Trendy Tuesday: DIY Leather Tassel Keychain

Happy Tuesday!

With all this graduation madness happening, I thought that a cute grad gift DIY was in order! All my friends are beginning to move their tassels to the other side of their graduation cap, so thought a cute tassel keychain would be the perfect remembrance of this momentous occasion. With graduation looming for us Cal Poly seniors, I have been racking my brain about grad gifts for my roommates… then I reminded myself that homemade gifts are always the answer! And lets face it… I love me some leather!

KEYCHAIN

Supplies:

– Leather strips and scraps (suede or vinyl work as well!)

– Fabric scissors

– Fabric glue

– Key rings

– Pencil that is fabric friendly ( I used a norma pencil but white works too!)

– Binder clip or clip of some sort

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Ok, first step is to cut fabric scraps into four parts:

– 3/4-1inch x 8-9inch (1)

– 1/2 x 8-9 inch (2)

– one skinny piece of leather about 5 inches in length

* could also use yard or burlap string for desired look

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I like the more rough looking leather strips if you couldn’t tell :)

Next, evenly measure out about 3-4 inches on both sides of all three pieces

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Now, create hash marks about 1/4 apart across all three pieces of leather and cut away!

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Then, stack the two small pieces on top of each other… then place in the middle of the largest piece

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Next, fold both sides of the large piece to the middle and secure with the fabric glue

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Now, slide your keyring through the gathered piece of leather and then fold in half

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Finally, wrap the thin piece of leather around the top of the tassel to secure the fold

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* This step can also be replaced by string or fun yarn to give the tassel some personality! I decided to tie a little knot at the top to follow the rough edges of the tassels!

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Hope your grad enjoys their keychain, reminicent of the traditional tassel OR if you are without a grad, bust out one of these awesome leather tassels and spruce up your keychain!

xx Brittany

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