If there’s one trend that I can’t get enough of this season, it’s tassels. From boho embellishments to preppy handbag accents and beyond, I love a fun bit of fringe. But before I buy anything, I always first ask myself if I can DIY it. And in this case, the answer was a definitive yes! Making a tassel is a lot easier than you might think, and it’s a great accent to add to any minimalist piece already in your closet.
Recently I added my handmade tassels to a pair of LC Lauren Conrad slide sandals to put a little swing in my step, but there are so many clothing and accessory items that you can add a tassel to. So once you know the basics of making a DIY tassel, feel free to get creative with it! Check out the tutorial below…
DIY Tassel Sandals
Here’s what you will need:
- a pair of sandals with a good strap to hang a tassel from (I used these LC Lauren Conrad Glossy Slide Sandals)
- a small length of suede or leather-like material in whatever color(s) you like
- hot glue gun
Here’s how to make them:
1. Use a ruler to measure out a strip of leather approximately 5 inches by 2 inches. Cut this rectangle out of the leather.
2. Cut fringe along the length of this strip of leather, going about ¾ of the way up.
3. Cut one more thin, small strip of leather long enough to loop around your sandal strap and have an inch or so left over. This will be the loop that your tassel will hang from.
4. Loop the thin strip around your sandal strap, and stick the two ends together with a dab of glue from the hot glue gun.
5. Take the long fringed strip of leather and add a line of hot glue to the first couple inches of the top, above the fringe. Begin to wrap this strip around the loop on the sandals, adding more glue as you continue to loop it around.
6. Repeat steps 1-5 for as many tassels as you want to hang on your sandals. If you do have multiple tassels on each shoe, you can stick them together with a small dot of glue to ensure that they do not slide around too much.
7. Prepare to receive lots of compliments!
What do you think? Are you going to give this DIY a try?
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