Pull out the Sharpies, class ~ I have an eye-catching quick craft for you ~ a Leather Tassel Key Ring.
I have a thing for tassels ever since seeing Gone With the Wind. This may be a bit over the top but those tassels...amazing! Fast forward to now ~ a few months ago I made some Leather Feather Earrings from a leather scrap and I really liked how they turned out. I had more leather so it was time to make another craft.
Easy-to-Make Leather Tassel Key Ring
Leather Scrap ~ a 7 inch by 5 inch square Key Ring ~ you can buy these but I recycled one from an old key ring that had broken
Ruler E-6000 or other glue that can be used on leather
Sharpie to mark the back of the leather
Sharpie to add detail 1. My scrap was irregularly shaped so I needed to square it up. I used my ruler to cut a 7" x 5" piece of leather. 2. Make a line 1 inch down from the top. This will be the point where your fringing will stop. 3. Cut even strips of fringe ¼ inch wide up to the red line on the back. Determine which end you will start to roll. This will be your core and cut off 1 fringe to use for attaching your tassel to the key ring. 4. Key ring attachment (above) ~ cut this down to 3 inches in length. 5. Center your attachment piece on your key ring. 6. Use the E-6000 to attach the key ring to the inner end of your fringed piece. Add glue across the top ~ above the red line but centered. You don't want the glue squirting out onto your finished key ring. Now start to roll. 7. Keep the rolling nice and snug. 8. I used binder clips to hold the upper glued-end in place until it was secure. 9. So here you have it ~ the finished Leather Tassel Key Ring....but it needed something more. 10. My key ring seemed a bit bland so I pulled out my Gold Sharpie ~ the same one I used to highlight the gilded gold honeycomb on my white pitcher a few weeks ago. 11. I added two lines to the top of the key ring and I think it sets it off perfectly!
So...are you a tassel lover as well? I'd love to hear about your favorite way to decorate or use tassels...or Sharpies. 😉
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