DIY Giant Tassel Throw Blanket

Date
May, 16, 2016

So like I mentioned, I’m working on our master bedroom right now. And this is the first real peek you’re getting! We recently got a new bed. A real bed. Up until this point we’ve had those terrible metal frames, so now I kinda feel like a real adult 😉 But the dark gray clashed with our lighter gray bedding so I had to switch things up. I loved all the layered, textured looks I’d been seeing, especially that incorporated a fun throw at the end of the bed with tassels or pom poms. But they were all crazy expensive! So I created my own DIY Giant Tassel Throw Blanket.

DIY GIANT TASSEL THROW BLANKET

Diy Tassel Throw Blanket

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The first step was to find a good throw as the base and this was actually quite challenging. I knew I wanted something fairly neutral, but with some sort of subtle pattern. I seriously searched online and in stores for days until I finally found the perfect one at Target.

Once I had that, it was time to make my tassels. Now this isn’t any crazy new concept or tutorial. There are tons of them out there already and I followed pretty much the same steps. I bought some off white bulky yarn at JoAnns because I knew I wanted my tassels to be chunky. The only other thing you’ll need is a piece of cardboard and some scissors.

Chunky White Yarn

Steps to Making Tassels

 

Step 1

Wrap your yarn around your cardboard. I wrapped mine 30 times to make sure they were nice and full.

Step 2

Cut a short piece of string and slide it under your yarn

Step 3

Push that piece of yarn up to the top of the cardboard and tie a loose knot

Step 4

Cut the bottom of the yarn all the way across to free it from the cardboard

Step 5

Tighten your knot at the top

Step 6

Take two more shorter pieces of yarn and wrap them around your tassel 1 and 2 inches down from the top

Step 7

Cut the excess yarn off

Step 8

Repeat until you have as many tassels as you need!

DIY Giant White Yarn Tassels

These were so fun and easy to make. You could leave off the two pieces of yarn I tied around them or just even do one if you like.

The next step was to attach them to the blanket. Now my sewing skills are pretty pathetic, but I know the basics. I laid my blanket out on the ground and made marks with some tape for where I wanted to attach them.

Attaching Tassels to Throw Blanket

Since it was going to go at the end of our bed folded over, that’s how I had it laid out and I rotated the layer I attached each tassel to. If you do it this way, just make sure you don’t attach them all to the same layer 😉

Giant Tassels on Throw Blanket

Now I wouldn’t feel confident throwing this in the wash anytime soon, but they’re pretty secure. It might not be pretty, but unless you looked really close, you wouldn’t notice 😉

Giant Tassel Throw Blanket

Chunky Tassel Throw Blanket

Neutral Giant Tassel Throw Blanket DIY

I’m super happy about the way this DIY Giant Tassel Throw Blanket turned out and love how it adds a touch of coziness to our bed. Slowly but surely, this room is coming along 🙂

 

GET THE LOOK!

 

If you want to see how our bedroom looks today – check it out HERE.

DIY Giant Tassel Throw Blanket

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37 Comments

  1. Reply

    Eden passante

    September 14, 2016

    Big chunky blankets are the BEST for warm cozy movie nights! I love this DIY for giant tassel blankets!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 18, 2016

      They sure are!! Thanks so much, Eden!!

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    Kim~madeinaday

    July 14, 2016

    So happy to see this pinned to the P3 board! I am so in love with these large tassels! Stopping by to let you know you are being featured on Friday’s P3 Party post! Have a great week! Thanks for pinning!
    Best,
    Kim

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    Amy | Delineate Your Dwelling

    May 17, 2016

    So so so good.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      May 17, 2016

      Thanks friend! <3

  4. Reply

    Julia-tagandtibby

    May 16, 2016

    Love this idea! I don’t sew much, but this looks easy. Pinned for later!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      May 17, 2016

      Thanks Julia! I’m a terrible sewer but it was pretty easy!

      • Reply

        Jo

        November 4, 2017

        Since I noticed a little time has passed since you posted this, may I ask how you washed your blanket, and if you had any problems in doing so.? Dry cleaning perhaps? Great idea — love the look.

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