Summer is upon us, and it seems like our schedules are crazier than ever. Graduation celebrations, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, summer parties, weddings, etc. and etc. pack our days and evenings.
I’m always on the lookout for cute and quick (and cheap!) DIY decorations, especially when my days are so hectic. Recently, we had a baby shower at church, and the theme was bohemian. I was left scrambling because boho is out of my league! After wracking my brain (and searching frantically on Pinterest), I had the idea for this easy-peasy yarn garland. It’s so simple, anyone can make it!
All you need is:
Yarn (I bought three different colors, one roll of each)
A book to wrap the yarn around
Begin by wrapping the yarn around a book width-wise 20-30 times (I did 30). Keep in mind that the more you wrap, the fuller your tassel will be.
Once you’ve wrapped your yarn, snip the end from the roll and slide a small 2 inch piece between the spine and your wrapped yarn. Tie a knot with this small piece to secure and gather the top.
Cut across the pages part to release the yarn from the book. You should have a thick section of yarn held together in the middle by the small string.
Take another small piece (about 4 inches) and tie it around the thick piece, about a quarter of the way down. Gather the end and trim any long pieces to equal length. And you’ve created your first tassel! Use a long piece of yarn to string your tassels, alternating colors if you’re doing multiple colors.
This garland isn’t only good for baby showers! Use it for birthday parties, get-togethers, or even as your own home decor.