Fellow blogger Megan Funk of The Urbanite Insight and I teamed up one Sunday for a afternoon of crafts. We wanted to make a fun Valentines day themed tassel garland for our Sugarfina event (blog post on that coming soon!)
Tassel garlands make great decorations for your home during the holidays or for a friends birthday, shower, bachelorette - the options are endless! What's even better is that this project does not break the bank. For this specific garland, the materials cost us approximately $20 but the cost can go up or down depending on how many colors you want to use for the tassels.
- Variety of Tissue Paper (each sheet makes two tassels)
- Mimosas (optional)
Directions: (Click here for more photos of the process!)
- Take a sheet of tissue paper and fold it in half (hamburger style)
- Fold it in half again (hotdog style)
- Make sure the fold is at the top and then cut slits toward the fold to create the fringe. Stop cutting about an inch away from the fold.
- Unfold the tissue paper just once. Make sure all the slits are facing the same way, and then cut down the middle (where it was previously folded.) Once you cut it into two, unfold each piece in the other direction so the slits now face both sides, as seen below.
- Start rolling the tissue paper from the middle. Once you've rolled it all up, twist the middle and turn it into a loop, for the string to slip through later. You can use the tape to secure the loop so it stays in place.
- Continue to repeat and add the tassels to the string once you've made enough and figured out the best patterns
Voila! You have now made a super easy (and almost foolproof) tassel garland! Happy crafting!