Easy-to-Make Leather Tassel Key Ring with Gold Trim

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Pull out the Sharpies, class ~ I have an eye-catching quick craft for  you ~ a Leather Tassel Key Ring.

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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-Tassel-Key-Ring Supplies Needed Cupcakes-and-Crinoline #leather #tassel #keyring Supplies needed:  

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

Rotary cutter

Ruler E-6000 or other glue that can be used on leather

Sharpie to mark the back of the leather

Sharpie to add detail  Leather-Tassel-Key-ring Square-off-your-Leather #leather #tassel #keyring Cupcakes-and-crinoline  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. Leather-Tassel-Keyring_MG_5942  2.  Make a line 1 inch down from the top.  This will be the point where your fringing will stop. Leather-Tassel-Key-Ring cupcakes-and-crinoline #Leather #Tassel #Keyring 3.  Cut even strips of fringe 1/4 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. Leather-Tassel-Keyring_MG_5947 4.  Key ring attachment (above)  ~ cut this down to 3 inches in length. Leather-Tassel-Keyring_MG_5952  5.  Center your attachment piece on your key ring. Leather-Tassel-Keyring_MG_5954 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. Leather-Tassel-Keyring_MG_5956 7. Keep the rolling nice and snug. Leather-Tassel-Keyring_MG_5957 8.  I used binder clips to hold the upper glued-end in place until it was secure.   Leather-Tassel-Keyring_MG_5976 9.  So here you have it ~ the finished Leather Tassel Key Ring….but it needed something more. Leather-Tassel-Key-ring cupcakes-and-crinoline how-to 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. Leather-Tassel-Key-Ring-made-with-scrap-leather-and-a-sharpie #Leather #Tassel #Sharpie #Crafts cupcakes-and-crinoline 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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Comments

  1. What a great project! Love how it turned out. And I am digging your new banner and look. Congrats on the remodel! xoxo
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  2. Such a cute idea! I’ll give it a try! The tassel key ring turned out great! Love the leather feather earrings too!

  3. LOVE this! Pinned! Life to the full! Melissa
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  4. What a beautiful key ring! I need something like that too, I keep taking my husbands keys by mistake – ooops – thanks Mary Beth!
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    • You’re welcome, Heather. We keep all of our keys on a set of hooks and now I always know which one is mine. Plus it’s easy to find in my purse.

  5. I love this! Pinned! Thanks for being part of our party. I hope you will swing by on Monday at 7 pm and party with us. We love having you. http://LOULOUGIRLS.BLOGSPOT.COM/
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls
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    • Thank you so much, Kimberly! I’ll be back to your party this week (I am sooooo hoping to have something to share!). Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. How creative!
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