DIY : Mini Tassel Garland

I made these mini tassels for La La’s new room and they have been a big hit.  They couldn’t be easier to make and I thought I’d share how.  Because if I (the craft challenged girl) can make these, anybody can.

Here is what you’ll need . . .

1 : : Pretty string – you’ll need 2 per tassel  (you can find this type of string at craft stores)
2 : : Cardboard – cut the cardboard the length you’d like your tassels to be (mine measures at about 4 1/4)
3 : : Glue Gun

 And it goes a little something like this . . .

ONE : : take one end of the string + wrap it around the cardboard (not too tightly) until the entire skein is wrapped around the cardboard.  TWO  : : Add on the 2nd skein the same way you did the first.  THREE : : leave a small tail at the end.  FOUR + FIVE : :  gingerly slip your fingers under the string and remove the cardboard.  SIX : : slip one finger through the top of the loop + wrap the tail around the loop several times.  SEVEN :: leave a small tail which you can then tie into a small loop knot on the back.  EIGHT : :  glue the knot on the backside to secure the hold.  NINE  : : after the glue has dried, cut through the loop at the very bottom to make the fringe. TEN: : voila!!

Then hang it up like this and pat yourself on the back:

And if you haven’t seen La La’s room makeover you can see it here + watch the fun little video here.

images :Meghan Rose Steinman /  la la LOVELY



  • nani
    Commented on September 25th, 2012 at 5:52pm

    oh. i am so going to make this garland. It’s lovely.

  • Samira
    Commented on September 25th, 2012 at 10:18pm

    this is such a cute and great idea!

  • Uncle Beefy
    Commented on September 26th, 2012 at 12:02am

    Now why didn’t I think of that?!?! SO cute! :)

  • Trina
    Commented on September 27th, 2012 at 9:39pm

    Thank you!

  • Colleen / Inspired to Share
    Commented on September 26th, 2012 at 1:18pm

    This is so sweet and I love your detail shots for the how-to! :)

  • Trina
    Commented on September 27th, 2012 at 9:39pm

    Thanks, Colleen! xo . t

  • amy
    Commented on September 26th, 2012 at 2:12pm

    lovely!! what did you use to keep them up? nails? screws? looks pretty in the pic…

  • Trina
    Commented on September 27th, 2012 at 9:41pm

    Tacked a nail in the wall at each end and then strung the tassels on gold wire (I think I actually got it from the jewelry making section at Michaels’). Delicate and pretty. Then I just wrapped the wire around the nail head several times to secure it.

  • Jess
    Commented on September 29th, 2012 at 8:58am

    This would be cute as decoration for a party or for your home. Great idea.

  • paula
    Commented on October 4th, 2012 at 10:44am

    absolutely love this idea! The colors really are amazing!

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  • Lindsay
    Commented on November 25th, 2013 at 12:33pm

    Thanks for sharing such a cute tutorial! The tassels are adorable, and I love the colors you chose as well! I linked back to this post in a recent blog post I wrote about some yarn-ish type inspirations.

  • Trina
    Commented on November 25th, 2013 at 10:11pm

    thank you so much…and thanks for linking too! xo . t

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