DIY: Summer Tassel Tote

Tassels and pompoms. Pompoms and tassels. These trends are so in right now and I love them. They're so fun and cute - not to ment...

tassel tote, trends, summer trends, DIY, Oriental Trading



Tassels and pompoms. Pompoms and tassels. These trends are so in right now and I love them. They're so fun and cute - not to mention, perfect for summer. I've seen some tassel handbags and totes with price tags of upwards of $500 (what?). Instead, you can make your own, which is super easy and so cute! I will for sure be using my new tassel tote to carry all my books, for road trips, or for trips to the beach. Find out how to make your own below!

What you'll need:

Large felt tote bag
Variety of colorful tassels (I used about two dozen)
Europunch tool
Flat nose pliers
(Optional) Small cosmetic bag

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Directions:

1. Lay your tassels out across your bag to determine which look you like the best. Once decided, use the Europunch tool to punch holes for your tassels. Holes should be about 3 mm away from the edge of the bag, to allow the tassel's metal loop room to close without pinching the fabric.

tassel tote, trends, summer trends, DIY, Oriental Trading

tassel tote, trends, summer trends, DIY, Oriental Trading

tassel tote, trends, summer trends, DIY, Oriental Trading

2. Using flat nose pliers, gently open the tassel's metal loop by moving it sideways (opening the circle outward will cause the loop to lose its shape). Be careful not to let the tassel slide off the loop.

3. Place the metal loop through the hole created with the Europunch tool, and close with the flat nose pliers.

tassel tote, trends, summer trends, DIY, Oriental Trading

tassel tote, trends, summer trends, DIY, Oriental Trading


4. Repeat steps 1-3 until all tassels have been attached.

Bonus

To create the matching cosmetics bag, attach your tassels using the same methods as above. You can even attach a tassel to the zipper tag for even more cuteness!

tassel tote, trends, summer trends, DIY, Oriental Trading

tassel tote, trends, summer trends, DIY, Oriental Trading

tassel tote, trends, summer trends, DIY, Oriental Trading

I can't wait to use my tote this summer - it will perfect for a trip to the beach or pool. And don't forget your beach towel.



Are you enjoying the tassel trend? Where do you plan on toting your new tassel tote?










tassel tote, trends, summer trends, DIY, Oriental Trading



This post was created in collaboration with Oriental Trading Company, however, all opinions are, as always, 100% my own.

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    1. Thank you! And it was so easy to make! :)

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  2. I love this!! It is so cute and looks pretty simple!

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    1. YES! I love uncomplicated crafts. :) It was super easy to make, but I really love how it turned out!

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  3. That's so cute! I wish I was as crafty since I never make anything myself because I know it would be a disaster lol.

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    1. Believe me - I tend to stick with super simple projects! This one was so much fun to make. :)

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