I have been holding onto these beautiful brass swivel hooks to make keychains for ages. I thought I would do something with leather but then became inspired by a bracelet-making kit my daughter has. I love when a craft project from simple supplies that you have in the cabinet turns into something so amazing. I have to be honest here, this is one of my favorite craft projects yet! I think the rope wrapped in embroidery thread so reminds me of friendship bracelets of my past.
I look at these DIY rope tassel keychains as my grown-up friendship bracelets – I cannot wait to give them to my friends! What a perfect little gift to give a friend, for no reason than to let them know how much they mean to you. You can personalize them and make them meaningful to friends by using favorite colors or patterns. Read more for the full how-to for this DIY rope tassel keychain.
You can add as many colors and layers of embroidery thread as you like. I loved doing a color blocking pattern.
Photos by Sara Albers.