DIY Tassels

I feel like I felt when chevron came into my life - elated, confused by my passion, and obsessed! What could possibly make me feel this way? Tassels, my friends. Tassels. Tassels are absolutely one of the best DIY projects ever because they can be used for so many purposes.

Try DIY tassels for garlands, key chains, party favors, gift toppers, place cards, jewelry, shoes, handbags. Hang tassels from chandeliers, large ones on dining chairs, from the roof, from the rafters, from your rear-view mirror! Need I go on? I wanted to share my passion in the form of these leather DIY tassels that I'm using as a key chain and giving as gifts as a hostess gift and 0ne to a friend just because she loves tassels too.

Here's what you need to make your own DIY Tassels:

  • Realeather brand leather strips in a metallic leather. I picked up gold, silver, bronze and gun metal for $6.99 each (4"x9") and you can get 2-4 tassels from each piece.
  • Leather ribbon or lacing
  • Metal swivel hook or key chain ring for a more cost effective route.
  • Scissors or rotary blade
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • And other findings and notions you'd like to add. Small nails or brads, ribbon, crystals and more.
Here's how you'll make your own DIY Tassels: Start by setting up you work station and plug in your glue gun. Now cut your leather to approx 4" wide by whatever length you like. Use your rotary blade or scissors to cut thin strips of leather leaving approx. 1/2 inch of in tact leather at the top. DON'T CUT ALL THE WAY UP AND THROUGH. Now cut a small tab of leather lacing, loop it through your swivel hook or key chain ring and glue closed at the bottom. Place your lacing tab at the top of your leather fringe and dab a bit of glue to secure. Now, add a bit more glue and begin rolling your tassel adding more glue as you go to secure the layers to one another. Finish with a bit of glue. Take more lacing and glue a few layers around the top to add visual interest. Nail in a brad to finish. Et voila! You have a tassel too! diy tasselsdiy leather tassels

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