How to Make This Luxe-Looking Accessory With Hardware Store Finds
Categories: DIY

How to Make This Luxe-Looking Accessory With Hardware Store Finds

Guess what? Those expensive leather tassel accessories you’ve been eyeing recently in fashion magazines and shop displays? You can totally DIY them. Whether it’s a wall decor piece or an accessory for your accessory, I’m a sucker for a good tassel DIY. That’s why I had to find a way to hack this trendy leather tassel. You can make these luxe-looking objects quicker than it takes to make dinner, using materials readily available at your local hardware or craft store. So go ahead, treat yourself and order in while you tackle this project ;)

These tassels are beautiful objects on their own and make a cute addition to your favorite bag.

Show it off every time you whip your keys out.

Materials:

— 4 x 9-inch piece of leather

— copper tube (.75-inch diameter)

— 9-inch piece of cord

— E6000 glue

— 1-inch diameter wood bead

— 1.5 inch keyring

— scissors

— ruler

Get your materials together, and let’s get started!

Instructions:

1. Trim your leather panel down to six and a half inches. Use the remaining scrap to practice cutting fringe.

2. To make the fringe for your tassel, make cuts about three inches long across the entire 4 x 6.5-inch panel about a quarter inch apart.

3. Fold your cord in half, and slip it halfway through the key ring. Take the two ends of your cord and wrap them around the key ring, then slip them through the loop on the other end. Pull both ends tight to create a knot.

4. Slip the wooden bead and copper tube onto the cord.

5. Apply a liberal amount of E6000 on the suede side of your leather panel. Place your cord on one end, and begin tightly rolling the leather panel up.

6. Slip the copper tube over the rolled up leather to test the fit. If it doesn’t fit, trim some leather off and test the fit again. You want a snug fit.

7. Leave the tassel as is or add some color by painting a few swatches of your favorite nail polish onto it!



Trim your leather panel down to six and a half inches. Use the remaining scrap to practice cutting fringe.

To make the fringe for your tassel, make cuts about three inches long across the entire 4 x 6.5-inch panel about a quarter inch apart.

Fold your cord in half, and slip it halfway through the key ring. Take the two ends of your cord and wrap them around the key ring, then slip them through the loop on the other end. Pull both ends tight to create a knot.

Slip the wooden bead and copper tube onto the cord.

Apply a liberal amount of E6000 on the suede side of your leather panel. Place your cord on one end, and begin tightly rolling the leather panel up.

Once you’re finished rolling up the leather, test the fit of the copper around it. If your tassel doesn’t fit in the copper tube, trim a small amount off and test the fit again.

You want a snug fit so the copper tube doesn’t slip off.

That’s all it takes! Leave the materials as they are if you prefer a natural look.

Or add some color with your favorite nail polish! Have fun and experiment with it — you can always use nail polish remover on the copper fitting if you aren’t happy with your design.

These tassels make awesome gifts and are so easy to make.

Add some shine, and instantly upgrade your bag game in no time at all.

What other wedding DIYs are you working on? Show us your project by tagging us on Instagram and using the hashtag #iamcreative!

DIY Production and Styling: Marianne Koo

Photography: Kurt Andre