Yesterday I made this easy tassel garland to hang in the window outside my apartment's back door. Living in a 100 year old building with a very stark hallway means that some visitor's first impressions are "creepy" and "haunted" : ) Of course, when you enter one of the units everything is nice and cozy, it's just that darned hall. This week I had some free time so I took it upon myself to add a few welcoming accessories (colorful door mats, door decorations on my front and back doors, a peppermint oil diffuser for a fresh scent, and now this garland). Much nicer!
The tassel garland is fun to make and is a great way to use up little balls of leftover yarn. First, make a little bundle of yarn pieces (for these tassels I cut 12 pieces of yarn that were each about 6.5 inches/16 cm long).
Next, tie a longer piece of yarn in a knot around the center of the bundle.
Then, fold the bundle in half around the knot. Tie a second length of yarn about a 1/2 inch from the top and knot it off, trimming the ends short.
Use that first length of yarn to make a small loop at the top of your tassel for hanging. Trim it as needed.
Repeat those steps to make as many tassels as you need. I simply strung them onto another long piece of yarn to hang in the window. I can already think of many more places I'd like to hang these!