Tassels are a big DIY decor trends, from garlands to lighting to pillow projects. You don't need to buy something new to enjoy them though — they're one of the easiest and most affordable ideas out there. Just grab an item that needs pepping up, some yarn, and a pair of scissors and get going.

  1. Tassels are really sweet as mantel garland, as seen here on The Lovely Cupboard.
  2. Decor8 made some super colorful and fun tassels made from extra fabric scraps.
  3. How great is this roller shade with twisted-cord tassel pull from Martha Stewart?
  4. For a bit of sparkle, add some metallic versions to napkins, à la Glitter Guide.
  5. Sick of that boring pendant light over your table? Make it more festive with an array of colorful tassels. From A Subtle Revelry.
  6. And from Martha again, large scale tassels added to a blanket are a great project.
  7. The Plaid Palette sewed up some really graphic stenciled pillows with tassels to finish them off.
  8. Follow Urban Chiqueness's lead and use scrap yarn to decorate a clutch (or keyring).
  9. Get your placemats ready for colorful summer parties with this guide from Design*Sponge.
  10. Show up to housewarming party with a stylish gift: teas towels adorned with baker's twine. From Funkytime.