Enjoy the colors of fall with this easy DIY tassel garland! Cut the fabric by hand or use a Cricut Maker for a quick no-sew craft!
I love the colors of fall. I love that there’s pretty neutral browns, happy yellows and oranges, bright reds and corals, and a dash of pink thrown in. I decorate with mostly neutrals in my home, but I love to add pops of color that coordinate with the holiday. I made this DIY tassel garland with the perfect fall colors. It makes me so happy every time I see it!
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This DIY tassel garland would be great hanging from a mantel or hanging over an open doorway. Wouldn’t individual tassels be so cute hanging from all the doors in the house? I even want to make small sets of three to hang on my dining chairs for Thanksgiving.
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I chose to order my class in a very random way. I wanted it to look like a mix of colors instead of an ombre look. I like how the different colors look against the coral yarn I used throughout the garland.
I used my Cricut Maker to cut half of these tassels, and then the other half I cut with my hands. It took about the same time, but the Cricut Maker is a little more accurate.
I wanted all solid fabric because solid have my heart. There’s just something about solid colored fabric that makes my heart skip a beat. But small prints would look great too! Wouldn’t tiny gingham fabric look so good?
diy tassel garland for fall
- Fat quarters* in colors of your choice
- Cricut maker* with rotary blade and Fabric mat*
- Free tassel cut file
- OR rotary cutter and cutting mat*
- Yarn and yarn needle
- Hot glue gun and hot glue
Prepare your fat quarters by ironing all the wrinkles out. Cut each piece of fabric into squares that are 12 by 12 inches.
If you are using a Cricut Maker using a pink fabricgrip mat and place one square on the mat. Spray some quilt basting spray onto the fabric, and then place another square on top. Spray some more quilt basting spray onto the fabric, and place a third square of fabric on top. When choosing the cutting options in Design Space, choose 3 layers of cotton fabric.
If you are cutting the tassels by hand, fold your square in half. Leave a 1 and 1/2 inch section next to the fold uncut. Cut every 1/2 inch up to the uncut section. I found using a rotary cutter, cutting mat, and clear ruler to be the best for cutting.
Lay your square with each side cut into strips flat on the table. Start at one side of the middle uncut section and tightly roll it towards the other side. The tassels should be on both the left and right of your roll. Hot glue the raw side down against the roll.
Put a dot of hot glue on the roll right next to the tassels. Fold the tassel in half gluing it in place but leaving a loop open at the fold.
Do this to all of your fabric pieces.
Tie the yarn in a square knot at the base of the loop. Wrap the yarn around the loop lots and lots of times. Cut the yarn and stuff it into the loop next to the Glue. I found the yarn would stay as long as it was stuck down in the loop, and I didn’t need to tie it in a knot.
Do this to every single tassel.
Organize your tassels in the order that you want them to be. First I organized it in an ombre look. Then I divided the tassels into three sections: dark, medium, and light. I would take a tassel from each group and place it in line for a more random color look.
Thread each tassel onto a long piece of yarn. Decide how long you want your garland to be and tie loops at each end. Distribute the tassels evenly across the yarn and hang your garland up.
If you make something using this free SVG file, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!