I’m so excited to be back on Lindsay’s blog today sharing a super simple fall project to spruce up your home.
Decorating for fall is one of my absolute favorite things! I love the cooler weather and cozying up your house in response. For me, that means a few pumpkins, wool blankets, and cozy texture.
So, when I started designing my fall mantle, I wanted to bring in some of that fall texture. What better way to do that than with some simple DIY Yarn Garlands?
Start out with some chunky yarn from your local craft store.
There are so many color options, so have fun with a variety! My goal was to go with mainly neutrals in my fall decor this year and really let color from nature (pumpkins, branches, etc.) shine. So, I chose a palette of cream, tan, and gray. I chose the yarn with the nubbiest texture and the thickest weave.
I started out with a simple braided tassel incorporating all three colors.
Braided Tassel Garland
I wanted a chunkier braid, so I started with two equal strands of each yarn color. I tied the ends of each in a knot to keep them together.
I tied the ends of all three doubled strands in a knot and taped it to my workspace. This keeps it in place and allows you to braid the strands easily.
Then, separate your colors and braid away! I love how the braided one turned out. For a chunkier braid, include more strands of each color. I think that would be lovely too!
Knotted Yarn Garland
For an even simpler option, I used all three colors of yarn to create a knotted garland.
This time, I went with only one strand of each color and knotted them together at the top.
Then, I knotted the yarn strands again every six inches or so.
DIY Yarn Tassel Garland
For my third garland, I created some yarn tassels.
I created the tassels by first laying out five equal strands gray yarn.
Well, fairly equal, I should say after looking at that picture. I like the slightly uneven, haphazard look 🙂
Then, double the strands in half.
Bunch the sides together and tie off with a piece of yarn about one inch from the top.
Once you’ve done this, string a piece of yarn through the top of your tassels and hang!
I am loving the texture that these bring into my space! I feel cozier already!
Thanks for having me, Lindsay!