DIY Leather Tassel Key Chain

Rainbow of tassles

This DIY is super easy, and cost me $0. I have so much leftover leather from samples I’ve acquired that were to be tossed at the Interior Design Studio I used to work at. What to do with all of that leather? Well my sewing machine isn’t made for more than one layer, so there goes plans to make cute little leather bags… Tassels! The perfect accessory to a bag’s zipper pull or the perfect keychain. Here’s the DIY.

You need:

 A leather piece 6.5″ x 3.5″
Superglue- I like to use the gel kind

Blue tassles step 1

I took my piece of leather and cut 1/4″ slices along it  2/3 of the way up. Cut another little piece 1/4″ thick by 2″ long to hold the key ring.

Blue tassle step 4


Fold the key ring into the small piece, and put a dab of superglue towards the and and pinch shut. Then put the key ring piece on the pain piece (inside) and put some superglue (not too much or it will run) and begin to roll. I put it on as I went along because the leather absorbed the glue.

Blue tassle step 5

Roll it up! Roll it tightly, but make sure you’re keeping the key ring piece square. Don’t put too much superglue on the way end, it will squeeze out, you’ll get it on your fingers, and glue them together. Most likely. Let’s avoid that.

Blue tassle step 6- rubber band

Rubber band that up till it dries.

Pile of tassles

My new pile of tassel key rings! Yes, they will be for sale on Etsy. What else am I supposed to do with all of these?

Happy DIY!


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