Designer DIY: Holst & Lee Bag Charm


For part two of my DIY series {refer to part one here!} with Holst & Lee, we decided to make a tassel bag charm // key ring. This one is really easy. Making the tassels gets a little tedious since you have to make six of them, but the end result is worth it. So fun and perfect for summer. I use it for my keys but have also been clamping it on to the end of my Cleobella Mexicana Clutch. Also, get excited – Holst & Lee also sells a decidedly more elaborate one on their site here… and we may or may not be giving one away tomorrow afternoon!


Materials: Two Brass Headpins // Six Brass End Caps // Beads // 8 Brass Jump Rings // 24 inches of Raffia Trim {hard to find but this is very similar} // Two pairs of Needle Nose Pliers {not pictured} // Wire Cutters {not pictured} // Lighter or Blow Torch {not pictured} // Needle and Thread // E6000 Glue {not pictured} // a few links of chain // key ring or hook closure


Start by using both sets of pliers to open one end of the chain. Open it just enough to attach it to your hook and the close tightly.



Using the steps from this post, make six tassels and two bead charms. Attach the two bead charms to the top links, and then your tassel charms to the bottom links. And… done.



{the original – up for grabs tomorrow… and the DIY… not bad!}


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  1. Saša Rakovec:
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  2. jillian:

    yah! love this project!! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

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  3. Bee:

    Love the tassel FOB!! So cute!

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  4. Emma Fox:

    I love that!! I really need to head over to Michael’s soon and start crafting again!

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  5. Belen:

    I love the one with the 3 tassels. so pretty. looks really cool.
    Xo, Belen
    Androbel Insider

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  6. Erica @ HonestlyWTF:

    so fun!!

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  7. Annie Reeves:

    How fun! Love this project.

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  8. Lia ~ Smart n Snazzy:

    This is amazing and so gorgeous! The colors in the raffia trim are exquisite.
    xo ~ Lia | Smart n Snazzy

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  9. laurenkolodny:

    YES This is right up my alley! great work Grace and Natalie

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  10. Candace:

    I love it!!!


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  11. Fran:

    Super tassels! Love the idea of making a mass of tassels, or a tassel of tassels, from lots of tassels put together (definitely said tassels too much in that sentence!)

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  12. Hapiness, Everywhere:

    I actually prefer the DIY to the original! 🙂

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  13. Niquole Abram:

    Those are so pretty! I love tassels and have been making them with embroidery floss and beads. 🙂

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    • graceatwood:

      So happy to hear that!

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