Hi, I’m Michelle from Magnolia Simple where I write about DIY renovations, living simply, and
herding cats raising children. Fall is such a gorgeous time of year, and we spend so much time on our porches. My porches are usually prettier than the inside of my house if I’m being honest with you! I wouldn’t have it any other way though. 🙂 Let me show you how to make this adorable DIY Tassel Blanket!
I’m loving all the tassel blankets on Instagram lately, but you know what I’m not loving? The $80 price tag! I’ll never be the kind of girl that pays that much for a blanket that is going ON MY PORCH. Nope. Not gonna do it. So I figured if I wanted one of these beauties, I was going to have to come up with something of my own. I hopped on Amazon and bought a cheap blanket, and went to the craft store to buy some cheap yarn. If you look in the clearance bins, you’ll probably find some yarn that suits your fancy. I found them for less than $1 each. You can buy the tiny size and have enough for your tassels. You can’t beat less than $1 per ball of yarn! Make all the same color tassel, or make every color different. It’s completely your choice because you’re making it! It’s nice to have options. 🙂
I made all of these tassels during the opening night of This is US. I’m glad that the episode wasn’t too gut wrenching until the end. If you haven’t watched the first episode yet, go do that and then let’s discuss it over some Earl Grey and cookies.
(see above pic if you need help!)
1. Wrap yard around a piece of cardboard approx 25 times. Leave the tail ends at the bottom. The size of your cardboard will determine how tall your tassel will be.
2. Cut the tail end, and loop it around the inside of your wrapped pieces.
3. Tie the ends together, and take the whole loop off of your cardboard.
4. Find the center of your loop, and cut in half.
5. Place both sides of the tassel together with the “pretty” (non-tied) end of the loop up.
6. Use additional strands and wrap around the tassel once or twice depending on the style you’d like to achieve.
7. Trim your tassel. You’re done!
I attached mine to the blanket by running a piece of yarn through the top loop of the tassel. This is why in step 5 above that we left the loops exposed.
I used a regular needle to sew every other tassel along the underside of the blanket. This is probably the most time consuming part of the whole project, but most of that I accomplished when I was outside with my kiddos. Lovely weather calls for the outdoors around here.
And that’s it! If you love it, pin it! I know I am loving having it, and I don’t feel bad about the less than $10 price tag.