Sunday, July 22, 2012

DIY Tassel Belt

Wearing a belt is a great way to add dimension, cinch in your waist, and can often times change the whole look of your outfit completely.  I wanted to take my look one step further by adding some stylish leather tassels and decided to do it myself!  This is an incredibly easy, affordable, and quick project that definitely adds a lot of unique style.  Here's how I did it!

I started off with some leather I purchased at the craft store, fabric scissors, and gold chain and jump rings I had left over from this project.  I also used crazy glue and pliers.

For each tassel, I used leather measuring about 3 by 5 1/2 inches.  Leaving about a half inch on top, I cut the bottom of the leather to create a fringe effect.  In my opinion, the fringe looks better if the strips are very thin, but the width of the strips is really up to you. 

When you finish cutting the length of the leather, it's time to start creating the tassel.  Start by folding a thin strip of leather in half, securing it at the bottom with some crazy glue to create a loop.  Glue this loop to one end of your the leather above the fringe.
Start to roll the leather over your loop, applying crazy glue along the top half inch as you go and making sure to keep a straight top edge.  
Continue this method until the entire tassel has been rolled and glued up. Here are my two tassels all ready to go!
Using pliers, I attached either end of the gold chain to the two tassels, fastening with jump rings.
And that's it, you're done!  I wrapped the tassel chain around a belt I already owned for an easy, affordable, and unique way to add more style and class to my outfit.  These tassels are a really great touch to make a plain belt more interesting.  But you don't have to stop there!  Leather comes in countless colors and these tassels can dress up just about anything--a few more options include adding them to the outside of your handbag, creating a cute, fashionable keychain, or wearing one as a necklace...the possibilities are endless! :) 

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  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog:) New follower...really cute stuff!!!

  2. Ooo, thanks for sharing this. Pinning it now! I can apply this to my sewing. Very a pair and a spare-ish.

    love the nail details btw. so fun!


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