Updated 2/24/2020: This post shows How to Customize a Decorative Tassel.

I love to “guild the lily” as much as the next DIYer, and tassels are an easy way to do just that. There are lots of guides on the web for making your own tassels. However, you can tweak a simple store bought tassel to get a fun and custom look you will love just as much as a high-end tassel with a high-end price tag, and with less effort and time than making your own. Here’s a guide for How to Customize a Decorative Tassel.

Colorful Living Room
Update Store Bought Tassel Curtain Tie Backs

If you’re an avid DIYer, check out these easy to follow DIY posts: Customize Store Bought Drapes   or Update a Inexpensive Shelf Unit for a High-End Marble and Brass Look

Gather these items before you begin your tassel project:

  • ready made tassel – got mine from JoAnn’s Craft Store
  • custom trim – also from JoAnn’s Craft Store
  • glue gun and glue sticks – available at ALL craft stores
  • scissors
  • measuring tape
Tassle without the hastle
Customize your curtain tassel

How to Customize a Decorative Tassel

  1. Measure the circumference to decide where you want to add glam.
  2. Add hot glue sparingly and carefully to avoid a messy look
  3. Find an item in your home to “guild” and tie on your tassel.
Easy DIY Custom-Look Tassle Tie Back
Easy DIY Custom Tie-Back Tassel
Tassel Curtain Tie Backs
Easy DIY Tassel Curtain Tie Backs

If your tassel is not a tie back, and thus doesn’t have the long cord, you can attach the tassel with ribbon. If the tie will not show, you can use chenille sticks. Be creative.

Blue and White
Customize Store Bought Tassels

Just stroll the trim aisle of your favorite craft store and find some inspiration. You’re not limited to pom poms and tassels. Here are some examples of tassels I’ve enhanced with trim.

Vintage Articulated Chinoiserie Lamp
Add trim to customize a tassel
DIY Tassel Curtain Tie Back
Add Trim and Pom Poms to Customize a Tassel

Are you motivated, yet? I know you can do this!. There must be a lamp, newel post, candle stick, ginger jar, or pair of curtains that needs a little galamorizing. (Next week, I will write a post on how to use tassels around the house). Who knows, maybe this simple project will be the one that activates your inner DIY DNA.

Enjoy Today!

Love y’all,

Lori Nell

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