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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

DIY Duct Tape Tassel Keyring (inspired by Sticky Fingers)

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Today's tutorial is based on the first project I tried out from duct tape craft book Sticky Fingers which I reviewed here last week. I decided to start off with one of the more simple ideas from the 'quick crafts' section of the book (this project was rated a 2/5 for difficulty) and stumbled across these pretty tassels that I thought would make great keyrings!

You will need: duct tape (this project works best if you have two different colours), scissors, a keyring

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1. The first step is to create a strip of tape called a sticky strip. Cut a piece of duct tape approx. 9" and lay it down on a flat surface, sticky side up - for a larger/fuller tassel use longer strips of tape!

2. Cut a second 9" strip of tape this time in a different colour and lay it on top of the first strip (sticky sides together) leaving a gap at the top approx. 1"

3. Fold over the top section so that you're left with a strip that looks like the one above

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4. Flip over the strip and use your scissors to cut lines about an eighth of an inch apart along the whole strip. Cut up to the line where the remaining sticky part is but don't cut into it - you'll need it in the next step!

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5. Take one end of the strip and begin to roll it up using the sticky section to hold it all together. Press together carefully as you go along to make sure the top part is wrapped tightly. Once you have rolled up the whole strip you should have a tassel!

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6. If you want to turn it into a keyring (or a pendant) you'll need to add on a hanging loop. Start by cutting a small length of duct tape (approx. 2.5" should be long enough), fold in half (sticky sides together) and trim it down so that it is approx. 1/4" wide

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7. Take the strip and fold it in half around the top of your tassel to create the hanging loop

8. Secure it onto the tassel with another thin (non-folded) piece of duct tape simply wrapped around the top

9. Add on a keyring and your duct tape project is complete!

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If you have enjoyed this project want to find out how to make lots more duct tape projects I'd definitely recommend picking up a copy of Sticky Fingers!

We'd love to hear from you if you try out this DIY project - use the hashtag #eightandsixteen to share your photos with us!



  1. These looks awesome! Would be good for Christmas presents!
    Water Painted Dreams xo

    1. Thanks Hayley, definitely one to pop on the ideas list for Christmas! :)


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