DIY Suede Tassels

Dress up your home with these gorgeous and easy to make DIY Suede Tassels!

DIY Suede Tassels ... a fun and easy DIY home decor project that will add a touch of luxury to your space! | Hello Little Home

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Are you a craft supply hoarder? I am, for sure. I’ve been holding onto a piece of blue suede for years, waiting for just the right project.

Well, I found it! I decided to create some DIY Suede Tassels to dress up my living room lamps, and that pieces of blue suede I was hoarding was the perfect material.

DIY Suede Tassels ... a fun and easy DIY home decor project that will add a touch of luxury to your space! | Hello Little HomeThese DIY Suede Tassels turned out even better than I had hoped! The blue and gold is so pretty together, and they look luxurious hanging from my lamps. Best of all, they were super easy to make.

DIY Suede Tassels ... a fun and easy DIY home decor project that will add a touch of luxury to your space! | Hello Little HomeWant to make your own DIY Suede Tassels?

DIY Suede Tassels: Supplies | Hello Little HomeHere’s what you’ll need:

Start by painting the bead, using the gold paint and brush. When you are finished, set the bead aside to dry.

Tip: Push the bead onto the end of a pen, so you can paint around it easily.

DIY Suede Tassels: Painting the Bead | Hello Little HomeNext, cut out a 3 x 4-inch piece of suede.

On the back side of the suede, draw a line 1/2-inch from the edge of the long side. Then, measure and draw lines 1/4-inch wide, starting at the bottom of the piece and ending at the 1/2-inch line. This will be your fringe.

Using your scissors, cut along the fringe lines, stopping at the 1/2-inch mark. Make your cuts as straight as possible. Set the suede aside while you work on the chain.

DIY Suede Tassels: Cutting the Fringe | Hello Little HomeNote: I made a mistake and drew a line 1-inch from the long edge, instead of 1/2-inch.
You will only have one horizontal line, not two as I do above.

Separate a 13-inch piece of chain. Slide both ends of the chain onto a small jump ring or an open link from the chain, like below (I used a large jump ring so it would be easier to see), holding each side of the split ring with a pliers. Gently twist the ends of the jump ring shut so the chain is connected in a loop.

Check out these detailed instructions on how to open and close a jump ring, if you need more help.

DIY Suede Tassels: Creating the Chain | Hello Little HomeAfter you’ve created the chain, grab the toggle clasp. You are going to attach the chain to the clasp with a lark’s head knot.

Begin by pulling the chain halfway through the big loop in the clasp, as in the first picture below.

Then, pull the chain you just pulled through the clasp back through the center of the chain (center picture).

Continue pulling the chain until the knot is tight, as in the third photo below.

DIY Suede Tassels: Attaching the Chain and Toggle Clasp | Hello Little HomeYou’ll attach the toggle to the gold bead next. Start by separating a 2-inch piece of chain.

Run the chain through the small hole on the toggle clasp and then through the large bead. Make sure the ends of the chain are even, as shown below.

DIY Suede Tassels: Connecting the Beads | Hello Little HomeYou’re almost there!

Using the glue gun, place a spot of glue above the second fringe (stay in the 1/2-inch uncut section). Press the chain into the glue, keeping the bead as close to the edge of the suede as possible.

DIY Suede Tassels: Attaching the Chain to the Tassel | Hello Little HomeFold the end of the suede over the chain and continue rolling until you reach the end.

Add a little glue to the end of the tassel to hold it together, as shown below.

DIY Suede Tassels: Rolling up the Tassel | Hello Little HomeTo finish your tassel, cut a small piece of ribbon and place a little glue along the tassel seam (as show below).

Press the ribbon into the glue and then wrap it around the tassel, sealing with more glue, if necessary.

DIY Suede Tassels: Attaching the Ribbon | Hello Little HomeVoila! Your DIY Suede Tassels are complete.

DIY Suede Tassels ... a fun and easy DIY home decor project that will add a touch of luxury to your space! | Hello Little HomeI made two so I could attach one to each of my lamps.

DIY Suede Tassels ... a fun and easy DIY home decor project that will add a touch of luxury to your space! | Hello Little HomeI love how little details, like these DIY Suede Tassels, make such a big impact.

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  1. Great save on that blue suede fabric! I love the pop of color the tassel adds to your lamp. Thanks for the great tutorial too!

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