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How to Make a Tassel Garland With Yarn

Learn to make a simple tassel garland with this quick & easy tutorial! It’s perfect for Boho Christmas decor and kids’ bedrooms!

black & white puppy sitting in front of a mantel decorated for Christmas with pink tassel garland

We’ve been obsessed with making pom poms at my house for a while now. And this year we’re adding tassels to the mix! They’re just as fun and easy to make, and they’re perfect for all kinds of crafts, from Christmas ornaments, to garlands, to kids’ room decor, to gift-wrapping.

Today I’m going to show you how to make this ultra-simple tassel garland using yarn. You can always add wood beads, glitter, and other embellishments too!

How to Make a Tassel Garland

The supply list for this quick project is very short!


yarn tassel supplies on a table- a Clover tassel maker, 2 balls of yarn, and a pair of sharp craft scissors


1. Wrap the Yarn

Wrap the yarn around the tassel maker the long way. For this large size of tassel, you’ll want to do about twelve wraps.

close-up of tassel maker being wrapped with pink yarn

2. Leave a Long String

Once you’re finished wrapping, leave one long string, about 10 inches, and cut it off. This longer string will be used to hang the tassel later.

plastic tassel maker wrapped around several times with pink yarn

3. Tie the Center

Cut a short length of yarn and tie it tightly around all the wraps of yarn. Then double-knot it.

hand tying a yarn tassel
close-up of pink yarn tassel tied in the center with another length of pink yarn

4. Cut

Run the craft scissors through the grooves on either end of the tassel maker to cut all the strings. Do this on both ends.

hands using scissors to cut yarn tassel ends
close-up of scissors cutting the ends of yarn to make a DIY tassel

5. Arrange the Yarn

This is the trickiest step, but still not too bad. Take the long string you left and hang the tassel from it. It should look something like this:

DIY yarn tassel hanging, ready to be adjusted and tied

Now arrange all the pieces of yarn so they surround the long string and hang down. It doesn’t have to be perfect.

pink yarn tassel with yarn pieces all lined up, ready to be tied

6. Tie the Tassel

Cut another length of yarn, about one foot long. tie it around all of the yarn, and cinch it tight. Then double-knot it.

hand tying a pink yarn tassel around the center with another piece of pink yarn
DIY tassel being tied and double-knotted to keep everything in place

7. Trim The Tassel Ends

Now give it a haircut so that all the ends hang to the same length.

hand holding a small yarn tassel after the ends of yarn have been trimmed with scissors

8. Glue

I found that it’s really easy to accidentally pull the tassel off the string that it’s hanging from. After all, this whole thing is currently held together by yarn.

I like to add a bit of hot glue to the inside of the tassel to help secure everything. And a very small dot of hot glue on the top will help to ensure that the string doesn’t pull out.

9. Tie The Garland Together

Now take the string sticking out of the top of the tassel and tie it onto your main garland string. Be sure to double-knot it to keep it from falling off.

10. Hang it Up!

I recommend hanging up your garland as soon as it’s finished. These will get tangled up really fast if you leave them lying around. And even faster if you have a puppy who likes to play with yarn!

mantel decorated for Christmas with a Boho tassel garland, trees with colorful pom poms, etc.
fingers tying a pink yarn tassel onto a DIY tassel garland
Yield: 1 garland

How to Make a Tassel Garland


  1. Wrap the yarn around the tassel maker.
  2. Leave a long string.
  3. Cut a short length of yarn & tie it around the middle of the yarn and double-knot it.
  4. Cut the yarn on either end of the tassel maker.
  5. Hold the tassel by the long leftover string and let the rest of the tassel hang down. Arrange the pieces around the center.
  6. Cut a foot-long piece of yarn and tie it tightly around the top of the tassel. Double-knot it.
  7. Trim the ends of the tassels with scissors.
  8. Apply a small amount of hot glue to the inside of the tassel.
  9. Tie it all together. Take one long strand of yarn and tie each tassel to it.
  10. Hang it up.

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More Boho Christmas Decor with Tassels & Pom Poms…

How to Make Wood Bead Christmas Ornaments

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Easy DIY Pom Pom Garland!

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Make a Colorful Pom Pom Wreath!

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Modern Boho Christmas Throw Pillows

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