How beautiful is my handmade pink tassel keyring made out of ribbon. This blog post shows you a step by step guide of how I made the tassel and how you can your own at home.
- 1 keyring
- 1 keyring clasp
- An assortment of ribbons in pink shades
- Tulle netting in pink
- Cotton thread in white
- 1 Sewing needle
- Glue gun
How to make
Step 1 – Cut out 4 strips of tuelle at 11 inches each and then loop the ring through the tuelle ensuring the ring is placed in the centre.
Step 2- Cut out 2 strips of thick ribbon at 13 inches each and criss cross through the ring.
Step 3 – Cut out 14 strips of assorted ribbon at 8 inches (you can add more strips of ribbon the choice is entirely up to yourself) but I would recommend to make them at least 10 inches to allow space to seal. To seal use a lighter at the ends of the ribbon to ensure they do not fray.
Step 4 – Criss cross 8 strips of ribbon in no order through the centre of the ring.
Step 5 – Loop 6 strips of ribbon in no order straight through the centre of the ring.
Step 6 – Fold the ribbon in half over the ring and an inch below the ring, sew around the ribbon and tie a knot to secure all the ribbons in place. My tassels came out at all different lengths. NOTE -If you want to/do have lose ribbon at the bottom of the tassel, cut off the excess to make the ribbons of an equal length or cut to make a staggered effect – ensure all cut ribbon is resealed with a lighter.
Step 7 – Cut a small piece of ribbon in a chosen colour to the width of the ribbon tassel to cover/hide your thread and glue around with a glue gun.
Step 8 – Cut out 4 strips of tuelle at 5 inches each, then half the tuelle 4 times, pinch the middle to sew around the middle of the tuelle and thread a knot with the needle to secure in place. At the ends of the tuelle cut just an inch or under and fluff up to create a bow shape.
Step 9- Cut a small piece of ribbon to cover/hide the thread around your pitched tuelle middle and glue around with a glue gun.
Step 10- With a glue gun, stick on the bow to the centre of your secured ribbon around the tassel just below the ring.
I love my finished handmade ribbon tassel that I have clipped onto my personal organiser.
Tips and hints
- You can use any coloured/themed ribbon to make the tassel.
- I would stick to 1 thick piece of ribbon and the rest thin and medium sized ribbon to get a staggered affect.
- You can also use thread to make a tassel keyring.
- You can take out the bow and just have a tassel secured by 1 chosen colour/theme of ribbon.
- To make the tassel larger add more strips of ribbon or to make the tassel longer just add on inches to the length of the ribbons.
- You can use the tassel keyring for personal organisers, bags, purses, make up bags and as key rings. The use for a tassel keyring is endless!
Happy crafting lovelies!
Coultons Crafts x