DIY Ribbon Tassel Garland

Posted by Dani on October 20, 2016

Make this fun and easy DIY ribbon tassel garland! via

It’s #12MonthsofDIY monthly blogger challenge time again! This month the theme was ribbon, and I got to play with some beautiful ribbon I had been saving. Isn’t it lovely?

Use this ribbon to make and fun and easy ribbon tassel garland via

There’s something about pretty ribbon on a wood spool that makes me drool. And put a bunch of pretty spools into a matching box and I practically swoon!

Use this ribbon to make and fun and easy ribbon tassel garland via

I used some of this ribbon for some special gift wrapping, but wanted to make something a little more lasting with the rest. And who doesn’t need a little more ribbon tassel garland in their life?

Make and fun and easy ribbon tassel garland via

This was a super easy project. Never made a tassel before? Here are the steps:
1. Put on an episode of Orange Is The New Black or any other TV show you need to catch up on
2. Wrap pretty ribbon around a piece of cardboard (mine was 2 ½ inches wide)
3. Pull the ribbon off the cardboard and tie another piece of ribbon near one end to form the top of the tassel. Cut the ribbon on the other end.
4. Voilà – done!

Use this ribbon to make and fun and easy ribbon tassel garland via

To create the garland, I just grabbed some kitchen twine and dropped it into a cup of red food dye and water to give it some colour, and then ran it through the dryer until it was dry. This is because I had my cozy pjs on and didn’t want to put on proper human clothes to run out to the dollar store and get some fancy string. Sometimes my pj wardrobe issue can make me get creative like that.

Make a fun and easy ribbon tassel garland via

Make a fun and easy ribbon tassel garland via

Assembly was pretty easy – I just tied the tassels to the string about 6 inches apart. Done and done!

Sweetness, right?

Make a fun and easy ribbon tassel garland via

It’s been a lot of fun working on these challenges, and getting inspired by my talented blogger friends. I’ve also taken on the personal challenge of only making things that I need or can use. It’s tempting sometimes to just want to make something pretty and take some fun photos for the blog. But I’m taking more of a “Marie Kondo” approach these days, and trying to simplify. If you don’t know who she is, just google The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and you’ll see what I mean. While I haven’t got to the “magic of tidying up” part yet, I’m being pretty disciplined about not adding more stuff I don’t need to my life. And that includes fun crafts! So I’ve been more purposeful in my projects. This one is no exception – the garland is headed to my daughters university dorm room where it will be entwined with some fairy lights and add a touch of mom fun decor to her room.

Make a fun and easy ribbon tassel garland with this beautiful red and silver ribbon via

Don’t forget, you can join in with a ribbon project of your own. We want to see your #OctoberRibbon DIY projects for this #12MonthsofDIY challenge! Our favourite DIY will be featured on all 12 of our Instagram accounts at the end of the month.

Now it’s time to see the rest of the DIY ribbon project ideas from my Canadian blogging friends!

12 amazing ribbon craft projects via

From the top left, they are:

Upcycled Ribbon Cocktail Napkins from PMQ for Two

Faux Greenery Big Satin Bow Grapevine Wreath from Time With Thea

DIY String Art Using Ribbon from Vin’yet Etc.

Shabby Chic Christmas Wrapping Ideas from The DIY Mommy

Ribbon Tassel Keychain from Brooklyn Berry Designs

Make Your Own Advent Calendar with Ribbon from Sustain My Craft Habit

Modern Christmas Wreath from Love Create Celebrate

DIY Gift Tag Ribbon Garland Made With Old Christmas Cards from Woman In Real Life

Hand Painted Ribbon from Fresh Crush

DIY Sunglasses Storage & Display Organizer from Heather in Heels

DIY Ribbon Tassel Garland from Lifeovereasy

Ribbon Wall Hanging from Life Is A Party


12 Responses to “DIY Ribbon Tassel Garland”

  1. I love your approach… and this reminds me I need to purge, but I really try to only make what I need or love for the blog too, I can’t get inspired to just make for the sake of making, not that there is anything wrong with that, all of that to say, I hear you and can relate! My goodness too much coffee this morning, I think so! 😉 This garland is darling beautifully made, like everything you do, I love it! xo

    • Dani says:

      LOL Laurie – I love your comments so much! Feels like we are chatting over coffee 🙂 You make the most amazing projects – I’m sure your home has something gorgeous in every corner. I always look forward to seeing what you cook up next! xo

  2. I love this! The ribbon is so pretty and I adore your idea of dying the twine. I have also been influenced by Marie Kondo in my project this month. We have done lots of purging of stuff but we have a long way to go still.

    • Dani says:

      I think for me the Marie Kondo thing is a LONG road. I hang on to too much, and even when I do purge, I know I have lots more to go. Thanks for visiting!

  3. Thea says:

    I am sure your daughter will love this garland to decorate her room while away at university! Your ribbon collection does look quite fabulous! What a fun project to create!

    • Dani says:

      I had a lot of fun making this garland! I had been saving this ribbon, so this was a great way to put it to use. Thanks for dropping by!

  4. Dannyelle says:

    You know I love tassels and yours look great. Great ribbon project.

  5. such a pretty idea! I’m with you – only projects I can use, or admire or both!:) clutter is anti-imagination for me

  6. Sonja says:

    Those wood spools with ribbon are definitely drool-worthy! And I love how you displayed your tassel garland. So pretty!

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