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DIY Tassel Basket Planter

May 23, 2016 By Kara Whitten
DIY Tassel Basket Planter

Hey everyone! It’s Kara from A Kailo Chic Life. I am currently loving the tassel trend, so when I was given an open choice for my blog post this month, I knew just what I wanted to try. Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores currently have the cutest dipped baskets and while I love them as-is I knew a few added tassels would turn one into an awesome planter basket.

Tassel Basket Planter
Tassel Basket Planter

The tassels are so easy to make, you can finish this whole tutorial in about an hour!
(Or maybe a bit longer if you want to take snack breaks/cupcake breaks/margarita breaks)

The Supplies:

Escape to Paradise Basket
Embroidery Floss in an asssortment of colors
8 mm Gold Jump Rings
Scissors, Pliers, and a hot glue gun

Tassel Basket Planter

First up: making the tassels! Using embroidery floss makes the whole process pretty simple. Remove the paper from the floss, then cut off a 6″ long piece from one end and tie this around the center of the looped embroidery floss.

Tassel Basket Planter

Use your scissors to cut through the loops on each end of the embroidery floss.

Tassel Basket Planter

The final step is to wrap the top about 1/4″ below the tie. I wanted a gold accent, so I used jump rings to wrap around the tassel. Make sure you pinch and secure the jump rings around the tassel so they won’t slip off.

Tassel Basket Planter

Now just repeat, repeat, repeat….

Tassel Basket Planter

Once you have all your tassels done, thread the tie piece through the basket and secure by gluing the tie to the basket on the inside.

Tassel Basket Planter

Work your way around the basket gluing the tassels on about 1/2″ apart. Then place your water collecting dish and planter inside. It’s a hot, fresh planter!

Tassel Basket Planter

Tassel Basket Planter

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If you are interested in even more colorful craft and DIY ideas, be sure to head on over to A Kailo Chic Life.

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