i should be mopping the floor: Ombre Tassel Garland

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ombre Tassel Garland

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I love tassels. And I love garlands. Why not marry them in a fun ombre pattern, right?
This little craft was really easy and I am pretty much in love with how it turned out. 
I have draped a few of these all over the house, y'all! 
Ombre Tassel Garland | Cute garlands that are easy to create using a self-striping yarn. Fun and simple photo tutorial.
I'm *slightly* obsessed with yarn crafts lately. I actually grew up with yarn crafts and they always hold a special spot in my heart (my great aunt had me making those plastic canvas tissue box covers by the truckload at an early age). This ombre tassel garland is my new obsession...I can't quit making them! Check out my complete tutorial below.



Ombre Tassel Garland | Cute garlands that are easy to create using a self-striping yarn. Fun and simple photo tutorial.
 These start with simple little tassels...and the method for stringing them up is simple.


Ombre Tassel Garland | Cute garlands that are easy to create using a self-striping yarn. Fun and simple photo tutorial.
The trick to the ombre pattern is using a self-striping yarn. This is much more cost-effective than using multiple skeins of yarn (unless you've just got a stash you're trying to use up). I'm on a Caron Cake kick...it's a fun self-striping yarn that comes in several patterns (I know you're shocked...I used aqua for this one!). You can find Caron Cakes here on Amazon.


Ombre Tassel Garland | Cute garlands that are easy to create using a self-striping yarn. Fun and simple photo tutorial.
I made a whole bunch of tassels for this. Just determine the length you want your garland to be and make the amount of tassels you'll need...not a big rhyme or reason to this part. My tassels are 5" each. Just be sure to make them all the same length and thickness.
NOT SURE HOW TO MAKE A TASSEL? Click here for my tutorial.


Ombre Tassel Garland | Cute garlands that are easy to create using a self-striping yarn. Fun and simple photo tutorial.
You'll also need a blunt yarn needle (grab the same ones I use here).
Grab a long length of yarn (not attached to one of your tassels) and thread your needle. 


Ombre Tassel Garland | Cute garlands that are easy to create using a self-striping yarn. Fun and simple photo tutorial.
I actually made my tassels with the top loop (which is usually used for hanging), but it's not actually necessary since this is for a garland (but that's just how I always make my tassels). You will use your needle and yarn thread and push it through the top of each tassel, making sure to catch all of the pieces. The tassels will be easy to move along the yarn once threaded.


Ombre Tassel Garland | Cute garlands that are easy to create using a self-striping yarn. Fun and simple photo tutorial.
Gently pull your tassels apart to space them as you want them.

Ombre Tassel Garland | Cute garlands that are easy to create using a self-striping yarn. Fun and simple photo tutorial.
If you're like me and made your tassels with the top loop, go through and snip it off now...the threaded yarn will hold the tassel in place perfectly.

Ombre Tassel Garland | Cute garlands that are easy to create using a self-striping yarn. Fun and simple photo tutorial.
Fun, huh? It's neat to watch the self-striping yarn work. I love the variation!

Ombre Tassel Garland | Cute garlands that are easy to create using a self-striping yarn. Fun and simple photo tutorial.
Use the ends of your long piece of yarn to hand your tassel garland up.
Now, I think I'll go make a rainbowish one with my other yarn! 
Addictive, I tell ya.





1 comment:

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