In the age of the modern hippie, bohemian chic is in! In typical hipster fashion, everything about this 1970’s reboot is a little mismatched. Geometric patterns, southwest styles, earthy hues, and antique charms all combine for whatever fits your fancy. However, one thing stands out in all of this upscale urbanity–yarn tassels! They’re on everything from home decor to clothing to jewelry.
All of the hottest styles from top labels and DIY designers are flooding Pinterest with this fresh look. Check out the biggest pins that are trending. If there isn’t a tassel on it, chances are that you certainly could add one! They’re perfect for the bottom of those make-your-own hanging plant holders that have been so popular as of late. Use them to add pretty details to knit pillows, purses, shoes, or whatever else you can imagine. Make them the focus a statement jewelry piece like our Urban Chic Tassel Necklace (Pictured). Pieces like this can cost anywhere from $20 to $400 at big name retailers like Urban Outfitters, Free People, and Anthropologie. Why not make them yourself?
DIY tassels are incredibly easy to make. All you need is yarn (which we all have plenty of), a book or a piece of cardboard, and some scissors. This awesome tutorial from Ann Marie Loves shows you just how simple it is.
First, grab some leftovers of your favorite skein (that’s right, this is a stashbuster, too). Find a book or piece of cardboard similar to the desired size of your tassel.
Wind the yarn around the rectangular object until you reach your desired thickness. Carefully slide the yarn off of the piece.
Wrap a separate piece of yarn around the middle of the tassel. Wrap it several times and tie a knot.
Finally, cut the loops at the bottom section of the tassel. If you want to hang your tassel, simply put another piece of yarn through the top of your tassel and tie it (you can hide the knot in the top of the tassel).
Ta-da! You’re done!
Now that you know how to make a tassel, check out this awesome project from a blog we love.
Ombre Tassels– Become the ultimate trend setter by combining two hot styles at once. Step up your DIY tassels by dying them in Kool-Aid. This fabulous project from One Sheepish Girl is full of color and whimsy.
If you love this project from Meredith Crawford’s blog, try her other knitting projects on our website. You’ll love the cute bow on her 10 Minute Ring. The Awesome Ampersand will turn your blank wall into a piece of art. Her Make in Minutes Knit Espresso Cozy is perfect for the crafty and under-caffeinated.
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