DIY Tassel Basket

With a toddler who has accumulated an excessive collection of toys, a family who has an obsession with cashmere throw blankets, and a DIYer (that would be me) who purchases way too much yarn, baskets are essential in our family. So when designing our living room with One Kings Lane, stylist Alex Reid was right in bringing in an assortment of woven baskets to serve as functional, yet appealing, storage solutions. But wait. I can’t possibly own baskets without at least one that is covered with happy, little tassels. So in true HonestlyWTF form, I had to incorporate some cha-cha goodness to our newly transformed room.

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You’ll need:

  • a woven basket
  • embroidery floss
  • scissors
  • embroidery needle

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Start by cutting a skein in half – into 2 equal bundles. Pull 8 strands out, 4 from each bundle, and set them aside. Then cut each of the halves in half.

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Take one of the small bundles set it in the middle of one of the loose strands. Tie the bundle, in the middle, into a double knot.

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Fold the bundle in half, take another strand of embroidery floss and tie the top portion off into a double knot.

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Trim the bottom of the tassel but reserve the top strands. You’ve made a tassel! Continue making tassels in different hues and colors.

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Threading the strands of the tassels through the weaves of the basket. You can use an embroidery needle if the basket weaves are too tight.

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Tie into a double knot to secure.

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Alternate the colors and work along the top rim of the basket.

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Continue adding tassels to a second row, alternating the vertical positions.

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Add a third row if your basket is high enough. The more tassels the better, of course!

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Voila! Your tassel basket is done! So fun, right?

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Use it to store throw pillows, toys, or just about anything! And don’t forget to shop the pre-sale I collaborated on with One Kings Lane!

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(tutorial in collaboration with One Kings Lane)

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76 Comments

  1. glamdevils wrote:

    Wow it looks super cute 😀

    xx Mira

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  2. I never knew tassels were so easy to make! and very affordable too. Great DIY!

    Monica – Mocha and Moccasins

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  3. What a great idea!

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  4. How cute and simple is this! Love!

    xo

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  5. How cute! It’s a nice boho addition to any room. I’d probably use it for my office 🙂

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  6. Cute! Looks like something out of Marocco or Tunisia.. I would love it as a pillow conainer, so maybe one of these days it’s DIY again. Thanks for sharing, xxSol

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  7. Prudence Yeo wrote:

    Such a fun DIY project and the tassels are so lovely as decorations for the basket! Thanks for the tutorial!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.wordpress.com

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  8. nico wrote:

    Try it yourself, I can do a little more change on the basis !
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  9. anne wrote:

    Bravo! Very interesting!
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  11. wow, brilliant. love this DYI

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  12. Maya wrote:

    What a great way to beautify and old basket!

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  13. Mun wrote:

    Really cute and easy project 🙂 x

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  14. Mau wrote:

    oooh this is sooo cute!
    And youre pictures are beautiful as always!
    Thanks to keep on giving me so nice ideas
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  15. Ama Ryllis wrote:

    This is so perfectly cute! And tassels are always a great idea!

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  17. Bianca wrote:

    Where did you buy your basket from? I love it!

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  18. Zen wrote:

    Cute basket!

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    you are a great author.I will be sure to bookmark your blog and will come back later on.
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    have a nice morning!

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  20. Super cute!! Love this so much!

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  21. John wrote:

    Very cute, simple, and creative way to decorate a basket. I love the freedom of expressing your self via the ability to pick colors which match your color palate this gives. Looking forward to doing this with my girlfriend.

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  23. Wow, stunning! Will make some of these for my partners upcoming birthday, she will love them – thanks!

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