Easy Homemade DIY Tassel Keychain

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It’s back to school and back into the swing of things, but weekends can be long so we want to share a fun DIY project for you to do with your kiddos!. This is a great project for all ages and one of our favorites at Gathered Goods. You can find faux leather at Joanns, Michaels or if you have a Tandy Leather near you, we love them too! 

You will need:

  • 8 X 12 piece of leather

  • Key ring

  • Scissors or rotary cutter, mat and guide

  • E6000 glue

  • Paint and paintbrush

This is a great project to do with all ages, you don't have to paint the leather. Be sure to keep a close eye on your kiddos when they are cutting of course!

Step 1. 

Starting with a 8 x 12" piece of leather, choose your paint and make your fun design on your leather. Set aside and let dry.

Step 2. 

Cut 1/4 inch off the side so now you have an 8 X 11 piece of painted leather. Set that aside, that will be your loop connecting the keychain to the leather. 

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Step 3. 

Lay your rectangle length ways. Measure down 1/2 inch on the top and draw a line. This is where you will cut UP to. This is your stop line. 

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Step 4. 

Begin cutting, start on the right and cut up the leather until you reach your stop line. Move over 1/4 of and inch and do the same. If you are using a rotary cutter and mat you don't have to mark this out, but if you are using scissors it is a good idea to mark your lines ahead of time. 

Step 5.

Now that your tassel is cut, take the 1/4 piece you cut off in step 2. and loop it through the metal keychain. Leave it sticking up a 1/4 of an inch or so, put a dab of e6000 on the bottom and pinch it together. Pit it on the left side with more e6000 and start rolling your tassel adding more e6000 as you go. 

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