DIY Chunky Handbag Tassels
Sometimes, your favorite handbag just needs a little something extra. When that moment arises, I tend to get filled with that ole' 'do it yourself' spirit. These fun handbag tassels are the perfect fix! They are easy to make and the method is extremely versatile.
I suggest making a cluster of three tassels in different colors to add a bit of pop to your outfit, but one chunky tassel looks great too! I also suggest a nice thick yarn, but if you want something a little less flashy, use a yarn that is a bit thinner. The options are endless!
Check out how I styled this cute accessory here!
- Embrodiary Thread (optional)
- Jump Rings
NOTE: When purchasing supplies, I like to look for a keyring in a nice metal finish (gold is my favorite!). I also like to opt for a keyring that already has a few jump rings attached. This keeps you from having to purchase separate jump rings and ensures that both metal pieces will be the same finish.
If you do purchase a keyring that includes jump rings, simply remove a few from the chain before you begin, as shown above.
1. Begin by wrapping yarn around a book of moderate size, starting your first loop and ending your last loop on the same side. Wrap 15 to 20 times, depending on the desired thickness of your tassel and the thickness of your yarn. Cut the yarn from the rest of the ball.
2. Thread a separate piece of yarn (or enbrodary thread) through the top of the tassel (the side of the tassel that has no ends) and tie a knot.
3. Thread one of your jump rings onto this piece of thread, and tie tightly, securing the jump ring in place. Remove the yarn from the book.
4. Set the book aside. Using another piece of yarn, tie off the top of your tassel, creating the tassel shape we are all accustomed to. Work the ends of this thread into the tassel.
5. After your tassel is complete, cut the loops of the end of the tassel and trim the ends to a uniform length.
6. Attach this tassel to your key ring using pliers. Repeat as may times as desired, until you have a cluster of tassels to hang from your favorite handbag.
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To see how I styled this simple DIY, click here!