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.
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.
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 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.
This part is fairly self-explanatory. Simply apply the tacky glue on the top 1” section.
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.
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.
You could wear these tassels on your purse, backpack, or even add it to your key ring with your house key!