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Four stylish DIY projects with tassels for your home

Take a cue from Peru and incorporate colourful tassels into your decor. These four easy DIY ideas will show you how

Four stylish DIY projects with tassels for your home


Take a plain cushion and give it a fun new look by attaching on-trend mini tassels. Using a needle and thread, we simply sewed 20 colourful tassels, at approximately 8cm intervals, around the piping. This was quick and easy and the end result is so effective.


Great for birthday parties or outdoor entertaining, this plain white cotton tablebloth now has a fun, festive vibe to it. As with the cushion, we simply sewed mini tassels onto the edge of the material, placing them approximately 10cm apart all the way around.


This simple and colourful garland was made in 20 minutes by tying mini tassels onto twine at about 6cm intervals. You can make the garland as long as you want. Use it to add a sense of fun to a child’s bedroom or birthday party.


Using a large darning needle and thread, sew mini tassels around the top of a lampshade, tying off inside the lamp. We used 10 tassels, placed about 8cm apart.

Shop the look

Mini tassels, $3 for 20, from Kmart. Wall painted in Resene ‘Black White’.

1 Navy pillowcase, $3, from The Warehouse. Knitted cushion, $79.99, from Adairs. Sage & Clare blanket, $320, from Shut The Front Door. Llama duvet cover, $179, mini llama pillowcase, $39, from Henry + Co.

2 Jefferson rattan dining chair, $399, from Shut The Front Door. Tablecloth, $12, placemat, $2, plates, $2, glass, $1, glass jug, $3, from Kmart.

3 Llama planter, $10, from The Warehouse. Patti rattan side table, $250, Lola natural chair, $350, Sage & Clare Alicia patchwork cushion, $89, from Shut The Front Door. Aqua cushion, $69.99, from Adairs.

4 Lamp, $22, memo board with letters, $8, Home & Co coloured cup, $3 for 5, from Kmart. Tilly @Home llama decoration, $19.99, from Farmers. All other items stylist’s own.

Words and styling by: Vanessa Nouwens. Photography by: Wendy Fenwick.

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