By Dee Archibald

I don’t know about you, but I have a weird and wonderful fascination with tassels right now! They are fluffy and cute and yet somehow quite sophisticated.

You will need:

  • Wool, 3 shades of desired colour
  • A pair of scissors
  • A container for winding the wool around (I found an empty oval shaped dip container was the perfect size)

Step 1

Wind the wool around the container until fairly thick (let’s say 40-50 times). Then cut every strand at the same place so you end up with around 40-50 pieces the same length.

Step 2

Cut a piece of wool (or use string or ribbon) the length you want the garland to be. Then use it to tie a knot at the halfway mark on the lengths you just cut.

Step 3

Fold the lengths in half (where you tied them) then add another piece of wool (in the same colour and about 40-50cms long) about an inch or so down from the top. Wrap it around and around but not too tightly, tie a knot and tuck the ends under.

Step 4

Give your tassel a wee hair cut and start your next coloured tassel adding it to the garland string. Continue with as many as you can muster spacing them out evenly along the string until desired length is achieved.

Hang your garland on a wall, across a door frame on even on the Christmas tree!

Happy Crafting X