Stitched Tassel Coil Basket Makeovers

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It’s that time again! Time for the Thrift Store Upcycle Challenge! This time I found a cylindrical woven coil basket made from some type of natural fiber. Possibly African or Native American made, the jury is still out on this one. The other basket is a pretty popular one made from cording and is zig zag stitched with teal thread.

I knew right away the tall cylindrical basket needed some fun tassels, but the teal cording basket had me stumped. After much contemplating, I decided instead of painting the basket, I would play around with yarn to make a fun pattern.

I saw a corded basket similar to this one from Anthropolgie some time back that had white stitching. I added black and blue stitching to give it that great color pop! Both of these baskets are super easy to recreate. Here’s how I made them!

Coil Tassel Basket

Supplies:

  • Embroidery Floss: Dark Green, Light Green,  Pale Green, Peach, Bright Orange
  • Sharp Scissors
  • Large Eye Carpet Needle

Instructions:

Start by making the tassels. One skien of embroidery floss makes two tassels.

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Tie two ends of the embroidery floss skein with a 7-inch piece of embroidery floss.

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Tie off each end tied end with a small piece of matching floss.

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Trim the center of the floss to separate the tassels. Trim tassel to the desired length.

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Thread one end of the tassel string through a large carpet needle.

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Thread both ends through the basket and tie in a knot on the inside. Repeat around the basket making each tassel the same width and height apart.

Stitched Coil Basket

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Supplies:

  • Thin Yarn: White, Blue, Thick Yarn: Black, White
  • Sharp Scissors
  • Large Eye Carpet Needle
  • Floral Wire

Instructions:

The easiest way to thread yarn through a needle is to fold a small piece of floral wire across the yarn.

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Stitched Tassel Coil Basket Makeovers 40Put the ends of the wire through the eye of the needle and pull the yarn through it.

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Start stitching the thin white yarn in a zig zag pattern around 1.5 inches apart. Repeat the yarn going around the basket 3 times. Tie off the knots on the inside of the basket.

To make the tassels:

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Using a long piece of yarn put the needle through the basket 3 times. Leave the yarn slack and do not pull all of it through the basket. Create three loops of yarn.

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Tie and knot a small piece of yarn around the top section of the loops.

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Trim the ends. Repeat going around the basket.

Stitch the thick black yarn on top of the white zig-zag stitch. Stitch the thin blue yarn, thick white yarn, and thick blue yarn as a border to the top of the basket. Tie all knots on the inside of the basket.

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I hope you liked my boho basket makeovers! Of course, my favorite is the tall tassel basket. The colors are so fun and funky! I have it on my entryway table for a little pop of color when you walk into the door! The stitched basket has a new home in my powder room!

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  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
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9 Comments

  1. 6.27.17

    I love how you added tassels to the container! Oh my gosh! So cute! I also love the colors you selected for them.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  2. 6.26.17
    Lora said:

    Loooovvvvveee these! This has been on my to-do list for a while, and seeing your projects may have just bumped it up a bit!! Pinning & sharing!

  3. 6.26.17

    What a smart way to update baskets! I need to get busy making some tassels, I have never made a single one! Yours are always so pretty!

  4. 6.24.17

    What a fun way to update these baskets. They are so cute.

  5. 6.23.17

    These baskets are so cute now, I love the tassles, and how easy it was to make them perfectly with your little trick. The larger basket is awesome too, it made me look at one I have wondering if that would help jazz it up a bit :)

  6. 6.23.17

    This is so fun. I would have never thought to add tassels to baskets. You are so creative.

  7. 6.22.17
    Kim said:

    Stop it!! I had no idea tassels would be tbat simple, and both of your containers are go-jus!!!

    • 6.22.17
      Kim said:

      Thanks so much! Glad you liked them and yes you can make small tassel super quick that way.
      Kim

  8. 6.22.17

    I absolutely love the tassels–they are so much fun! Great tutorial also, I never knew that making tassels could be so simple :)