How-to: Faux Leather Key Chain

Follow the instructions below to make this DIY from HGTV Magazine.

By: Jodi Kahn
faux leather key chains

Faux Leather Tassel Key Chains

DIY project with faux leather

Photo by: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Marko Metzinger/Studio D

What You Need

  • Polyurethane and recycled-leather blend in coral/orange/persimmon, $27 per yard, and vinyl in light blue, $23 per yard, both palazzofabrics.com
  • 11/4"-diameter flat split key rings, $1 each, keyring.com
  • scissors
  • spray mount
  • hot glue/glue gun

Step 1

Cut a 20-inch-by-4-inch rectangle out of a piece of faux leather. Fringe the first 15 inches; each fringe should be about 3 inches long and 1/8 inch wide. Cut the remaining material to create a 3/4-inch-wide tail (Fig. A).

DIY key chain project

Illustration of Tassel Key Chain

Figure A

Photo by: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Figure A

Step 2

Spray mount together two small pieces of faux leather, good sides facing out. Trim into a 3-inch-by-1/4-inch strip.

Step 3

Place a key ring at the middle of the strip, then fold the strip in half. Hot-glue the ends together to form a loop. Flip the fringed piece of material wrong side up. Hot-glue the loop to the top right corner of the fringed piece (Fig. B).

DIY tassel key chain

How to Illustration

Figure B

Photo by: Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Marko Metzinger/Studio D

Figure B

Step 4

Starting on the right, tightly roll the material, dabbing with hot glue to secure it as you go. Once you get to the tail, wrap it around the top of the fringe, securing it with hot glue.

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