Tassels and pom poms seem to be the home decor detail of choice lately. I've seen them on pillows, throw blankets, purses, keychains, furniture knobs, lamps, and adorning a variety of accessories. I've jumped on the pom-pom bandwagon, but wanted to try my hand at making a few tassels as well.
I knew I wanted a few tassels to accent some of my accessories, and I wanted them to be fun! I've been so inspired by the whimsical and colorful items from a shop called Furbish that I follow on Instagram, that I decided to choose a rainbow style yarn.
Once I made a few tassels, I couldn't stop! They are even easier to make than pom poms.
I had a huge pom left over from making my pom pom pillows, so I tied it together with two tassels on this basket from TJ Maxx.
And as I looked around my room, it seemed that everything needed a colorful tassel added!
I have several random knobs on hand, so I added one to our magazine basket with a couple of tassels.
If you've never made a tassel, you must try! Even if you don't embrace color in your decor as much as I do, these would be lovely in any color, or even in lots of neutral tones using the fluffy, chunkier yarn for some texture. I made 2 different sizes, a longer, fuller one for the baskets, and a smaller one for the owl.
All you'll need is yarn and a piece or cardboard, posterboard, or sturdy paper. I grabbed a Christmas card that was about the size I wanted my tassel to be. If you want smaller tassels, trim you paper to the length you desire. Also, cut one longer piece (about 12"), and one shorter piece (about 6") of yarn and save for later.
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