This year, I am making Christmas decorations using what I have on hand! These yarn tassels are quick, easy, and a great way to use up scraps of yarn, or just bust into your stash. I am using them to jazz up my homemade decorations and add a bit more sophistication to stuff made with humble materials (like paper doilies and construction paper!).
- Yarn, on hand
- Recycled cardboard, on hand
Total cost: FREE!
1. Cut recycled cardboard into shape shown: a rectangle with a large, narrow notch cut out horizontally near the top of the rectangle. I used a piece of a pizza box.
2. Wrap yarn around cardboard about 20 times. Don’t wrap tightly.
3. Take a 6″ piece of yarn and feed it into the notch between the wrapped yarn. Pull it up to the top of the yarn and tie a square knot.
4. Take another 6″ piece of yarn and wrap it around the yarn where the notch is. Wrap twice and then tie a square knot.
5. Remove tassel from cardboard and trim loops at bottom. Trim any ragged pieces, and smooth tassel.
You’re done! These can be used in many ways: tie them onto your Christmas tree, or a package, or add them as decorative accents to other projects, like I did with this swag.