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How to Make a Tiered Tassel Garland

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Have fun bringing this colourful tiered tassel garland to life! It's a quick and easy project that will take your party to the next level. You can mix and match your colour palette to suit any theme.

The project uses a minimal amount of yarn so it's great for using up odds and ends from your stash!

Project and instructions by Natasha Emmerson.

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Step 1
With your chosen colours, take a piece of flat cardboard measuring 5inches by 4 inches and from the top of the longer side place your colours down flat.
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Step 2
Fold all the colours over and down the card. Continue to wrap the yarn around the card 7 more times. Cut the yarn at the bottom leaving a tail.
Step 3
With a darning needle cut a long piece of string and thread the needle behind the yarn wrapped around one side of the card. Pull the string to the top of the card and secure with a knot.
Step 4
With your scissors place them at the lowest point of the card, behind the yarn and cut all the way through to take the tassel off the card.
Step 5
Repeat Step 1 – 4 twice. You should now have 3 tassels.
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Step 6

Trim all your tassels to your chosen length. The tassels pictured all measure 4 inches in length.

Top Tip - For a neater finish, your tassels might benefit from being steamed to straighten them

Step 7

Cut a long piece of string and lay it down flat.  Place the tassel down on top of the string a 3rd of the way up as pictured. Wrap the strings over, tie and secure with a knot. With your darning needle take both of the loose ends of the tie and wrap around the tassel once and thread through the back of the tie. Repeat Step 7 with the next two tassels.

Step 8

With your darning needle, thread the tails at the top of one of your tassels up and through the top of another tassel so both sets of tails meet.

Step 9

Knot both sets of tails together making sure not to secure to tightly. Thread ONE set of tails back through the tassel trim to the length of the tassel.

Step 10

Repeat Step 8 – 9 to secure the last tassel, end by threading both sets of tails back into the tassel.

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Step 11

To create a garland Repeat Step 1 -10 to create as many tassels you desire.
Cut a piece of thick string to your desired length secure and knot one end with a loop.

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Step 12

With the thick string insert your darning needle above the tie of your tassel and through the middle of your tassel to thread onto the string to create a garland.

Step 13

Thread the wooden beads onto the string in your desired order. For this garland I threaded 2 small beads then one larger bead followed by a further 2 smaller beads.

Step 14

Repeat step 12 – 13 as many times as desired to create your chosen length garland.

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