Hi MFTM readers! Its Ali from Dream Crafter and today I am going to share with you this Modern Yarn Tassel Wall Art that I made for just a few dollars for my sons nursery!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- giant stick or a dowel (I found this stick while on a walk to the park with my kids.)
- 1 skein of white yarn
- Rit Dye
- a chapter book
Start by taking a piece of yarn (the length of the book) and laying it over the binding of the book. Then take your book and start wrapping your yarn around it with the ends hanging by the pages. Wrap it as many times as you want (the thicker you wrap it the thicker your tassel will be).
Tie a knot with the first piece of yarn to secure all the others in place.
Hang on to the yarn and insert your scissors by the opening (pages) of the book and cut. You should have a ton of strings all the same length (folded in half).
After that, cut a third piece of yarn and wrap it around the head of all the others creating a little bobble. I did this twice so I would have two bobbles at the top but you can do it just once depending on the look you want.
Now make lots of tassels! You can make this really sparse or with lots of tassels! This is how many I made…
Next, mix up some Rit Dye according to the instructions on the package. I did mine in the kitchen sink and then just dipped my tassels in. I used the Kelly Green one and then didn’t leave it in long enough for it to turn really really green. I wanted an aqua, minty look.
Let the tassels dry over night and then hang them from your stick! Tada!