Tassels are so easy and fun to make, and this garland is a great way to use DIY tassels in your decor! The yarn I used for this DIY tassel garland was from the thrift store, so the total cost for this garland was only around $3.

DIY Yarn Tassel Garland made from $3 thrift store yarn

Have you ever tried making tassels? Let me warn you  – they’re addictive to make! I’ve made tassels for clothing, for pillows, and today I’m making some for a garland.

Watch my YouTube video to learn how to make a DIY tassel garland, or follow the instructions below:

Materials:

  • thin cotton yarn (I found mine at the thrift store!)
  • scissors
  • cardboard
  • ruler
  • small crochet hook

Instructions:

DIY Yarn Tassel Garland made from $3 thrift store yarn  

Cut a piece of scrap cardboard to 6″ tall (or double however long you want your finished tassel to measure). Wrap the yarn around the cardboard 50+ times.

DIY Yarn Tassel Garland made from $3 thrift store yarn

Carefully pull the loops off of the cardboard, and tie a 10″ piece of yarn around the middle of the loops using a square knot.

DIY Yarn Tassel Garland made from $3 thrift store yarn

Fold the loops in half, and then use another 6″ piece of yarn to tie the pieces together about 1/2″ to 1″ down from the fold.

DIY Yarn Tassel Garland made from $3 thrift store yarn

Cut the loops open with a pair of sharp scissors.

DIY Yarn Tassel Garland made from $3 thrift store yarn

Trim the bottom of the tassel.

DIY Yarn Tassel Garland made from $3 thrift store yarn

Your DIY tassel is complete! Use it for whatever craft you desire, or create several to make into a garland.

DIY Yarn Tassel Garland made from $3 thrift store yarn  

To make a garland, use a crochet hook to chain the yarn into whatever length you want the garland to be.

DIY Yarn Tassel Garland made from $3 thrift store yarn

Attach the tassels to the garland by pulling the chain through the center of the top of each tassel.

DIY Yarn Tassel Garland made from $3 thrift store yarn

Enjoy your DIY tassel banner!