Hi friends! Can you believe how quickly this holiday season is moving along? There's not much time left to shop so if you're reading this and still haven't even started, GO!! Well, first you should read this post, then go!
I have a quick question for you that I find really interesting: How many of you have a name for your car? Be honest! You can totally admit it. Actually, I just learned that 25% of people name their cars. Can you believe that? It is amazingly funny, I have never heard of this! What do you guys name them...Bob, Frank, Olivia? I think this is awesome! It seems like people really love their cars.
- Armor All Car Care Gift Pack
- 1½ Inch Wood Slices
- Acrylic Paint
- Key Rings and Snap Hooks
- Assorted Leather 4x6 Inch Pieces
Start making your tassel by cutting each 4x6 strip in half lengthwise.
Next, take a pencil and draw a guide line approximately 1/4" from the top.
Using sharp scissors cut 1/8" strips up to your guide point.
Use your other half of the leather to cut a 1/4" strip which you'll use to attach the Snap hooks and key rings.
Hot glue guns work really well for gluing leather. For a super strong bond use the high setting and press firmly for 15 seconds.
Attach the 1/4 inch piece to the end of your fringed leather strip. Next feed through the key hook or ring.
Form a loop and glue to secure.
Tightly roll the fringed strip applying extra glue in the center.
Finish off the end with additional glue and hold firmly for 15 seconds to form a tight bond.
Use a 4mm bit to drill a hole 1/8" from the top of the wood slice.
I cut these pieces of white cedar from an old branch in my yard. If you buy your wood slices you'll usually find birch for sale online and in craft stores. Birch has white bark and nicely defined rings.
Finally, paint your branch slices with coordinating colors. I love Martha Stewart Crafts paint. They come in every color imaginable and provide thick coverage.