Tightly roll tissue paper

DIY tassel garland

Tissue tassel garlands are a huge party décor trend!

They’re fluffy and fun, inexpensive and easy to make, and fill a lot of visual space making them perfect for backdrops at parties — think above a dessert bar or behind a Photo Booth.

Don’t spend a fortune buying these online when you can make them yourself at home. Many online tutorials use wire to secure the tassel but our kid-friendly version doesn’t have any sharp edges.

We like garlands that use at least 3-4 colours — especially those that mix gold or metallic paper.

DIY Tassel Garland
DIY Tassel Garland

Items you will need

  • Tissue paper (3-4 colours)
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Sticky tape
  • Twine
Items you will need to make tassel garland
Items you will need to make tassel garland

Steps:

1. Cut 2 sheets of folded tissue paper 40cm by 20cm.

Cut along length of tissue paper
Cut along length of tissue paper
2. Cut all the way along the length of the tissue paper (approximately 1-3 cm wide), leaving three centimeters at the top of each cut.
Your tissue paper should look like this
Your tissue paper should look like this
3. Tightly roll the tissue paper until you get approximately 10cm from the end.
Tightly roll tissue paper
Tightly roll tissue paper
4. Twist one strand and use it to create a loop. Sticky tape it into place.
Twist one strand to form loop
Twist one strand to form loop
Secure the loop in place with sticky tape
Secure the loop in place with sticky tape
5. Finish rolling the tissue paper and staple it firmly to keep the tassel together.
Staple to secure tassel
Staple to secure tassel
6. Create as many tassels as you like string a twine through the eye of the tassels and hang!

These garlands are perfect for parties or nursery décor! What upcoming event would you use these garlands for?

DIY Tassel Garland
DIY Tassel Garland

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One Comment

  1. Julia Beschorner

    These tassels are such a great way to give a room that festive feeling!