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How to Make an Easy Yarn Tassel Garland (With a Festive Twist!)

How to Make an Easy Yarn Tassel Garland (With a Festive Twist!)

Are you looking for a more subtle way to decorate for the spooky season? With the help of googly eyes, you can easily convert this colourful yarn tassel garland into a “bootiful” gang of colourful ghost friends. Today you’ll learn how to make this adorable and easy yarn tassel garland in just a few simple steps.


colourful yarn garland with googly eyes

Materials Required:

  • Yarn in different colours
  • Small piece of cardboard
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Small google eyes (we found ours at the dollar store)
  • Cotton twine
  • Paper and a hole punch


process of making yarn tassel garland

Step One: Make The Ghosts

First,  cut a piece of cardboard (around 3.5″ x 6″) and start wrapping your yarn around the cardboard piece 20 times and cut. Additionally, cut two 4″ pieces of yarn and use one to tie a knot on the top side.

With the second yarn strand, tie it 2″ down from the top, and you will create the head of the ghost. Cut the yarn excess and the loops at the bottom with your scissors. Do not forget to give your cute ghosts a good trim, so they are all even. Make as many ghosts in different yarn colours, and let’s add all the details in the next step.

Related: This Easy Halloween Centrepiece Adds a Touch of Ghoulish Glamour to Any Party

Step Two: Add Ghost Details 

Now, grab your hot glue gun and let’s glue two google eyes to the heads. Get creative with spooky expressions!

Related: Terracotta Jack-O-Lanterns Make for the Best Boho Halloween Decor

Step Three: Make The Garland

The last step (finally!) is to tie all your ghost’s heads to a long cotton twine piece to create your garland. Tie down the ends, and voila! Hang your adorable garland in your favourite spot.

Related: The Best Family-Friendly Halloween DIY Projects by Tiffany Pratt

How easy was that? And if you’re still feeling inspired, be sure to check out more of these Halloween ideas.



Images courtesy of Maca Atencio

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