This is the first project that I started for Paige’s room update! Since we started originally with a gender neutral space I have slowly been trying to make it a bit more girly. I’m finally pulling out the big guns and adding some fun new wall art! Starting with this tassel garland that I am going to hang over her crib! I loved the sweet canvas and star mobile that I originally hung over her crib but she pulled down the canvas at one point and has slowly been pulling off the stars! That little toot :) So I took all of it down and began to think about what I could put back up there. It is definitely a tricky space because you have to consider your baby’s safety. I didn’t want anything heavy or sharp and I didn’t want anything to hang too low. I settled on a coral, peach, and yellow garland and when I started making these adorable tassels I couldn’t believe how easy it was! The best part is that all you need is string!! Here is quick tutorial of how I made these lovelies.
I picked up some pretty crochet thread in coral, peach, and yellow, and also one that had a little bit of metallic gold in it. But you can use any type of string or yarn.
I wanted the tassels to be a decent size so I ended up using the iPad as my ruler! I wrapped the thread around the iPad approximately 80 times for each tassel. This is obviously a great project to do while you sit in front of the tv and watch Netflix!
After 80 rounds, I clipped the end of the string and slid the entire loop off of the iPad. I cut a piece of the metallic thread and simply tied a knot around the middle of my yellow thread loop.
After the knot was tied I took the entire loop and folded it in half. Then I used the metallic thread again and wrapped it around the top of the tassel about 10 times. I clipped the end and just tied it off.
Than all you have to do is clip the bottom of the tassel so that it is no longer in a million loops!
As I was hanging up the garland this weekend I realized I was going to need MORE tassels! So I created a few more in each color and I am adding in gold tassels as well. I have a couple more gold tassels to make and then the garland should be complete! Completed garland pic coming soon :)