Lately, I’ve been seeing a ton of amazing looking tassel throws. What a great way to add some character to your room. I’m personally a huge fan of tassels. I will put them on anything I can think of, like keychains, pillows, zipper pouches, tea towels! They just add that little something. And I love that they are super easy to DIY. For this tutorial, I’m making a white and navy tassel throw blanket.
But the beauty of this is – I’m only diy’ing the tassels. The throw I already had! Actually, I picked up the throw from HomeGoods a while back for like $20. It’s a really nice, faux fur white throw. I love the texture it brings to my room. And my kids snuggle up with all the time.
HomeGoods is a great place to look for throws. And Target has a bunch of cute ones too. All you need to do is pick out some pretty yarn, make some tassels, and tack them on to your throw with a little needle and thread. Here are the easy steps.
- Scissors (use sharp ones – and be careful!)
- Cardboard (to make your tassels)
- Skein of Yarn. I didn’t use the whole skein.
- Needle to attach your tassels at the end. I used these needles.
How to Make Tassels
First, I’m going to show you how I made the tassels. I put this together in a picture grid. It’s so simple and once you get the hang of it, you can whip out tassels in no time. And don’t worry about them being super perfect. No one will notice. Plus, you will have the opportunity to ‘perfect’ them and even them all out at the end.
- Start with a piece of cardboard in the size tassels you want and your yarn. (You can also use your hand, but I find the cardboard easier).
- Start by wrapping your yarn around your cardboard piece.
- Continue wrapping. The more you wrap, the thicker your tassel. I wrapped about 25 times.
- Now, cut a piece of yarn from your skein and tie a knot at the top of your tassel.
- Cut the loops from the bottom of the tassel.
- This is what you should have now.
- Take another piece of yarn and line it up where you want the head of the tassel to be.
- Tie a knot to create the tassel head.
- Now you have a tassel. Snip the bottom to even up the tassel strands. This is where sharp scissors come in handy!
Tutorial for DIY Tassel Throw Blanket
You will want to measure your blanket and determine how many tassels you want to make. I wanted six tassels per side evenly spaced so I made a total of 12 tassels. Once you make all your tassels, you just need to attach them to your blanket.
I used these blunt eye tapestry needles, but you can use a regular needle too. I also used the same yarn to attach them to the blanket. But if you don’t want it to be super obvious from the back, you can use the same thread or yarn color as your blanket.
I took a piece of yarn and looped it through my needle and tie a knot at the end.
Basically, I sewed from the back of the blanket, through the tassel head, and back into the blanket to end in the back. I then tied a few knots in the yarn so it would really stay and clipped the extra yarn ends.
I did this will all 12 tassels and then cleaned up my tassels a bit. I evened them out, pulled the heads a little tighter and just ensured it looked good.
That was it! Now I have this cool tassel throw that matches the decor of our living room and looks great at the foot of our bed.
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