How to Style Tassels: 5 Ideas, Plus How to Make Your Own

by Redeux_style

I want to share some easy ways to style tassels in your home. Tassels are those cute little decorations that can add a touch of charm to just about anything, and I'm excited to show you how to incorporate them into your space.

Decorative tassels

Some people believe that hanging a tassel on a doorknob can bring protection and good fortune – how cool is that?

You can easily find decorative tassels at thrift stores or online, and they're super easy to attach to your curtains. Just tie them back, and you're good to go!

Adding a tassel to a liquor bottle

1. Liquor Bottle Decor

I decorate liquor bottles for serving with jewelry or tassels to dress up the presentation of the bottle at parties. They elevate your party decor.

Adding a tassel to a lamp

2. Lamp Decor

Another fun way to use tassels is to add them to your lamps. I love mixing different decor styles in my home, and adding tassels to a lamp is a fun way to add a boho twist to your space.

You can find tassels in all sorts of colors and styles, so you can easily find ones that match your decor. Attach them to the lampshade or base using hot glue, and you've got a unique and stylish lamp!

Adding tassel trim to a thrifted basket

3. Thrifted Basket Makeover

Have an old, broken basket lying around? Don't toss it – give it a makeover with some tassels! Start by removing any hardware and lightly sanding the basket.

Painting the basket

Then, give it a coat of paint in your favorite color.

Applying tassel trim with a hot glue gun

Once the paint is dry, use a hot glue gun to attach thrifted tassel trim around the top edge of the basket.

DIY tassel basket

It's a simple and affordable way to breathe new life into an old piece of decor.

4. DIY Tassels

Can't find the perfect tassels for your project? No problem – you can make your own! All you need is some yarn and a few basic supplies.

Wrapping the yarn around a book

Wrap the yarn around a book.

Tying the tassel off at the top

Tie it off at the top once you’ve achieved the desired thickness, then slide the tassel off the book.

Tying the top to create the shape

Tie off the top once again, to create a yarn-ghost shape.

How to make a tassel
Cutting through the bottom of the tassel

Cut through the bottom to create your tassel.

Attaching the tassel to decor
Throw blanket with a tassel

Then, attach them to the edge of a throw blanket using a needle and thread.

It's a fun and customizable way to add a personal touch to your decor.

5. Wall Art

Finally, consider using tassels as wall art.

Making tassels as wall art

I recently helped a friend's daughter makeover her room, and we added colorful tassels to the wall behind her bed.

It's a simple and affordable way to add color and personality to any space. Just string the tassels onto some yarn or twine and hang them up using hooks or nails.

How to style tassels

Learning how to style tassels in your home is a fun and creative way to add personality and charm to your space. Whether you're using them as curtain tiebacks, lamp decor, or DIY wall art, there are endless possibilities for incorporating tassels into your decor. Share the ways you use tassels in the comments below.

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  • Marlene Marlene on Mar 21, 2024
    I like the idea of adding a tassel to lamps. Good ideas here.