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Great basket of seaweed with DIY colorful tassels

The wicker baskets have established themselves very strongly in the interior design in recent years and this is no coincidence. You can choose among many shapes and colors, they always look nice and natural, they are practical and functional. The wicker baskets are the ideal storage for blankets and pillows, as well as for small things, where you never want to part. They are well suited for indoor use, as well as for the garden or the terrace. Baskets are ideal for combining with home and garden plants than eye-catching planters.

Today we will show you step by step how to turn a boring basket into a real eye-catcher. A few tassels in the right color combination make a real miracle out of the old basket.

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Give the old basket a new face with DIY tassels

Choose the basket and the colors of the tassels in line with the overall look of the room where you want to place your homemade sweetheart. For today’s DIY project, we have chosen the classic color combination of red and blue. Whenever you want to give the basket a new look, decorate it with new tassels or bring back the original look very quickly.

Necessary materials:

  • Wicker basket (made of seagrass, for example)

  • Knitting yarn in the desired color

  • A big needle

  • Cardboard paper (take old cardboard packaging from the basement)

  • Paper clips or colorful tape

  • A medium sized pair of scissors

Instructions in 5 easy steps


  1. step

Our decorative basket has a total of 12 tassels – each 6 pieces of each color. The size of your tassels depends on the dimension of the cardboard paper. And their thickness regulate with the knitting yarn. For our tassels, we wound the thread 70 times. You can make finer or thicker pieces.

  1. step

Put a 25 cm thread through the wound knitting yarn and knot together. Remove the almost finished tassel from the cardboard and tie it with another thread to form a round pompom.

  1. cut

Cut all the threads at the edge of the box until the desired length is reached.

  1. step

Measure the circumference of the basket and divide it by the number of tassels. Expect the distance between all tassels in advance if you are looking for symmetrical optics. Mark these places with the paper clips or with the adhesive tape.

  1. step

Sew your homemade tassels with a thread on the basket. Knot the thread from the inside and cut off the leftovers. Voila! Your souped-up basket with home-made decoration is ready.

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