If you guys have been following my blog lately, you probably saw my last DIY yarn wall art. Well, I loved it so much that I wanted to make another! Of course, I didn’t want it to be exactly the same and to tell you the truth, I wanted this next one to be a little easier to make, and it totally is. I really do love this one, maybe even more than my last one... I love how neutral and soft it is with the grey yarn, and I love how multi-dimensional it is with the two dowels working together.
It may seem like there’s a lot of steps in these instructions, but they’re easy steps and they’re pretty repetitive. You can totally put on some music or Netflix and zone out while making your tassels and putting everything together. This really only took me about an hour to make and I’m so happy with how it turned out. The cool thing about learning how to make tassels out of yarn is that they are so multi-purpose. You can make a million different kinds of yarn wall art once you know how to make the tassels. PLUS, this is the most affordable wall decoration. Seriously, all you have to buy is some yarn and a couple of wooden dowels. I think my entire purchase at the craft store was like $7. So crazy! Trust me, invest an hour of your time in this, you will not be disappointed!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Two 36 inch Wooden Dowels
- Piece of Cardboard
Here’s what you’ll do:
- Cut 12 inches off of one of your wooden dowels so that it is only 24 inches long. Set your wooden dowels aside.
- Cut two 36 inch long. piece of yarn and cut one 48 inch long piece of yarn. Set aside.
- Cut two 12 inch long pieces of yarn. Set aside.
- Take your ball of yarn and wrap your yarn around your piece of cardboard, starting at the bottom. (However long your cardboard is, is how long your tassel will be and however many times you wrap your yarn is how thick your tassel will be. I used a 10 inch piece of cardboard and I wrapped my yarn around the cardboard about 25 times.)
- Once you have wrapped as many times as you would like, cut your string at the bottom of the cardboard so that it is unattached from the ball of yarn.
- Carefully slide the wrapped yarn off of the cardboard so that it remains in a loop and set it aside. Repeat Steps 3-5 until you have as many loops of yarn as you would like. (1 loop of yarn = 1 tassel.)
- Once your done making all of your loops, you’re ready to attach them to your long pieces of string that you cut in step 2. Lay one of your loops out in front of you and place one of your long strings on top of it so that it is laying across the middle of the loop. (Wherever you place your loop on the string is where the tassel will be tied on to.)
- Pull the top of your loop down and over string and pull it through the bottom of the loop. Pull tight so that it makes a knot. Your loop should now be tied onto your string.
- Cut the very bottom of the loop so that it opens up at the bottom like a tassel.
- Repeat steps 6-8 until all of your loops are tied onto both of your strings and have become tassels! (Remember to evenly space them apart while you are tying them on! You should be able to move them around and adjust them a little after they are tied, but it’s best to initially have them where you want them when tying them on so you don’t risk messing up a tassel later on.)
- You should now have two long strings with tassels tied on them! You are now ready to tie the strings onto your wooden dowels. The 48 inch piece of strings gets tied to each end of the 36 inch long dowel and the 36 inch piece of string gets tied onto the 24 inch long dowel.
- Once your strings are tied on to your dowels the way you like, it’s time to attach the dowels the each other. Set the pieces of your wall hanging in front of you and place them how you want them to look when it is hanging. Take your 12 inch long strings and tie one end to the end of the shorter dowel and then tie the other about 6 inches in on the longer dowel. Repeat this on the other side of the wall hanging.
- Lastly, take your second 36 inch long piece of string and tie each end of it to each end of the shorter dowel. This is the string the holds the wall hanging onto the wall.
- You’re all done! Enjoy your cute new wall hanging!