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DIY Framed Yarn Christmas Tassel Tree

Need a little craft project for Christmas? This Tassel Tree is an adorable DIY project with a little bohemian flair. You can make this project your own by using different colored yarn and a frame!

I love a good craft project, especially around the holidays. I saw a similar craft like this one on Pinterest, and I knew it would be the perfect way to use up leftover yarn! 

The best thing about this festive little DIY is it can be done in about 30 minutes with supplies you already have around the house!

Christmas tree tassel art on shelf with small Christmas tree and O Holy Night frame

The boho flair is a little different than our typical farmhouse Christmas decor, but we loved the way this project turned out!

I used an old wooden sign we had laying around that one of the kids colored on. I’m a big fan of upcycling old things for a fresh look – like I did with our vintage Christmas Village – so when I found the sign, I knew it would be perfect for this project!

Christmas Tree Tassel Tutorial

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Before picture of a

Supplies to make a framed tassel tree decoration with yarn:

  • Yarn (any color will do!)
  • Scissors
  • Scrap cardboard
  • Rapid Fuse glue
  • Thrifted sign or frame (a shadow box would work here too!)
  • White Paint
  • Sponge brush

How to make this craft your own

The great thing about this project is that it can be customized to any size or color you want! I used a 8 x 10 inch frame with 10 tassels about 2 to 3 inches in size. But, you could use a larger or smaller frame and customize your tassels accordingly. 

Feel free to use multi-colored yarn, different colors, textures, etc. There’s no wrong way to complete this craft.

White frame with green yarn tassels in shape of Christmas tree

You could also…

  • Use more yarn for fuller tassels
  • Use a different shaped frame
  • Create more tassels for a larger Christmas tree
  • Use fabric or peel and stick wallpaper for the background instead of painting

I can see kids really getting into this project, too. They could create their own unique Christmas tree for their room in their desired colors!

This is a great project for filling in those holes where you just need a little something to fill the space without diving into a larger Christmas wall décor project, like these canvases.

Painting a sign white with sponge brush

Step 1. Paint the frame.

One of the kids decided to start their own DIY project and color all over this sign with a blue marker.

Instead of tossing the sign altogether, I decided to paint right over it with a coat of white acrylic paint. It was the perfect size for this project!

You can really use any wooden sign for this project. Check out your local thrift store if you don’t have something on hand!

You can also use a fabric background, like burlap, or paint the frame another color. If you wanted to give your boho tree a more elevated look, you could even stain a piece of plywood and place it in the frame.

Collage showing the steps of making little yarn tassels with text overlay that says how to make mini yarn tassels

Step 2. Make the tassels.

I wanted to use tassels that were about 2-3 inches long. I knew that size would be an ideal length to fill up the frame area. For an 8 x 10 inch frame, you will need to make 10 tree tassels.

Here’s how you make the mini yarn tassels:

  • Measure the yarn to the desired length. To make this easy and efficient, I used a 2-3 inch piece of cardboard and wrapped the yarn about 5 times around the cardboard. By doing this, I could ensure that all of the yarn pieces would be exactly the same in length.
  • When your yarn is wrapped around the cardboard, cut the yarn on one end in one place so you are left with five 2-3 inch pieces of yarn. Gather the 5 pieces of yarn and tie them together in the center with another piece of yarn.
  • Then, fold the bunch of yarn in half and tie another piece of yarn near the top to create a “knot”. Trim any excess from the ties and even out the bottom of the tassel frays so they are all the same length.
  • Repeat for the remaining tassels. 
Small green Christmas tree tassel in woman's hand
Gluing small green Christmas tree tassel with Rapid Fuse glue

Step 3. Glue the tassels to the frame.

When all of your tassels are created, you can begin gluing them to your frame.

Beginning at the bottom of the frame, apply a small amount of Rapid Fuse glue to the “knot” of the tassel.

Then, press the tassel on the frame and apply pressure until the glue adheres (30 seconds) the tassel to the frame. 

Applying small green Christmas tree tassels to frame

To make your tassels into a tree shape, start with one row of four tassels at the bottom of the frame, then the second row with three tassels, third row with two tassels, and finally, the fourth row with one tassel for the top of the tree.

Now, your bohemian-style Christmas tree is ready to be shown off to all of your guests. 

Small green Christmas tree tassels glued to frame with glue

This is a little different from our usual Christmas décor, but we really loved how easy it was to create!

Small green Christmas tree tassels in frame
Bookshelf with Christmas decorations in living room

Doesn’t it look so cute styled on our living room shelves?! If you need help learning how to decorate shelves, you’ll love this article!

Christmas tree tassel art with small Christmas tree and O Holy Night frame

Grab a thrifted wooden frame and yarn and make this adorable boho tassel tree to add to your Christmas decor this year!

Cute white frame with mini green tassels made out of yarn sitting on a shelf with text overlay that says learn how to DIY it and boho tassel tree

Where would you put this boho Christmas tassel tree in your home?

Let us know in the comments below!

How To Make A DIY Framed Yarn Christmas Tassel Tree

How To Make A DIY Framed Yarn Christmas Tassel Tree

Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

The best thing about this festive little DIY framed yarn Christmas tassel tree is it can be done in about 30 minutes with supplies you already have around the house!

Materials

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Scrap cardboard
  • Paint brush

Instructions

  1. Paint the frame.
  2. Make yarn tassels. See notes below for more detailed instructions on tassels.
  3. Glue tassels to the frame with Rapid Fuse glue in a tree shape.t

Notes

Here’s how you make the mini yarn tassels:

  • Measure the yarn to the desired length. To make this easy and efficient, I used a 2-3 inch piece of cardboard and wrapped the yarn about 5 times around the cardboard. By doing this, I could ensure that all of the yarn pieces would be exactly the same in length.
  • When your yarn is wrapped around the cardboard, cut the yarn on one end in one place so you are left with five 2-3 inch pieces of yarn. Gather the 5 pieces of yarn and tie them together in the center with another piece of yarn.
  • Then, fold the bunch of yarn in half and tie another piece of yarn near the top to create a “knot”. Trim any excess from the ties and even out the bottom of the tassel frays so they are all the same length.
  • Repeat for the remaining tassels. 

2 thoughts on “DIY Framed Yarn Christmas Tassel Tree

  1. Yes, we too had a fabulous Christmas, in spite of the pandemic. Happy to know that you and your family did to.
    I love this cute idea/diy. Gotta make this for next year’s Christmas

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