How to Make a Yarn Tassel

Make a cool tassel to add to your weaving!!!

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How to Make a Yarn Tassel
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Gather supplies.  My cardboard is 3" x 4 1/2", but you can make yours smaller or larger, depending on your project.

Gather supplies. My cardboard is 3" x 4 1/2", but you can make yours smaller or larger, depending on your project.

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Begin by wrapping the yarn around the cardboard.

Begin by wrapping the yarn around the cardboard.

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Wrap all the way around the cardboard.

Wrap all the way around the cardboard.

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Don't pull too tightly!

Don't pull too tightly!

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Continue wrapping.

Continue wrapping.

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I wrap the yarn around approximately 40-50 times.

I wrap the yarn around approximately 40-50 times.

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Cut the yarn close to the edge of the cardboard.

Cut the yarn close to the edge of the cardboard.

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You are now ready to add a piece of yarn that will help you hang the tassel.

You are now ready to add a piece of yarn that will help you hang the tassel.

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Measure 8" of yarn and cut.

Measure 8" of yarn and cut.

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Sneak the piece of yarn under the front section of yarns.

Sneak the piece of yarn under the front section of yarns.

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It is okay to bend the cardboard a bit to do this.

It is okay to bend the cardboard a bit to do this.

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Almost done.

Almost done.

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Make it even!

Make it even!

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Tie a tight double knot.

Tie a tight double knot.

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The knot will pull the yarns close together.

The knot will pull the yarns close together.

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Carefully cut the bottom yarns. Let your scissors follow the line of the cardboard.

Carefully cut the bottom yarns. Let your scissors follow the line of the cardboard.

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Almost done!

Almost done!

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Remove the cardboard.

Remove the cardboard.

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Save the cardboard to use for more tassels.

Save the cardboard to use for more tassels.

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Cut a piece of yarn equaling 12 inches.

Cut a piece of yarn equaling 12 inches.

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Place it under the tassel.

Place it under the tassel.

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Wrap the piece of yarn around the tassel. You can choose to place it high or low.

Wrap the piece of yarn around the tassel. You can choose to place it high or low.

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Tie a double knot.

Tie a double knot.

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Begin to trim the ends to make them even.

Begin to trim the ends to make them even.

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Give it a good haircut!

Give it a good haircut!

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Here is the finished tassel.

Here is the finished tassel.

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Now you are ready to attach your tassel to your weaving! You can use tassels on pillows, scarves and other handmade projects, too!

Now you are ready to attach your tassel to your weaving! You can use tassels on pillows, scarves and other handmade projects, too!

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