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 throw [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]
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.
I made my tassels using this easy tutorial by Design Love Fest.
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.
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 😉
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!
So are you ready to give your throw a new look by adding some cute tassels?? Let me know how it goes!
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