Yarn Crafts

Yarn Tassels

Tie a hanger on the tassel.
Tie a hanger on the tassel.
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Yarn tassels are easy to make and can add color to everything from pillows to backpacks. Look around for objects that need a splash of color, and then decorate them with tassels.

Snip through                              the bottom. Snip through                              the bottom.
Snip through the bottom.

­What You'll Need:

  • 2-1/2-inch square of cardboard
  • Yarn
  • Blunt scissors

Step 1: Wrap yarn 10 to 15 times around the cardboard square.

Step 2: To make­ the tassel hanger, thread a piece of yarn under the wrapped yarn at the top edge of the cardboard. Bring the hanger ends together to form a loop, and tie a knot to secure it.

Step 3: Carefully slip the wrapped yarn loops off the cardboard.

Step 4: Tie another piece of yarn around the top third of the yarn loops.

Step 5: Cut the loops at the bottom to make the tassel.

Repeat these steps to make more tassels. Use the tassels to decorate shoes, barrettes, bicycle handlebars, place mats, hats, and more. You can also make two-color tassels in your school's team colors.

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