DIY // boho tassel picnic blanket

One of my very favorite summer activities has got to be picnicking. They’re free, involve being outside, eating yummy food, and spending time with friends. Seriously, how can you top that? This summer, I took my picnic style up a notch with this super cute boho picnic blanket DIY with dip-dyed tassels. The best part is that it’s made out of a few things you could find at any hardware or craft store!

Celebrate summer with the perfect DIY boho picnic blanket with dip-dyed yarn tassels! Head to jojotastic.com for the full tutorial and more easy projects.

Tools

  • scissors
  • gloves
  • plastic containter

Materials

Celebrate summer with the perfect DIY boho picnic blanket with dip-dyed yarn tassels! Head to jojotastic.com for the full tutorial and more easy projects.

Start by making a simple tassel. Wrap your undyed yarn around a small notebook or piece of cardboard 20-30 times, until it’s your desired thickness, then slip it off and cut the bottom. Tie tightly near the top and trim the ends. For more detailed instructions, check out our post on making mini-tassels here.

Celebrate summer with the perfect DIY boho picnic blanket with dip-dyed yarn tassels! Head to jojotastic.com for the full tutorial and more easy projects.

This is the simplest dip dye ever. Just add a teaspoon of navy dye to about a cup of water and stir until dissolved. Then dip in your tassels however far you’d like, leaving the ends in longer so there’s a slight gradation. Hang over newspaper to catch drips and allow to dry completely. I love how these turned out with a slight tinge of purple near the top!

Celebrate summer with the perfect DIY boho picnic blanket with dip-dyed yarn tassels! Head to jojotastic.com for the full tutorial and more easy projects.

Finally, create a fun corner pattern with your denim ribbon and attach to the drop cloth with tacky glue. Finish with a tassel on each corner. A heavy duty glue holds it pretty well, but afterwards I went in with needle and thread and re-attached them so that my picnic blanket would last for many summer to come.

The up side of using a painter’s drop cloth instead of canvas yardage is that is already comes sewn to size and most feature a plastic backing that is perfect for keeping dewy grass from getting your picnic dress wet. This also makes for a really fun handmade gift!

Celebrate summer with the perfect DIY boho picnic blanket with dip-dyed yarn tassels! Head to jojotastic.com for the full tutorial and more easy projects.

Get even more inspiration for your summertime picnics here!

images by Meghan Klein

project and styling by Material Delight.

Leave a comment and let us know what you think of this boho tassel picnic blanket tutorial! And if you make one, be sure to post a photo and tag @jojotastic on Instagram so we can see.

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  1. 8.9.16
    joanna said:

    glad you like the post!