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DIY Leather Tassel Pillow


Hello friends! It's Elisha from PneumaticAddict.com and I'm back again sharing a simple tutorial almost anyone could try. Remember how I showed you how to make a fun marble tilt game from an off-the-shelf shadow box? Today I'm tackling something completely different: DIY home decor. 

I'm in love with current bohemian trend that you're seeing everywhere, especially in decor. My home leans more to the mid-century/traditional side but I wanted to incorporate some of the ethereal, boho goodness that I'm craving. I came up with a simple way to make a leather tassel throw pillow that was actually fun to make.


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Materials List:

I found my leather for around *$15 on Amazon, much cheaper than at any of my local fabric stores.


1. Using a ruler and rotary cutter, cut the leather sheet into 4, equal pieces. They should be approximately 6" x 12".


2. Cut a 3/4" x 6" wide strip from the end of each larger sheet. Then, cut a 1/4" x 3/4" strip from each.


3. Flip the one of the larger sheets over, smooth side down. Use a ruler and pen to create a line running lengthwise, 3/4" from the top edge.


4. Use the ruler and rotary cutter to cut vertical lines, 1/8" apart, from the bottom edge of the leather sheet, up to the line, across the entire length of the sheet. These will become your tassels, so you can really make them any width you'd like. Repeat on each 6" x 11-1/4" sheet.

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5. Use hot glue to attach a 1/4" x 3/4 strip in the top corner of each fringe sheet. Fold the small strip in half and secure with another small drop of glue.


6. Squeeze a small bead of hot glue across the 3/4" wide top segment of the fringe sheet. Quickly and tightly roll the sheet around the small strip.


7. From the remaining leather, cut 4, 3/4" wide strips of leather. Make sure the length fits evenly around the circumference of the tassel. Squeeze a small bead of glue on the back side of the strip and wrap tightly around the top of the the tassel.


8. If you're ambitious you could sew your own throw pillow, or make an easy envelop pillow cover and use what you've already got. I recently discovered the pillow section at At Home. Holy cow! I picked up a simple, velvet lumbar pillow for around $7. 


9. Using upholstery thread and a heavy duty needle, sew a tassel onto each pillow corner. Loop through the small folded over strip and into the pillow fabric. It's super simple; just like sewing on a button.


That's it! See, I told you it was simple. 


These DIY leather tassels were so easy to make, I'm tempted to make 100 of them and hang them all over the house. Wouldn't they make amazing drawer pulls?


I love how this simple pillow gives my bedroom a little splash of boho without completely changing my style.


What do you think? Are you ready to make your own leather tassel accent pillow? Pin the image below to save the idea for later.

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