Here’s the thing: I can’t knit or crochet, but I love crafting with yarn. Luckily between pom poms and tassels, you really don’t need to know how to do either of those things to create fun and colorful yarn crafts. While I have always loved the look of yarn wall hangings, I haven’t ever attempted one. But when I had the idea to create one with giant hanging tassels, I just knew that I had to make it. I will say that I was honestly surprised with how quickly this DIY giant tassel wall hanging came together. I think in total it took about 1-2 hours to create, which isn’t bad at all! In fact, I think the hardest part is figuring out what colors of yarn to use.
-9 skeins of yarn (you can use all one color or pick a variety of shades of a few colors like I did with the pink and mustard)
-3′ long dowel rod
-gold jewelry wire (18 gauge)
-12″ long piece of cardboard
Step 1: Begin by wrapping your yarn around the piece of cardboard multiple times until you have used up about 2/3 of your skein of yarn. Then cut the end of the yarn to remove the skein from the yarn wrapped around the cardboard.
Step 2: Cut a 3′ long piece of yarn and slip it between the yarn and the cardboard on one side and tie tightly around the yarn bundle to gather it together. Then slip the scissors in between the yarn and the cardboard at the bottom of the cardboard and cut the yarn to release the tassel.
Step 3: Cut a 12″ long piece of yarn and tie around the yarn bundle about 2″ from the top and knot. Then repeat with all your colors of yarn to make 9 tassels.
Step 4: Line up your tassels so that the ones on the sides touch the wood dowel and then tapper the tassels down with the middle tassel being the longest. Then tie the yarn top of the tassels to the dowel rod in a knot and trim off any excess yarn.
Step 5: Wrap the gold jewelry wire around one end of the dowel rod about 8-10 times and then measure out the amount needed to hang the tassel wall hanging, and wrap the other end of the wire around the other side of the dowel.
Step 6: The last step is to hang the tassel wall hanging up and use your scissors to trim off the excess yarn to shape the bottom into a V shape. Then your wall hanging is ready to display!
So, what do you all think of the pink and mustard? If you can’t tell by my pillows and new rug, I am definitely feeling this combo lately. And I love how the tassels in the wall hanging make it just a little different from all the other yarn wall hangings out there, don’t you? xo. Kara
Credits // Author and Photography: Kara Whitten. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.
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