Tassel Wall Hanging
The interior of our guest house lacks personality at the moment, mostly because I haven’t been able to commit to any particular design decision that I’ve dreamt up on Pinterest. However, as Thanksgiving approached, I committed to crafting a project that had been on my DIY list for a while. Since the hubby took on the majority of the cooking, that meant I had little responsibility and extra time on my hands. So with a full glass of wine and about $45 in supplies, I was ready to begin my tassel wall hanging project.
To begin, I followed this simple tutorial to learn how to make a tassel. However, instead of a clipboard, I used a small book to wrap my yarn around. I repeated this step about 35 times before I had enough variety to choose from for assembling the wall hanging. Other steps included staining the wood dowel rod and tying a leather strap on for hanging it. Once I laid out my tassels in an arrangement that pleased my eye, I began threading them together in rows by using a large needle with the thinnest yarn I had purchased. It was easiest to work with gravity while doing this step. I tied a few simple knots to secure things in place, and before I knew it, my project was a wrap!
Once I hung the piece on the wall, I did decide to add just a few more tassels to fill in some bare spots and increase the texture in areas that I felt needed it. How simple and fun this piece was to create! If you’re interested in making something similar, here’s the supply list I used to create this artwork:
- Yarn variety in different colors, textures and sizes
- 36 x 1 inch wooden dowel rod
- Leather cord
- Large needle
- Wood stain and rag
And don’t forget to enjoy a glass of wine while you're crafting! Trust me, it helps with the creative process.