Life Love Larson: DIY: Tissue Paper Tassel Garland


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

DIY: Tissue Paper Tassel Garland

I hosted a baby shower at my house a few weekends ago for a good friend and neighbor.  I wanted to keep things simple and add a few handmade touches here and there.  She is having a girl(!), so no theme, just pink and gold touches.

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I have made tissue paper poms several times, and wanted to try something new.  There are so many tutorials online for how to make a tissue paper tassel garland, (this is the one I used).  This is a bit time consuming, but once you get the hang of it, it is a really simple process.

I liked that the original inspiration had 3 different colors, so I stuck with light pink, magenta, and gold.  You can make 4 little tassels with one sheet of tissue paper-isn’t that awesome?!  You can imagine that this was a super inexpensive project!  Hob Lob carries gold tissue paper in case you were wondering.

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You basically take one sheet of tissue paper and fold down lengthwise.  You then fold it width wise once, and then again, making a rectangle.  You will then need to cut small strips, leaving about an inch at the top.  This was a total eyeball process for me, so don’t get hung up on needing the fringe to be perfect…you won’t be able to tell in the end!

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Unfold the issue paper and you will have 2 sides of fringe with a crease in the middle.  Cut down the crease and then cut through the middle of the fringe creating 4 different pieces that look like this…

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Next, you will need to start rolling the tissue paper to create the tassel.  You can see in the photo above where the paper has been rolled rightly in the center.  Be careful as you are rolling not to tear or tangle the fringe.  Once tightly rolled in the center, you make a little loop at the top, place a little dab of hot glue, and you are done!  Make sure the loop is large enough to fit whatever you will be hanging it from.  I used white kitchen twine because I already had it on hand.

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Once you have all your colors completed, simply string along some twine/ribbon/string and admire all the cuteness!

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I just might have to find a spot for this in Kate’s bedroom!

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  1. Thanks so much for the great tutorial! I've seen these around, but I wasn't quite sure how to make them. I can't wait to try it out. I love the colors you used! Have a great day!

    1. Thanks Brooke! It really is an easy project that turns out so adorable!

  2. Love this! Thanks for the tutorial! I would love to make this for my daughter's birthday!

  3. I think I need to make some tassel garland for my next mantelscape... Love it!

  4. So cute! I have yet to find a gold paper like this, where did you find yours?