DIY Leather Tassel Keyring

DIY Leather Tassel Keyring

DIY Leather Tassel Keyring

This is a little DIY I’ve been dreaming up for a while, but I had a hard time deciding on the simplest way to make it happen. I’m pretty sure I figured it out, so this one is as easy as can be! If you want to make one (or seven, like I did because I just couldn’t stop), gather your materials:

  • leather (or faux!)
  • scissors
  • pen
  • ruler
  • super glue
  • key ring
  • clip
  • rubber band

Start by cutting two strips of leather — one that measures 3″ by 1/4″, and one that measures 10″ by 3 1/2″.

Fold the smaller strip in half, through the keyring. Apply glue to the ends of the strip and affix them to each other. Hold with a clip until they’re dry.

DIY Leather Tassel Keyring

Cut 1/4″ fringe into the other piece of leather. Leave a 3/4″ strip uncut on one long side.

DIY Leather Tassel Keyring

Starting at one end, apply glue and affix the short strip with the keyring.

DIY Leather Tassel Keyring

Begin rolling the fringed piece tightly around the smaller strip, applying glue approximately every inch or so.

DIY Leather Tassel Keyring

Glue the end of the fringed strip down onto itself. Secure with a rubber band until the glue is dry.

DIY Leather Tassel Keyring

DIY Leather Tassel Keyring

That’s it! So simple, right? And I love how put-together and expensive it looks. I had a little fun experimenting with different lengths and sizes, so feel free to mix it up! And this little guy is now part of my daily essentials. Have fun! xoxo

DIY Leather Tassel Keyring

DIY Leather Tassel Keyring

  1. These would make a great bridal shower gift one day because they truly do look expensive!! =) Beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing!!! =)

  2. Amazing! Love how professional this looks! Makes searching for keys all that more glamorous!

    x Elena @ Randomly Happy

  3. Rachel on said:

    Love this! It would help me find my keys in my purse – ha. I can never grab onto them. I’m going to have to make a few of these.

  4. BWA on said:

    Whoa.. love it. I really want to do this one. Great gift item.

  5. Kristina B on said:

    Is the superglue really strong? Do you find it soaks through and doesn’t hold or…?

    • chelsea on said:

      I experimented with superglue, Liquid Nails, and Gorilla Glue, and for me the superglue worked the best. It didn’t soak through the leather and so far my tassel has held up perfectly — I’ve been carrying my keys on it for a few weeks now.

      • Kristina B on said:

        I can’t wait to try it out!

  6. Thrifty Kinda Mom on said:

    I love this great idea. I have some old pieces of leather from a real cow hide i had left over from a project two years ago. I can make key chains with it and have enough to give away as gifts.

  7. somesmallchange on said:

    Thank you so much for a lovely tute.

    I will make these tomorrow.

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  9. Charlotte on said:

    Thanks for the tutorial! I just actually tried to make a tassle the other day but it didn’t quite owrk…your tutorial is so much better! Lol x

  10. Liora on said:

    Do you have any suggestions where to buy leather

    • chelsea on said:

      Hi Liora,
      Most fabric stores would have at least some faux leather that you might be able to work with. More extensive fabric shops would probably have the real stuff, and you can probably get online and do a search for an actual leather shop near your town. Good luck!

    • Liora on said:

      Thanks Chelsea! Can’t wait to make one… Or a couple 🙂

  11. Uyen on said:

    Love this idea. It’s so dainty and cute!

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  14. Eveline on said:

    Seems easy and looks great. Thank you for sharing!

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  16. martine on said:

    Merci pour le tuto, vraiment bien expliqué.

  17. Vanessa on said:

    Obrigada pelo tutorial! Eu acabei de fazer um chaveiro seguinte este tutorial! Deu certo! Gosto muito do seu site!

    • chelsea on said:

      Muito obrigada Vanessa! (Did I say that right?)

  18. Caila on said:

    Thank you so much for an awesome tutorial! I love playing with leather scraps. 🙂 I just used this on the zipper pull of my newest purse tutorial and will link to you when the post goes live. Thanks a bunch!

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  23. Bobbie Jedinak on said:

    i just love this idea. We have a Dr appointment, and will be head to JoAnn’ right after to buy some leather, and make a bunch, for my family.
    Thank you.

  24. Bobbie Jedinak on said:

    Love, love, love it. Thank you for sharing.

  25. Janet on said:

    Thank you so much for this! I LOVE fringe – who cares that most folks think I’m stuck in the 60’s! This project has endless applications, both retro and current.

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