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I just love a good tassel, y'all. For years, I used a piece of cardboard to make one, but I just recently found this cool acrylic template and I'm never going back to cardboard. Check out The Easiest Way to Make a Tassel!
If you're reading this, there's a good chance you may have made a tassel with a cardboard template. The cardboard templates are good for about one or two uses, then they bend and have to be replaced. Sometimes cutting cardboard pieces for endless tassel-making can get old (because, I'm all about endless tassel-making, y'all). Check out how easy this nifty little tool I found is to use!
So, this tassel maker is from Pattie Wack Designs. I'm honestly not one to purchase this sort of thing (I'm kind of frugal in this department...I mean, I make my yarn pom poms with kitchen forks, y'all). But, the endless cardboard needed to make a good supply of tassels can be annoying. So, I stepped out of my frugality and splurged on this Pattie Wack Tassel Maker. And to be totally up front, this isn't even a sponsored post...I just really like using this thing (the only change I would make is adding measurements to it). I used the LARGE Pattie Wack Tassel Maker in this post. Click here to grab the large one on Amazon. Or click here to grab the mini tassel maker (also from Pattie Wack Designs). Oh, and I used a Caron Cake in Rainbow Sprinkles for the yarn (it's super soft and fun to work with). Caron Cakes are a little more than I normally spend on yarn, but I'm a sucker for colorful yarn and cool design (it's in the shape of cake, y'all). Click here to grab a Caron Cake on Amazon.
Each "stair step" on the tassel maker represents a tassel length. I like a 5" tassel.
Start by laying down the yarn on the tassel maker, going right on top of the slit (make a bridge!) with the cut end of the yarn going in the direction of the stair side of the tassel maker.
Then just start winding the yarn around and around the short side of the tassel maker.
Keep winding until you reach your desired thickness for your tassel.
Snip the end of your yarn and lay the tassel maker down.
Cut another piece of yarn about 10" long.
Slip the piece of yarn under the entire tassel (be sure to catch all of the yarn).
Work the yarn all the way to the edge and tie a knot (this is the top of the tassel).
Keep these strings separate, as you will use them to hang your tassel once it's complete.
Cut off an additional piece of yarn, about another 10" in length.
Slip this piece of yarn into the slit and around the entire tassel (underneath it), and back up through the other side of the slit, on the opposite side of the tassel (see below).
Once this piece is in place, simple tie a knot (tightly).
You can lay the pieces of this yarn into the rest of the tassel.
Slide the tassel off the tassel maker, toward the smaller end of the maker.
Slip your scissors through the tassel and cut the ends apart.
Give the tassel a trim to even out the lengths.
And there you have it. From here, the possibilities are endless...I have free printable Easter bookmarks coming up on Friday that these would work well with.
Here is a fun video to show the process of the tassel maker, too:
Oh, and you know I just had to get the aqua version of the Caron Cake, too.
Because...aqua. (Click here to grab yourself one on Amazon.)
I'll be back next week to share my aqua Caron Cake project! ;)
Happy Tasseling, Y'all!