When it comes to winter fashion, faux fur always steals the spotlight. This cozy element is ideal for transforming even the most casual outfit. Not sure where to start? Try creating a handmade mixed media faux fur clutch. Inspired by a $148 version by Anthropologie, this easy project requires zero sewing skills. You can even make it with an old clutch or purse from your own closet!

Finished faux fur clutch

DIY Faux Fur Clutch

Things You'll Need

Materials for faux fur clutch

DIY Faux Fur Clutch

Cut the faux fur and ribbon into strips measuring the same length as the clutch.

Cut faux fur and ribbon

DIY Faux Fur Clutch

Hot glue to the clutch.

Apply hot glue

DIY Faux Fur Clutch

Dab clear nail polish onto the raw ends to prevent fraying.

Add clear polish

DIY Faux Fur Clutch

Cut an extra long strand of suede cord (the length of the extra long strand will determine the fullness of the finished tassel. For this project, we used a strand measuring just under 1 yard). Cut another strand measuring 5 inches long.

Cut two strands of suede cord

DIY Faux Fur Clutch

Slip the key chain ring onto the long strand of suede cord. Hold in place about 6 inches from the end.

Add the key ring

DIY Faux Fur Clutch

Bring the opposite end of the cord around and through the key ring.

Insert the cord

DIY Faux Fur Clutch

Pull the cord through, creating a 6-inch long loop.

Pull the cord

DIY Faux Fur Clutch

Repeat Steps 5 through 6 to create 8 to 10 loops. Remember, the more loops you make, the fuller the tassel will be.

Continue wrapping around

DIY Faux Fur Clutch

Tie the shorter strand of cord around the bundle. For best results, create a tight double knot just under the key ring.

Tie the bundle

DIY Faux Fur Clutch

Trim the excess cord and cut the bottom of the bundle.

Cut extra cord

DIY Faux Fur Clutch

Attach the tassel to the zipper of the clutch.

Add the tassel

DIY Faux Fur Clutch

How easy was that? The best part about this idea is that it can be applied to other accessories. Try it out on a wallet, cross-body bag or backpack for an entirely different look.

Finished faux fur clutch

DIY Faux Fur Clutch

Take things up a notch by mixing and matching different types of ribbon. This is an excellent way to experiment with textures and unique color combinations. Plus, it can even help you use up leftover scraps from your supply stash.

Completed faux fur clutch

DIY Faux Fur Clutch