This highly effective tassel wall decor is so simple to make with materials to hand.
Ever since I made a variety of tassels I’ve been thinking of ways to incorporate the into our home decor. This simple DIY wall hanging combines fabulous textures – drift wood, old embroidery hoops and odds and ends of yarn to make a variety of tassels.
I spotted the idea on Pinterest a while back and just had to make it my own.
I’m sharing this quick and easy home decor idea as my contribution to the Sustainable Pinterest Challenge where this month the theme is ZERO WASTE. I’ve enjoyed using up ends of yarn for the tassels, saving them from being thrown away.
DIY Tassel Wall Hanging
- Embroidery Hoops
- Variety of yarns
- Drift wood (or a wood dowel)
- Suitable wood paint, I used milk paint
- Glue (E6000 works well for adhering the drift wood to the hoops)
Start by sorting sizes of drift wood to embroidery hoop and decide on your colour pallet. I am making my wall art for our bedroom which is denim themed (denim curtains, denim chair, denim rag rug and pallet wardrobes).
Grab some suitable paint, I always use what I have to hand so in this case have used milk paint, alternatives include chalk paint, fusion mineral paint. Paint just over half the length of drift wood on all sides, then set aside to dry.
Consider your embroidery hoop, are you going to leave it plain, paint or even wrap with scraps of fabric? Paint or wrap with a skein of yarn or fabric. If you wrap yarn or fabric around, adhere the ends with a drop of glue to secure.
Using a piece of card the width of your desired length of yarn tassels wrap the yarn around the card quite a few times. Cut the wrapped yarn at one end.
Form a loop of yarn with a knot one end. Place the lengths of cut yarn through this loop.
Fold the length in half then wrap a yarn around the top to form the bell shape of the tassel, threading the end of the excess yarn down through the middle of the tassel to finish. I have a detailed tutorial how to make tassels which may help.
Using glue secure your drift wood to the embroidery frame.
Place the loop of the yarn over the driftwood, then pass the tassel through the loop to hang.
As you play with your composition you may decide to hang your tassels longer than originally planned. If you don’t have a long enough length simply tie a double knot on a further piece of yarn, thread through the tassel and secure to the wood.
As you can see you can make a range of variations, you could consider adding in wood beads or pom poms. Display the wall hangings together to make fun decorations.
Now let’s take a look at the other Zero Waste ideas that my fellow Sustainable Pinterest Challenge Participants have created to inspire you.