Tassels make a great decorative detail for your knit and crochet projects and all around your home. Today I will show you how to make a tassel quickly and easily in any size you desire! And best of all, if consistency is your goal, this method helps keep them all the same size!
How to Make a Tassel
What you will need:
- a piece of cardboard or card stock
- yarn in any color or weight of your choosing
Step 1: Before you begin making your tassels, determine how long you would like them. For my purposes, I am making tassels of about 2½ in. long.
Cut your piece of cardboard or card stock to the height you would like your tassels and wide enough that you are comfortable working with it. Since I want my tassels to be about 2½ in. long, I cut my cardboard piece to 2½ in. high × 3 in. wide.
Step 2: Now we are ready to start making some tassels! Cut a piece of yarn approximately 14 in. long and place it width wise across your cardboard piece.
Step 3: Now take the rest of your yarn and start wrapping it over the yarn you just placed across the cardboard and around your cardboard piece lengthwise. Keep wrapping until you have the density you would like for your tassel.
Step 4: Now take the piece of yarn you laid across the width of the cardboard in Step 2 and pull both ends to the top of the cardboard. Knot it tightly at the top to secure. Not only does this keep the tassel secure but now you also have a way to hang your tassel when you are done.
Step 5: Take you scissors and snip through the yarn across the bottom of your cardboard to free your tassel.
Step 6: Cut another length of yarn of about 14 in. long and wrap it around your tassel about ½ in. or so from the top. Wrap a few more times to secure or until you get the look you want. Tightly knot the yarn and tuck the tails into the center of the tassel to hide them.
Step 7: Now just trim the bottom of your tassel to even up the bottom and you’re done!
So easy! Happy decorating!
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