels, it helps to remember the number of times you wound the yarn.
Carefully slide the yarn off of the book.
Fold a new string in half (the length depends entirely on how long you want your “hanger” piece to be), and place it in the center of the wound yarn.
Pull the ends of the strings through the loop, making sure to keep an equal amount of yarn on both sides.
Pull the strings tightly to secure the knot.
Using another piece of string (approximately the same size as the surface in which you created the yarn cluster), tie a double knot around the width of the yarn to create the tasseled look.
Slice through all of the loops and trim where need be to create an even, uniform look. Ta-da! Now you have a yarn tassel! The more you make them, the faster you get.
With a little bit of my favorite mint masking tape, an adorable bunny printable from Made by Cay, and a handful of photos, I created a temporary vignette to hang in the baby’s nursery. I’ve already begun the mobile and the garland for the crib…I can’t wait to show you the finished results!