DIY Giant Tassel Wall Hanging

DIY Giant Tassel Wall HangingHere’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.

DIY Giant Tassel Wall Hanging

Materials:
-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)
-scissors
-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.

DIY Giant Tassel Wall HangingStep 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.

DIY Giant Tassel Wall HangingStep 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.

DIY Giant Tassel Wall HangingDIY Giant Tassel Wall HangingStep 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.

DIY Giant Tassel Wall HangingStep 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.

DIY Giant Tassel Wall HangingStep 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!

DIY Giant Tassel Wall Hanging

DIY Giant Tassel Wall Hanging

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.
  • Oh this is so pretty. Our whole upstairs bedroom is knotty pine we love it but it is dark, we may paint it eventually but as of now we are embracing it. This would be such a simple way to add some color. Will be doing this ASAP!! Thank you!

  • This is so cute! I’ve made tassels before and they’re relatively easy to make. Seeing as the tassel decorations I’ve seen in stores are usually overpriced, this is a great way to not break the bank. 🙂
    Nicolette | http://nicolette.co

  • I’ve felt myself gravitate towards yellow pieces as I’ve been window browsing online. It’s such a warm happy color when not paired with brown like in the 70s, ha! Also pink and yellow together reminds me of lemonade so they work well in my opinion.

  • Oh my! This is just gorgeous! Perfect in any room. Can’t wait to make it! Thanks guys.

  • I love these tassels they are gorgeous. I made a set and put them above my bed. I don’t have a headboard so these tassels really decorated my wall. Thank you for the idea. I look forward to seeing more wonderful ideas.

  • This is incredible! I have to try this as a gift for my Mum’s birthday – you may have just made me the best daughter ever! I also love how many colours that you can incorporate into one wall hanging, it looks amazing!

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