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How to Make Leather Tassels (DIY Gift Idea)

I am in love with tassels.

I just want to put a tassel on everything — purses, keychains, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, even gifts. So when Leather Hide Store contacted me to see if I was interested in making something with their leather, I immediately thought of tassels!! I especially loved their GOLD leather – how pretty!!

diy leather tassels tutorial at tatertots and jello

Another thing I love about tassels is you can make them in so any different sizes. Here’s how to make DIY Leather Tassels:

how to make leather tassels

1. cut a section on leather 9 inches wide by the length you want you tassel. 6 inches is super long. 4 inches is what I made. 2 inches is a small tassel. And one inch is an earring size.

2.On the back side of leather, mark a top section and then mark vertical marks for the tassels. You can make them as thin or thick as you want. I marked mine with a ruler and pen and then cut them with scissors.

3. Cut the leather, you can use a fabric rolling cutter, or a pair of scissors.

4. Put chain inside the leather and then run a line of Fabric- Tac glue inside the tassel and roll it up.

5. Hold the ends shut with your fingers, or put a rubber band around the tassle until it dries.

6. Attach the chain to a Key Chain Ring.



On the necklace I made, I cut some very fine strips of leather and rolled them into the tassels, instead of using chain.

leather tassels on a gift package

I think it would be such a fun idea to add leather tassle to the top of gift packages this holiday season. So pretty AND the can be used afterwards too!!!

leather tassel earrings tutorial

And I made some tassel earrings too – such a fun gift idea. They would also make an aweome stocking stuffer!

gold leather tassel earrings tutorial

Check out all of the beautiful leather options at Leather Hide Store!!

gold leather pouf

I am excited to make a leather pouf next. So fun!!

Be sure to check out Leather Hide Store for some awesome deals on leather  for crafts and DIY projects! 

Have a Creative Day! 


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Thanks to Leather Hide Store for the materials for this post. See my disclosures for more information. 



  1. OMG these are fabulous!! Gold leather?! Wow!!
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  2. How fun Jen. I just made some gold tassels a month or so ago…We need to craft together sometime :)
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  3. Me too! I LoVe them! This post brings me back to the days when leather stamping was SO in LOL

  4. Me too! I LoVe tassels! This post bring me back to the days when leather stamping was in LOL

  5. I love these Jen! Such an awesome gift idea! Pinning for sure:) my mind is reeling with the possibilities!
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  6. Jen! These are all beautiful! I’m having a hard time picking my favorite, but I really think I need to make that necklace.
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  7. Hmm, maybe a little holiday gift idea for my bunco girls?! I especially like the tassel necklace, but maybe because I am in desperate need of a long pendant necklace. Thanks for sharing the simple tutorial!

  8. OH my goodness, I want to make a million of them! Of course it would be this easy and I would never think of it on my own. Hahaha.

  9. LOVE them- especially because it’s metallic leather. I soooooo have a thing for that. These turned out great & yes, I will be making some of my own.

    Have a fabulous Friday my friend & I’ll see you later today.
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  10. Love the earrings!
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