Easy Tassel DIY

A few days ago, I was hit with an extreme urge to make crafts. I headed over to Pinterest to check out some new DIYs and found hundreds of tassel keychain and tassel jewelry how-to ideas. By far, the easiest and quickest tassel DIY to make is a keychain. I simplified the process into step-by-step photos, so that if you want to make this project, it’ll be easy to follow along.

What-you-need

For this project you’ll need: tacky glue or fabric glue, scissors, a pen, a ruler, and fabric. I used tan and rust colored suede, and also a Pendleton printed wool. I’d suggest using thicker, more sturdy fabric as opposed to cotton or linen, which tends to be more flimsy.

Make-markings

Cut your fabric into a 4” by 6” piece. Using a ruler and pen, measure and mark a one inch section at the top. Then, make markings every ¼ inch along the bottom.

Cut-the-fringe

Cut vertically along the ¼ inch markings to create the fringe. Instead of cutting the last inch into fringe, cut it out of the rectangle and set it aside to use as a tab later.

Add-glue

This part is fairly self-explanatory. Simply apply the tacky glue on the top 1” section.

Add-tab-and-roll-tassel

To create the tab at the top, take the square you set aside and cut it in half vertically, then fold it over and glue, so it resembles a loop. Then, glue the loop on the edge of the fabric and begin to roll your tassel.

Finished-tassels

While my first tassel was drying, I made a few more, repeating all of the above steps. Once all the glue dries, take a single binder ring and slide the tassels on to create a keychain.

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You could wear these tassels on your purse, backpack, or even add it to your key ring with your house key!

xoxo,

Clare

{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Alyssa, BP. Blogger November 22, 2013, 10:19 am

    Such a cute idea (:

  • Clare, BP. Blogger November 22, 2013, 11:16 am

    Thanks alyssa! 🙂

  • Katie Lee November 26, 2013, 9:41 pm

    This is perfect – so inspired to make this for work peeps as Christmas gifts! Thanks again Nordstrom!! Love you, God Bless your family this holiday season Nordstrom brothers.

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