We've been in need of a new comforter for an embarrassingly long time. Our lovely cat, Teddy Roosevelt (whom you see here), gets into what we call "night cat" mode and would bound off our old comforter, or run across it like a maniac, and rip open our old (cheap hand-me-down) quilt with his claws. So, we had that torn-up quilt for a long, long time because I really loved it, but it was time for something new (that my cat will also inevitably destroy).
But wow, I am picky and cheap, and that does not not bode well for replacing things in my house. I've been eyeing tasseled blankets that I can definitely not afford or that weren't exactly 100% what I wanted for months and was finally like, whatever, I can make tassels and make this happen.
And then like, 6 more months went by with a bunch of yarn laying around my house and the duvet I bought at IKEA taking up a drawer. So, don't worry, you're not the only person that gets awesome craft idea projects, buys all the things for them, and then stares at the materials for months.
But winter means being inside a lot, and there was a lot of good TV, both of which are great ingredients for tassel-making. So, many months later, this tassel blanket finally happened and I'm so happy because I love it so much, even when it's covered in black cat hair. It's just the right amount of colorful and boho for my house that I like it, but doesn't make my husband feel like he's living in a feminine fantasy world.
I promise it's easy to make, and your home will be ever-so much more eclectic and fun with some yarn tassels to spice it up.