Sunday, January 30, 2011

DIY Gucci Inspired Tassel Belt

This is major.
Here's what you'll need:
at least 2.5 yards of rope
2 pieces of leather of a similar color measuring 3.5 x 4.5 inches
2 small nuts
2 half inch compression nuts from the hardware store
4 wooden beads
a glue gun, ruler, pen & a pair of sharp scissors
Here's what you'll do:
Start by cutting fringe into the leather to make the tassels.
Draw a line 1/4″ from the edge of the length of the leather, serving as the guideline.
Using the ruler draw parallel lines about 1/8″ apart, along the width of the leather.
Carefully cut along those lines, stopping at the guideline each time.
Add any combination of beads & nuts to the end of the rope, making sure to string the large nut lastly with the opening facing out. (see middle pic above)
Glue the end of the rope to upper left corner of the leather with hot glue.
Tightly roll the leather along the guideline.
Repeat on the other side of your rope and voila!
You’ve just made a fantastic Gucci inspired tassel belt, enjoy!

Props to honestlyWTF.

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