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Recently, as I was scrolling Pinterest, I was inspired by all the boho yarn crafts I was seeing for Christmas. All I have to do if figure out how to make those cute little yarn tassels, easy right?! Well, it turns out, it’s actually hard at all. So easy, I really think anyone, even if you lack a crafty bone in your bone, can do it!
The first step is to gather your materials. I happened to have all these things on hand, but if you don’t, I’ll link some options for you!
What you need:
18×24 frame without the glass. I just used one I had!
cardstock, vinyl or anything else you want to use a the backdrop to your tree. I used peel and stick vinyl because I had it on hand
white/off white yarn
hot glue and hot glue gun
Once you get everything you need, you are ready to start. I”ll show you step by step, how to make these tassels.
First, you begin by wrapping yarn around your fingers, slipping the end through your finger to keep it in place.
How many times you wrap the yard around your fingers, will determine how big/bulky your tassels will be. I wrapped mine around 30 times and I think it was the perfect size for my frame!
Next, once you have it the size you want, you’ll slip it off your fingers and cut a small piece of yarn to thread through the main loop.
After that, you’ll need to tie that yarn to sinch together the tassel. Don’t worry about the length of the yarn, we will be cutting these evenly at the end.
Once you’ve completed this step, you will cut another piece of yarn, about 4 -5 inches long to make the “head” of the tassel
Tie that into a tight knot and let the yarn fall into the rest of the tassel
Finally, the last step, is cutting the bottom evenly.
And here you have it, the cutest little yarn tassel. Repeat this 9 more times to make a total of 10 tassels.
Putting it All Together
Once all your tassels are made, you are ready to move to the next part, which is putting it all together.
After I had all my tassels made, I used peeled and stick vinyl to cover the backing of the frame to give it a nice background. I used a black and white patterned vinyl that I found in my vinyl stash. However, I think you could use black vinyl or cardstock in order to make the white tree “pop”.
You can use any size frame you’d like, make it super easy by using one you already have!
In order to make the stump for the tree, I simply found a stick in my yard. I peeled off a bit of the bark to make the back of it flat, as I preferred this look.
Next, I used hot glue to glue the tassels in a tree like formation, scrunching them together at the top of each tassel. I worked from the bottom to the top, making sure to space evenly between rows of tassels so it would have a nice even look.
And that’s it! You have the CUTEST frame to add to your holiday decor. You can easily hang this on a wall, let sit on an end table or add to mantle decor. Mine found a cute spot between some fun Christmas trees, on a entry table in our living room.