We’re moving to our very first home in a month’s time, and I’m desperately trying to rid myself of lots of unnecessary stuff, but the challenge is to do this without being too wasteful. One of my first baby-step creations was the pom pom bookmark, and as I established a couple weeks ago I’m not a knitter, so I have a bunch of wool left over. I came across this very cute (and super simple) tassel garland how-to via Flipboard on the Jacks and Kate website.
The best thing about this is that all the things you’ll need can be held in one hand! Some colourful wool, a pair of scissors and a business card. I also used kitchen twine (as recommended in the tutorial) for a slight contrast.
Wind the wool around your business card until you’re happy with the thickness (I wound it around 30 full revolutions).
Tie the top of your tassel with the twine (or wool) tight and then trim the bottom so it’s even and at the length you’re after.
When you’ve made enough for your garland, start to thread them onto a length of twine – I got out a large sewing needle to help easily thread through the tassels without damaging them.
I decided to pop this on a cork board that I’ll start adding photos and keepsakes for display at the new home. But you could easily make one of these up for decoration at a baby shower or other fun celebration, I’m thinking ribbons would make a really cool addition to this garland. This was very simple, and although a bit fiddly at the beginning, you’ll quickly get the hang of it. Although I was slightly slowed down by the new addition to our house – Hector.