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For our last holiday themed post, I’ll be sharing with you all how I made this Tassel Christmas Tree décor! This one was so quick and easy to make.  I used scrap wood I had around the house and two spools of yarn.  

Step 1: Make the Frame

tassel christmas tree

As I mentioned, I used wood entirely from my scrap wood pile! I had one piece of white wood trim however it wasn’t quite enough to make my entire frame.  Therefore, I had to cut the top and bottom pieces of the frame using unfinished wood trim.  My frame size ended up being 18 1/2 inches x 14 inches.

Step 2: Paint the Wood

While it probably would have make my life easier to go buy another piece of white trim, the other scrap pieces of wood I had on hand were free! So I decided to make them work.  Using spray paint, I painted the two wood trim pieces white.  The only real downside to doing this was the time it took them to dry! 

tassel christmas tree decor

Step 3: Assemble the Frame

Using small nails and a nail gun, I nailed the four frame pieces together.  Next, I nailed the backing into the frame. Now, she was ready for some yarn!

Step 4: Make the Tassels

First, let's cover the basics of making a tassel Christmas tree

Step 4: Make the Tassels.  Making the tassels was beyond simple.  To make a yarn tassel you first have to determine how big the actual tassel needs to be. I had decided I wanted two trees so the size of the tassel depended on the size of the tassel tree! 

To start, let’s cover the basics of making a tassel.  You need to place a small string in between your thumb and your index and middle finger.  This string will hold your tassel together.  Next, you will wrap the yarn around your hand however many times you want.  When you have wrapped to the size you want, you will tie the small string into a knot.  Then, you will cut the tassel in half.  The string will hold it all together! Finally, cut a second piece of yarn and wrap it around the top of your tassel.  Double knot it and let the remaining string fall into your tassel! 

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string tassel

Now, there are two ways to make your tassel size bigger (or smaller).

First, is the size of the object you wrap the yarn around. For my green tree, I wrapped the yarn around my four fingers.  For my smaller white tree, I wrapped the yard around three of my fingers.  The second way to dictate the size of your tassel, is how many times you wrap it! I wrapped my green tree 10 times and my white tree 5.  This ensured my white tree would be slightly smaller than my green tree! 

yarn tassel

Step 5: Add Tree Trunks

Christmas Tree

I used branches that I had cut off my own Christmas Tree to make my tree trunks!  I measured out the correct size, cut the branches and then using my hot glue gun, glued them into place. 

Step 6: Glue the Tree Tassels into Place

When I first started this project, I had wanted to do one large tree.  However, it evolved and I decided I wanted to more than one tree. Using a glue gun, I started with my biggest tree first.  

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Step 7: Decorate

Now this is completely optional.  Since I completed this DIY so close to Christmas, I decided to hold off on the decorations.  The way it looks now, I can leave it up through the winter.  However, next year I plan to add Christmas tree garland and maybe even a Christmas tree skirt! For now though, she’s going to stay plain! 

tassel tree
tassel trees

We’ve really had so much fun sharing all of our holiday DIYs on the blog this past month! We hope we’ve inspired some Christmas décor or even a Christmas gift (or two!).  We are looking forward to getting  back to sharing basic DIY home décor pieces on the site in the new year.  Happy Holidays! 


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Grass Yarn
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Fisherman Yarn
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White Trim
White Hardboard
Tassel Christmas Tree

DIY Tassel Christmas Tree Décor

Build Time 3 hours


  • Glue Gun
  • Nail Gun


  • Yarn
  • Wood Trim white, 1x2
  • White Hardboard
  • Spray Paint (optional)


  • Cut your Frame. 
  • Paint the Wood.
  • Assemble & Nail the Frame
  • Make the Tassels
  • Glue on Tree Trunks. 
  • Glue the Tree Tassels into place.
  • Decorate!
Tassel Christmas Tree
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