Good morning friends! I was carrying around my big Aldo purse the other day and realized how boring it was; so I came home and found a DIY for these cute tassels and decided to make them while adding my own twist.
The original post I read was from Brit&co. I hope you enjoy making these as much as I did!
You will need:
- leather or vinyl sheets (I bought a mixed remnant pack at Michael’s)
- closures, clasps or key chain ring
- acrylic paint & brushes (only for the painted look)
- ruler & pencil
- hot glue gun
Step 1: Measure and cut the pieces of leather (I made mine 8×5″, with some scraps I made them slightly smaller)
Step 2 (For the painted look): On the smooth side, paint random shapes/designs with a variety of complementary colours and wait for them to dry.
Step 3: Turn leather over and draw one line across the top of the leather 1.5 cm down. Then draw the fringe lines, about 0.5cm wide, all the way across the leather. I was going to measure each line, but found it was pretty easy to eye ball it (and much faster). Then use a scissors to cut up the fringe lines stopping at the top pencil line.
When cutting the last 2 strips, you can cut them right off the leather (passing the top line). One will be used to attach the tassel to the clasp and the other will finish off the edge.
Step 4: Thread one of the strips you cut off through the clasp and trim it to the desired length (about 1 cm). Using a hot glue gun, glue the clasp to one edge of the leather. Once that is done, keep gluing along the top line in small sections, rolling the leather up until it is all done.
Step 5: Take the other leather piece and wrap it around the top edge of the tassel. Line the strip end up with the tassel seam and glue each end trimming it to size. You’re done! Clip it to your keys, purse or put it on the outside of a gift bag. You now have a super trendy tassel 🙂
By purchasing the remnant leather package and discount coupons for Michaels, we made these for around 2$ each. I have also seen leather and vinyl in sheets at the fabric store.
Feel free to share your recreations with us #basicbloggerss or tag us on any social media @basicbloggerss. I will talk to you next week!