DIY Tassel Bunting Garland
In recent years, tassel bunting garland has become a staple in the craft and decor world. This classic garland style is especially wonderful for adding a charming rustic vibe to any event or party. If you’re looking for decor that is inexpensive and easy to transport, consider whipping up your very own triangle bunting garland. This project is simple, sweet, and ideal for beginner and expert crafters alike. It also provides another way to incorporate your wedding’s colors and themes into the celebration. Fabric scraps from past projects or existing wedding decor can also be used for this DIY, which can be made as long or as short as necessary. Once finished, hang it along chairs at the ceremony or above tables at the reception. It would look especially darling draped over a fence, deck, or set of stairs. The possibilities are endless with this one!
- Fabric scraps
- Floral lace trim
- Embroidery thread
- Cotton ribbon or twill tape
- Hot glue gun
- Fabric scissors
For this version, we used burlap and turquoise shirt fabric scraps. Lace, denim, and cotton are all great options. Your best bet is to use fabric that does not fray too much. While the frayed edges can add a rustic touch, too much fraying may create an undesirable look. Don’t be afraid to experiment with smaller scraps of fabric before taking on the real thing.
Embroidery thread is extremely inexpensive and can be found at most craft stores. For about 30 to 40 cents per skein, you can create two tassels out of one skein. Keep this in mind when shopping for embroidery thread so you can determine how many skeins you’ll need.
Step 1: Cut the fabric scraps into triangles. To ensure that the triangles are uniform in size and shape, use the first triangle as a template. You can also create a pattern using cardboard or paper scraps. If you need additional guidance, feel free to trace the template onto the fabric using chalk or a pencil.
Step 2: Cut each skein of embroidery thread in half. Each skein yields two separate tassels.
Step 3: Remove a single thread from one bunch of thread (left). Tightly tie this thread around the top of the bunch (right). You should tie this strand 1/2 inch below the folded, non-raw edge of the tassel. The raw edges should be at the opposite end.
Step 4: Once the top of the tassel is tied and secured, cut away the excess thread. At this point, you can also trim the tassel in order to achieve your desired tassel length. The tassels can be as long or as short as you’d like.
Step 5: Glue the cotton ribbon or twill tape along the short edge of each fabric triangle. Remember to glue on the back side of each triangle. A little glue goes a long way—you won’t need much. This project looks best if the triangles are glued at equal intervals, so take note of the space between each piece. Next, glue the tassels to the bottom tip of each triangle. Again, adhere them to the back side of the fabric.
Step 6: For additional embellishment possibilities, cut apart floral lace trim. A single flower can be adhered to some or all of the fabric triangles. This is an easy way to bring in a more traditional wedding vibe on a unique garland. Of course, the potential for embellishing doesn’t stop there. You can add rhinestones, fabric flowers, wood pieces, or flat-back pearls. Choose materials and colors that fit the style and theme of your wedding. Remember, it’s totally up to you!