Bernat Rainbow Tassel Garland

Rainbows make everything better and this fall garland is sure to put a smile on your face every single time you see it!

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of JOANN.

I teamed up with JOANN to teach you how to make a wooden ball, pompom and tassel garland with this step-by-step tutorial and it may just be the most fun I’ve had in a long time!! Isn’t this Bernat velvet yarn dreamy??

I’m not much of a knitter or a crocheter, but I’m always drawn to the yarn aisle whenever I visit JOANN, and somehow I’ve accumulated quite the stash of yarn over the years. When I saw this velvet Bernat yarn I just couldn’t pass it up. It’s silky smooth and comes in the prettiest color palette.

This project was a great way to use up some of my yarn stash, and I just adore the cheerful color palette that’s perfect for transitioning into the fall.

Supplies

Let’s get started!

How to Make a Tassel

Wrap the yarn around a 18 inch wide piece of cardboard maintaining the same amount of tension the entire time.

Wrap the yarn around the cardboard about 20-30 times. Keep in mind that the final tassel will be double the thickness.

Wiggle the yarn off of the edge of the cardboard so it’s laying flat on the table in front of you.

Cut both sides of the yarn to create a pile of strings.

You should now have a large pile of evenly cut yarn. Use one of the pieces to tie a knot around the center of the bundle.

Using both hands, grab the raw edges of the bundle and bring them together.

Tie a string around the tassel about 1.5″ from the top.

Holding the tassel in one hand, cut off the excess yarn to even the ends of the tassel. Trim off the top strings of the tassel.

If your yarn is wrinkled, hover an iron with plenty of steam over it and smooth out any wrinkles.

Repeat this process until you have a variety of different colored tassels.

String all of the tassels onto a long piece of yarn and set aside.

How to Make a Pom Pom

Wrap the yarn around a 4 inch wide piece of cardboard maintaining the same amount of tension the entire time.

Wiggle the yarn off of the edge of the cardboard so it’s laying flat on the table in front of you.

Cut both sides of the yarn to create a pile of strings.

You should now have a large pile of evenly cut yarn. Use one of the pieces to tie a knot around the center of the bundle.

Trim the pom pom to even yarn on all sides and shape it into a ball.

How to Make a Garland

Thread a needle with a long piece (about 40″) of jute cord and insert the tip of the needle into the middle of the pom pom or tassel, pushing it completely through. Add a wooden ball or two in between each pom pom or tassel.

Repeat this process until all of the tassels and pom poms have been strung. 

Hang the garlands together for a fun rainbow fall statement piece. 

I can’t wait to see what you make with this tutorial! The possible variations on this tutorial are endless! 

Save yourself a trip to the store and grab all of the supplies for this project online from JOANN!

37 thoughts on “Bernat Rainbow Tassel Garland”

  1. How do you dismiss the ad on your pictures? It’s taking up 1/3 of the pic on my device so I can’t see all your supplies or demonstration. Might just be my device but it’s annoying and I don’t see a way to close it.

  2. Love it! will definitely try this one out. Unfortunately we do not have a Joann Store here, but I believe I have some yarn left while I check their online store.
    Thanks for sharing!!

  3. This is so cute! I’ve tried to use velvet yarn in the past to make tassels and pom poms, but I’ve found they continue to “shed” the fluff after the yarn has been cut. Any suggestions? Thanks!

  4. I absolutely love this craft! It’s real easy and can seriously spruce up anything! Birthday party? Make it into a banner! Kids bedroom? Hang it with some twinkle lights! Boring gift without a bow? Wrap it around the gift! The possibilities are endless!

  5. I would never have thought to make a garland from yarn, but I will be now. I see a trip to JoAnn is my future. Thank you.

  6. I’m obsessed with Bernat yarn! I used the same technique to add pom poms to some hats I knitted for gifts. I used the chunky Bernat & they came out great. My kitty loves them too so I made a bunch.

  7. My sisters and I made tons of pom poms as tweens. Reading this tutorial brought it all back. I’m going to share it with my tween to do it with her friends! ❤️

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