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Ikea Hack DIY Tassel Blanket

Loving and living the minimalism lifestyle as a blogger isn’t always easy. I am constantly on the lookout for new projects, crafts & decor, but, at the same time, I want to keep our home bright and airy without buying “things” every time. My motto is “Live Simply” after all. And I mean it. Therefore, I’m trying to change up the decor and use, what I already own. And it is fun! I mean, I do buy the occasional craft supply like hot glue and yarn for example, but hey, instead of getting a new tassel blanket, I up-cycled the Ikea throw we already own. And in this case there was no visit to the shop necessary, because I still had this knitting yarn in my craft closet. Perfect! So check out this fun Ikea Hack DIY Tassel Blanket!

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Ikea Hack DIY Tassel Blanket

What I’ve used:

Ikea Gurli throwΒ [mine is beige, but they don’t sell it in this tone anymore, only in gray, which I also own and love. I used the beige throw for this project, because the gray yarn did not match the gray throw and I liked the contrast of beige and gray better]

gray or gray gradient knitting wool yarn [similar hereΒ or gray here]

sewing yarn and needle

The knitting yarn I have used is a gradient gray knitting wool I bought a while back and I just love the different shades of it. It really makes for a nice nordic boho look on this blanket.

Ikea Hack DIY Tassel Blanket kreativk.net


I made my tassels using this easy tutorial by Design Love Fest.


Ikea Hack DIY Tassel Blanket kreativk.net


When all the tassels were ready, I placed the ends of my throw on our dining room table and measured where to sew on the tassels. I had 12 in total, so I put 6 on each end, spreading them out evenly more or less. Doesn’t have to be exact.


Ikea Hack DIY Tassel Blanket kreativk.net


Using needle and thread, I quickly sewed on the tassels by hand in a few stitches. I used double the yarn to give it extra hold, when it needs to go in the washer. I have not washed it after adding the tassels, so I cannot say if they lasted, but I am planning on washing it on gentle and air dry. Fingers crossed!

Sorry for the poor lighting… this happened late Saturday night πŸ˜‰

Ikea Hack DIY Tassel Blanket kreativk.net


And this is how it looks right now on our sofa…. it actually adds to the little nordic boho vibe that I have going on there and I love it!


Ikea Hack DIY Tassel Blanket


Ikea Hack DIY Tassel Blanket



Ikea Hack DIY Tassel Blanket kreativk.net


Ikea Hack DIY Tassel Blanket kreativk.net


So are you ready to give your throw a new look by adding some cute tassels?? Let me know how it goes!


more tassel projects:

No Sew Tassel Rope Basket


Wooden Bead Garland With Tassels From A Back Massager

how to make a wooden bead garland using a back massager kreativk.net


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  • Sandra L Garth
    17/02/2018 at 20:42

    You definitely nailed the boho vibe and it’s very pretty. I admire your tenacity with sticking to minimalism. I, on the other hand, can’t resist a clearance sale or a trip to the thrift store. Guess, I’ll really have to get serious about it. Thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story, and have a great weekend.

    • Katrin
      18/02/2018 at 20:54

      Thank you Sandra. I just love seeing my stash getting smaller, but I have to admit, I also love to thrift and oh don’t remind me of clearance, haha!

  • Debrashoppeno5
    08/02/2018 at 02:45

    This is such a nice way to make an old blanket look new again. I like the idea of updating what you already have.

    • Katrin
      11/02/2018 at 20:27

      Thank you so much Debra!

  • Mary Kalpos
    07/02/2018 at 18:34

    Aww this is adorable. I think everything looks better with Tassels Katrin. Now I want to do this too, but I have no small blankets like that.

    • Katrin
      11/02/2018 at 20:25

      Aw Thank you Mary, I appreciate it!

  • Pili
    07/02/2018 at 18:03

    What a beautiful throw, tassels add charm to anything! I like your sense of minimalist, it’s airy but not cold.

    • Katrin
      11/02/2018 at 20:25

      They do, I love tassels! Thank you so much Pili!

  • Keri Roberts
    05/02/2018 at 22:56

    Katrin, I love how you used what you had to make a lovely throw. The yarn tassels look wonderful on the throw. Beautiful upcycle!

    • Katrin
      11/02/2018 at 20:23

      Aw Thanks Keri!

  • Christine Vandormolen
    05/02/2018 at 19:13

    How do you think all this stuff up all the time???? LUVVVVVVVV IT

    • Katrin
      05/02/2018 at 20:41

      πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Du bist so lieb Christine, Danke Dir πŸ™‚ <3

  • Ardith
    05/02/2018 at 16:55

    It’s perfect, Katrin. I love those different tones of grey tassels.

    • Katrin
      05/02/2018 at 20:41

      Aw Thank you Ardith, SO happy you like it <3

  • Julia - Vintage with Laces
    05/02/2018 at 16:52

    What a great idea, Katrin!I love the look you achieved with the tassels. The gray yarn was a wonderful choice and the blanket looks so stylish now.
    Have a wonderful week! πŸ™‚

    • Katrin
      05/02/2018 at 20:35

      Danke Liebe Julia, I appreciate it and I do love the yarn too, it really brings out that boho feeling, doesn’t it??

  • sharon
    05/02/2018 at 15:32

    I want to go to Ikea just to buy this throw to make it! Beautiful!

    • Katrin
      05/02/2018 at 20:34

      Oh I am so happy you like it Sharon! Thank you so much for visiting πŸ™‚

  • Michelle Leslie
    05/02/2018 at 12:49

    You are quite literally in a class of your own Katrin. I don’t think I’ve ever seen something you’ve made that isn’t simply gorgeous and so easy to do too. You just have that magic touch. Love how your tassel blanket turned out

    • Katrin
      05/02/2018 at 20:34

      You are the sweetest and Thank you for being so sweet! <3 I just don't have the time for anything huge right now, so these little "projects" have to do! πŸ˜‰

  • Marjan Hoebeke-Pfaff
    05/02/2018 at 07:32

    If you ask me… A minimalistic lifestyle and a visit to IKEA do not really go well together, or do they? Love the tassels!

    • Katrin
      05/02/2018 at 20:32

      Ha! It is quite the challenge Marjan, but these blankets have moved continents with us, they’re old, so I consider that a success! At least this time I didn’t need to go purchase anything to make something new to me… let’s see how far I go, lol!