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How to make yarn tassels for art activities, decorations and crafts

Tassels can be great for jazzing up, wrapping on presents, articles of clothing, bags, jackets and decorations around the home. These stylish tassels just look great anywhere in the home.

Follow the easy instructions below, grab some yarn and make your own tassels in no time.

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Make a tassel keyring with our easy to follow yarn craft video tutorial.
These tassels in different colors can add a spark to any outfit or homemade decoration.

Basic DIY tassel

DIY instructions to make your own  tassels for affordable decorations.
Follow these easy steps to make your own gorgeous tassels for affordable stylish DIY decorations.
  1. Wrap yarn around a small book or a piece of stiff cardboard, between 20- 40 times, depending on how full you want your tassel to be.
  2. Slip the looped yarn off the book and tie a length of thread around the top, securing with a double knot.
  3. Tie another length of yarn around the top of the tassel as shown, approx. 8mm from the top, and secure with a knot.
  4. Wrap the length around several times before securing with a double knot and trimming the ends.
  5. Cut through the bottom of the wrapped yarn to create your tassel.
  6. Lastly, neatly trim your tassel to your preferred length. Hooray, your tassel is ready!

Loop topped tassels

DIY homemade decorations made affordable. Make your own fun and stylish tassels.
How to make a looped top tassel. Easy and stylish DIY decorations for the home.
  1. To form the main tassel, choose a yarn and measure out 50 loops of approx.14 inches.
  2. Take 3 lengths of coloured yarn (approx. 16 inches) and tie one end of each to the original looped yarn, about a third of the way.
  3. Around every half inch swap colors and keep wrapping until you have an even bunch on either side. Cut off two of the three strands.
  4. Bend the centre wrapped portion as shown and wrap the remaining strand around both sides, approx. 30 times. Secure.
  5. For a tidy tassel, wrap a further colored thread around the center as shown.
  6. Snip off the ends of the looped yarn to create your tassel.

To finish off why not make this easy yarn garland in 5 minutes

Watch the 2 minute tutorial on how to make a tassel garland. Easy!

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