Today I’ll be doing a quick tutorial on how I made this lovely little Tassel Garland.
1. Some standard tissue paper. Your choice of color. Mine is courtesy of FIESTA Time! -$1.25
2. Cute lil’ scissors. My gilded ones are from Down Town LA Fashion District. -$10
3. String, yarn, twine, jute, ribbon, etc. I got my jute from Michael’s. – $3.50 (approx.)
Step 1: Take the tissue paper out of the packaging. (duh)
Open it up all the way but do not separate the tissue sheets.
Re-fold the tissue hamburger style.
Step 2: Start cutting 1.5 cm wide strips going 9 inches tall. You’ll be cutting on the open side, not the folded side.
cut, cut, cut.
After you’re done cutting, it’ll look a lil’ something like this.
Step 3: Cut the thing in half.
Step 4: Open it up!
Remove one tissue sheet to work with at a time.
Roll it up like so. Be careful not rip the individual tassels when rolling it because they can get a bit tangled up.
Step 5: Twist up the middle section of the tassel.
Twist it into a loop.
Step 6: String it onto your jute, twine, string, etc.
And you’re all done once you string them all up! I added a dot of glue on each side of the tassel loop to make sure it stays in place. These tassel Garlands are getting super popular but they happen to be a bit pricey on places like Etsy. Now you can make your own for a fraction of the online prices!
What is your favorite party decoration?
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