Each month I team up with my blogging friends and share a craft project with you made from supplies I have been
hoarding collecting. We call it the Craft Room De-Stash Challenge. Today I am showing you how to DIY tassel throw pillows.
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I am loving the new Hearth & Hand line at Target from Joanna Gaines. There are so many fun and decorative pieces available but when I saw the knit tassel throw pillows I had a light bulb moment on how to DIY tassel throw pillows of my own.
Yes, a true DIY’er falls in love with an inspiration piece and then says “I can make that myself”. Especially when that particular item is NO LONGER AVAILABLE! Yes, I can’t find it on the Target website anymore so I am determined to make it myself.
I’ve kind of, sort of been addicted to making pom pom garland and knew that I could make my own interpretation of the knit tassel throw pillows by using the same technique as the pom pom maker.
How to DIY Tassel Throw Pillows
Coincidentally, I picked up a pair of white knit throw pillows at the thrift store for $5 but if you don’t have knit throw pillows you could use an old sweater or knit blanket to make your own slipcovers. Or you could just use a regular throw pillow you already have sitting on your couch.
Once you settle on the type of throw pillows you would like to use you need a piece of scrap wood or a book to make the tassels.
If you would rather make pom poms for your pillow you MUST get a set of these pom pom makers. They are very inexpensive on Amazon and you will be cranking out pom poms like a factory.
For my throw pillows I used a piece of wood that was 5 inches wide and I wrapped the yarn around the wood to make my tassels. You can make them however big you want to make them. That’s the beauty of being a DIY’er.
Once the tassels were completed I attached them to the corners of my knit throw pillows and that was it. With some inspiration and minimal craft skills, my DIY tassel throw pillows are jazzed up and a cute accent in my living room.
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I love those tassles! Thank you for the advice on making them. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
Visiting from the de stash challenge
I’ve got to get me one of those Pom Pom makers! I keep forgetting, but don’t we all love the cutesy look of them? I know I sure do. Thanks for the nudge.
This is such a cute project and so easy. Especially if you luck out like you did and found the perfect pillow. Looks so good.
Yes, I did luck out in finding the pillows.
Nice upgrade to a pillow that has got a bit boring. Thanks for sharing!
Yes, my thrifted, boring pillows got jazzed up.
I have a bunch of leftover yarn and a pillow that is just dying for some tassels! Thanks for the tutorial!
I suddenly have a request from my daughter to make her a pillow with lots of tassels around the edge. Oh boy! 🙂
Oh love this idea! I bet they are addicting like pom poms. Such a great update!
I did a blanket, while back, with pom poms. Now I need to do tassles. Love it.
What a great idea!! Especially when you weren’t able to find the pillows that you liked anymore!! Love the tassels on the pillows and can’t wait to try this!!
I love your tassel pillows and that you found the sweater pillows at the thrift store. What a great way to take something thrifted and giving it a new lease on life.
Love your DIY tassel throw pillow. The color of your tassels appeals to me too. pinned
Such an fun way to add some flair to your pillows! I see things all the time & think – I can make that! Sometimes I just need more making time : D
Denise, I can’t tell you how often I saw something gorgeous and decided to save the comes in extra handy, when you are willing to buy, but the item is out of stock! I made a gazillion pom poms in my life but not one tassel, yet. Thank you for this easy tutorial.
Those look so professional! I would never have dreamed they were DIY thrift store pillows! Pinned!
These are awesome! I’ve got to give these a go so I can stop buying luxury decorative throw pillows!
I’m always seeing pillows I want to make, I really need to make one with tassels now. Pinned!
You will be addicted to making tassels. You’ve been warned. 🙂
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