DIY: Leather and Wood Bead Tassels

July 13, 2016

Tassels will never go out of style so why not create these leather and wood bead tassels in just a few steps.Your tote bag will thank you.

You know how I feel about tassels. I have a love affair with tassels. They are sort of like the modern day version of scrunchies … you can never have too many. So, today I’m doing my duty as a self proclaimed tassel aficionado. I’m bringing you a super easy, very colorful take on tassels. I’ve added a few wood elements to hike up the style factor. These leather and wood bead tassels are the sort of accessory that will get you stopped on the sidewalk by people wondering “where’d you get that?” You could totally lie and say you paid $250 bucks for it because this is the sort of tassel that folks pay big bucks for. But not us…we DIY our tassels, right?! Let’s get started.

Tassels will never go out of style so why not create these leather and wood bead tassels in just a few steps.Your tote bag will thank you.

You’ll need:

  • a large wood bead
  • a small wooden spool
  • paint and foam brushes
  • a stapler
  • a lobster clasp
  • leather glue
  • 2 pieces of 8″ x 4″ fringed leather

In addition to these supplies, you’ll also need:

  • a skewer
  • a thin strip of leather in any color you want

Tassels will never go out of style so why not create these leather and wood bead tassels in just a few steps.Your tote bag will thank you.

Tassels will never go out of style so why not create these leather and wood bead tassels in just a few steps.Your tote bag will thank you.

Paint the wood bead and the wood in any color you wish

Tassels will never go out of style so why not create these leather and wood bead tassels in just a few steps.Your tote bag will thank you.

Loop the leather strip through the lobster clasp

Tassels will never go out of style so why not create these leather and wood bead tassels in just a few steps.Your tote bag will thank you.

Use a skewer to feed the leather strip through the hole in the wood bead and the hole in the wooden spool

Tassels will never go out of style so why not create these leather and wood bead tassels in just a few steps.Your tote bag will thank you.

Using the same technique I showed in  THIS project, staple one of the loose ends onto the inside of the fringed leather. Then add a bead of glue and roll the tassel together

Tassels will never go out of style so why not create these leather and wood bead tassels in just a few steps.Your tote bag will thank you.

Repeat the stapling, gluing and rolling on the second tassel and allow the glue to dry for about 20 minutes.

Tassels will never go out of style so why not create these leather and wood bead tassels in just a few steps.Your tote bag will thank you.

Tassels will never go out of style so why not create these leather and wood bead tassels in just a few steps.Your tote bag will thank you.

Tassels will never go out of style so why not create these leather and wood bead tassels in just a few steps.Your tote bag will thank you.

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4 thoughts on “Leather and Wood Bead Tassels”

  1. This is a great little project, I think that I’ll add this to my list for presents for my fashion conscious friends. Most of the women that I make things for appreciate this kind of accessory. It has also inspired me to think of other leather and bead projects for the winter season too..

    Thanks for sharing!

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