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DIY // tassel keychain

April 23, 2012

I decided to get real hands on with this project. My key chain needed something other than, well, keys. Enter the DIY side of my brain. I like tassels – they are simple and classic and way easy to make.


Step one: feed the leather strips (about 6 inches long) through the smaller key chain – leave one out for step 6.

Step two: fold the strips over the key chain.

Step three: twist the wire about half an inch below the fold to secure the strips.

Step four: cut the wire.

Step five: not really a step…just what the tassel should currently look like.

Step six: take the extra leather strip and tuck into the wire. Wrap around the tassel to cover the wire.

Step seven: feed the end of the strip through the hole above the wire wrap under the fold.  

Step eight: feed the end of the strip through the wrapped leather. Pull tight to secure it.

Step nine: cut the ends to make all strips even. Attach to the bigger key chain. Viola!

8 Comments leave one →
  1. April 23, 2012 1:07 pm

    Awesome use of a tassel!

  2. April 23, 2012 3:50 pm

    Love this idea! Neon leather strips would make this even more exciting and stylish! Thanks for the DIY

    • April 23, 2012 3:53 pm

      i’m such an earthy color person, i went with the red. but you’re right – neon would be great!

  3. April 24, 2012 8:48 am

    I just discovered your blog and am loving your simple but brilliant DIY ideas. So fun!

  4. Samanta Bakker permalink
    April 24, 2012 9:01 pm

    I love the idea!!! So cute!!!

  5. April 25, 2012 12:30 pm

    Great idea, and just what I need!

  6. Better Than the Day Before permalink
    April 26, 2012 4:41 pm

    SUCH a cute idea! I’m inspired to get crafty now… thanks!


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