I’m so excited to share these Boho Baskets because they turned out so much better than I even planned! I wanted some baskets for my bedroom but I wanted them to be as cheap as I could possibly manage. So I bought some basic black ones from Home Bargains and planned to fancy them up.
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Here are all the supplies I used. The basket, like I said was from Home Bargains and cost just £3.49, the wool was from my stash, and I already had some fabric glue. The ribbon came from a local haberdashery for £1.15 a metre but I’ve found the same ribbon on Etsy for £1.79 a metre. I had three baskets and I used 4 metres of ribbon.
I used the fabric glue to stick the ribbon along the top edge of the basket, making sure that the join finished at the back.
Once the ribbon was fixed I started on the tassel. You need a piece of card roughly the width of the finished tassel length you’re after. Wrap your wool around and around until you have what will make a good sized tassel.
Cut a length of wool (long enough to fix your tassel to your basket) and tie it tight at one end. Cut the other end and you will have the tassel above.
Using another length of wool tie it around the tassel about a cm down like above. At this point I was debating on using the same wool or a black wool to wind around the tassel so I put a poll on my Intsa stories. The black won but then I had another idea.
I bound the top of the tassel with the same colour wool and then used black wool to make a contrasting criss cross pattern, mirroring the pattern on the ribbon.
Where and how you attach the tassel will depend on what type of basket you are using but for mine I fixed it so it would hang from the handle. I cut two small slits into the lining, threaded the wool through and tied it on.
Final step was to trim the end of the tassel so it was straight and didn’t hang lower than the bottom edge of the basket.
I couldn’t resist taking a picture of the finished boho baskets next to one I’d not done yet. The difference is amazing and I love them!! Take a look.
What do you think? They easily look like the kind of basket you could pay £20 for in a shop, I already had the glue and wool so it only cost me £15.07 for all three!
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