College Try - Cozy Edition

Welcome back to another episode of college try! This is the series where we DIY things that are easy enough to DIY in your dorm room! That means no tools, limited space, and super easy DIYs!

DIY TASSEL PENDANT LIGHT

WHAT YOU’LL NEED…

To get started, grab a scrap piece of cardboard. You can get this from the recycling room! Go ahead and cut a small rectangle out of the cardboard and add two slits to the top of the card. Start by grabbing your yarn and put it through one of the slits at the top of the card. Go ahead and wrap it around the piece of cardboard about 15 times. When you’re done with that, go ahead and add the end of the yarn in the second slit you made earlier. Trim off the rest of your yarn. Go ahead and cut two new pieces out of the yarn (about 5 inches in length) and slide it under your yarn, and tie it to the top of your yarn bundle. Then, go ahead and cut the other ends of your yarn out of the cardboard. Then, tie the second piece of yarn an inch or so down from the top of your tassel.

 

Repeat this a BUNCH of times. The next step is to add them to your floral rings. Go ahead and tie them all around both rings. Don’t worry if they’re uneven right now, we’re going to give them a haircut later.

Time to attach the rings together. We are going to hang the smaller ring under the larger ring using more string. Go ahead and cut three even pieces of yarn, about ten inches in length. Go ahead and tie these pieces in four even places around the ring.

Place your bigger ring on something that can lift it up but also give you access to the bottom of the ring (we used two paint cans). Next, tie your smaller ring to your bigger ring using the pieces of yard from earlier.

Next, time to add the light socket. We grabbed a simple white cord light. We tied four more strings to the top ring this time, then tied these strings to the cord. Feel free to adjust where the bulb hangs by pulling the tied pieces of strings up the wire and hot glueing into place. You can wrap some more yarn around the hot glue to hide it. Time to give it a haircut! Trim any tassels that look uneven!

Go ahead and hang this with a strong sticky hook!

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TASSEL COZY THROW BLANKET

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

Go ahead and make some large and small tassels. Grab a scrap piece of cardboard. You can get this from the recycling room! Go ahead and cut a small rectangle out of the cardboard and add two slits to the top of the card. Start by grabbing your yarn and put it through one of the slits at the top of the card. Go ahead and wrap it around the piece of cardboard about 15 times. When you’re done with that, go ahead and add the end of the yarn in the second slit you made earlier. Trim off the rest of your yarn. Go ahead and cut two new pieces out of the yarn (about 5 inches in length) and slide it under your yarn, and tie it to the top of your yarn bundle. Then, go ahead and cut the other ends of your yarn out of the cardboard. Then, tie the second piece of yarn an inch or so down from the top of your tassel.

Once you’re done with your tassels - go ahead and thread them onto your blanket using the wide head needle and tie the yarn into a knot. We added a few around the edges of the blanket.

Next, we are going to take some speckled yarn and create a line detail on the front of the blanket. Thread your yarn onto the wide head needle, start threading a line onto your blanket. Our blanket had a couple of layers of thread on it, so we are only going to be threading through the top few layers of the blanket. We created a really pretty running stitch effect. We decided to create a triangular pattern over our blanket. After we were done doing this, we added our smaller tassels to the points of the triangular pattern, and added a few into the middle of the design as well!

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And that’s it! This looks super cute and super cozy!

 

RAINBOW WALL DECOR

WHAT YOU’LL NEED…

Start by bending the wire in a curved rainbow shape. Repeat this, making the shape smaller and smaller so that you have five bent pieces of wire, each smaller than the one before it. Hot tip! Use a coat hanger to make this project even cheaper! The next step is to wrap your yarn around the wire. Don’t be afraid to wrap the yarn around itself to make it extra thick. Add a different colour of yarn for each piece of wire. Feel free to use hot glue to keep the wire in place.

Once you are done wrapping, go ahead and attach the shapes together using a little bit of hot glue on the inside edge of each curve. Stack the shapes from largest to smallest. Looks great! Time to add some tassels.

Make the tassels the same as we did before, except this time we are going to tie the knot on the top of the tassel loosely, so that we are able to untie it after we add the second tie to the middle of the tassle. This removal of the first top knot will allow for the tassel to look fuller and more like a cute little cloud! Go ahead and glue these tassels to the front bottom of the rainbow and you are done!

You can add a piece of yarn to the back to hang it, or you can lean it anywhere you’d like!

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