It’s official - tassels are a hot fashion trend and we’re also beginning to see them make a statement in the world of weddings. This fringe-tastic detail instantly adds boho flair to a celebration and here to help you create your own yarn tassel wedding backdrop is florist and stylist Fiona Treadwell with photos by Smittenpixels Photography.
Fiona: Yarn tassels are trending worldwide. People are using them as décor at weddings – for the bride and groom’s chairs, accent pieces for the reception, photo booth backdrops etc. They add a nice touch of texture and can be customised to the color palette of your wedding. They are also inexpensive (this tutorial’s backdrop cost less than $30) and really easy to make once you get into the groove of it.
Materials Required (all available at Daiso):
- 10 balls of yarn in the colour of your choice
- 1 roll of thin cotton thread to bind the yarn in the colour of your choice
- Flat wood plank
- Long pole
Specifically for this tutorial, I used:
- 5 balls off-white yarn
- 1 ball dusky pink yarn
- 1 ball white yarn
- 3 balls grey yarn
- White thin cotton thread
- 1-m long copper pole
1. A ball of yarn usually makes 5 – 6 tassels.
2. The height of the plank determines the length of the tassels so if you want them longer, use a bigger plank.
Step 1: Wind yarn around the plank. A good 30 – 35 rounds for a 15-cm tall plank will ensure a plump tassel.
Step 2. Slide the wound yarn to the edge of the plank.