The No-Sew DIY Tassel Blanket You'll Want To Keep Out All Year Round
May 1, 2016
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I'm the kind of person who's cold all the time. Hence, why summer is the season of pure happiness for me. So naturally, this DIY Abby crafted for her recent TODAY Show segment is right up my alley—and bonus, it's the cutest throw I've ever seen. Who wouldn't want to snuggle up with this cutie on a chilly spring day? Get the details below!
From Abby, a TODAY Show Tastemaker... In New England, Spring still means a little bit of chill in the air so it's nice to have throw blankets around the house. We updated a plain white blanket with some bright pink tassels using something called Stitch Witchery, which is basically just an iron on adhesive. So simple, so perfect for the season.

Materials

Striped or solid blanket (we got ours from Ikea)
Embroidery thread or yarn
A piece of cardboard
3/4" - 1" ribbon
1/2" stitch witchery (no-sew hemming tape)

instructions



Make your tassels. Choosing thread or yarn: yarn is more casual and poufy, embroidery thread is more elegant and light. Cut a piece of cardboard to the size you want your tassel to be and wrap yarn several times around the cardboard as thick as you want your tassel to be. Loop a smaller piece of yarn into the wrapped cardboard section and tie it off at the top. Cut the yarn at the bottom section of the cardboard. Finish off each tassel by wrapping and tying a small piece of yarn around the top of your tassel. Trim the ends of your tassels if they are uneven.



Find a trim or ribbon that will serve as the edging and conceal where the tassel is attached to the blanket.



Use hot glue to reinforce the tassel to the blanket, then lay the stitch witchery on top of the tassels lining the edge of the blanket.



Then add the trim on top of the stitch witchery and with iron on med/high press down for about 20 seconds to bond the trim and tassels to the blanket.

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