I’d love to show you today how to make these gorgeous tassel flowers from leftover yarn or wool. The prototype was a birthday present from my 4-year-old god-daughter. As were these butterflies.
I am absolutely convinced that you are having some yarn leftovers in your home. Come, on now. Admit it already! 😉
Don’t fret, you’re definitely not alone.
Not only do I have leftover yarn from previous crocheting projects like these most adorable baby flip flops or this newborn hat. No, I also have leftovers from other people, I’ve bought in the thrift store. I simply can’t resist when I stumble over a great color or fun texture. And they only cost a view Cents.
Also, being the crafty lady in my circle of friends means that whenever someone declutters their home and wants to get rid of craft supplies, they hand it over to me (as happened with the ball of green yarn in the picture below).
Luckily there is the Craft Room De-Stash Challenge from my friend Megan from C’mon, Get Crafty that makes me regularly use up my treasures. As an extra BONUS I get to show you a new craft, too.
Supplies to make Tassel Flowers
I am almost convinced that you have all of these “ingredients” in your home:
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Not only do I have a lot of wool at home, I also have several packs of pipe cleaners. As of after this craft, I’ve officially used up all the green ones. Ha! How’s that for a result of a de-stash challenge, eh?
Hot To Make Tassel Flowers
If you prefer watching a step by step video tutorial, scroll way down to the end of this post.
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Preparing your Tool
Making the Blossom for your Tassel Flower
If you are using an extra thin yarn like I did, I recommend wrapping the yarn around your fork around a 100 times. See the yellow dandelion tassel flower in the image below? That were around 30 or 40 loops.
The more often you’ll wrap the yarn around the fork, the fuller your blossom.
Twist the short end of your pipe cleaner around the long one. This way you are starting to create the stem.
You can see these two steps very clearly in the video tutorial at the end of this post.
Bring one end of your green yarn around the blossom part and tye one knot.
Pull your yarn blossom carefully from the fork.
Tighten your first knot and make a second one.
If you’ve made a very thick blossom, it’s best to squish the pipe cleaner together with two fingers at the very base of your blossom. Again, you can see this very clearly in the video at the end of this post.
Making your Flower’s Base
Start wrapping the long end of your green yarn around the base of your flower going downwards. Fasten off with a knot and cut the ends close to the stem.
I think that the flower in the photo below looks like Mr. Dandelion, don’t you think?
Using your scissors you’ll be cutting the blossom open now. Meaning that you insert the scissors between the loops and cut them open.
Lastly, you can give your flowers a little haircut by trimming the strands of yarn that are slightly too long.
Using various colors makes for a fun little bouquet, don’t you think?
If you were to use only yellow and white, you’d end up having a bunch of Dandelions!
You can learn how to make these darling paper butterflies here.
Now go see if you can do even more crafts with what you already have at home. My blogging friends will provide you further down with some great inspiration!
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Video Tutorial: How to Make Tassel Flowers