I’ve been wanting to make a tassel garland for a while now, and I decided New Year’s was the perfect time to display it.
The tassel garland isn’t hard – it’s just a little time consuming. I sat and made my garland while the kids were watching a Christmas movie.
For this tutorial, you’ll need tissue paper, a glue gun and scissors.
Start by unfolding one piece of tissue paper and laying it flat. Next, fold the paper in half – lengthwise.
Fold it again – this time widthwise.
Keep folding – fold it lengthwise.
Last fold! Fold it widthwise.
Now it’s time to cut the tassels. The top should be made completely of folds – so it all stays together. Cut strips up the folded tissue and leave several inches at the top.
After you have cut the tassels, open up the piece like this:
Cut it down the center.
Now open the piece up like this:
And you’ll see you’re close! Then twist it down the center.
And a drop of hot glue at on end of the twist.
Make a loop and attach to the glue.
Some of the ends will be connected, so you’ll want to give the tassels a little trim.
And you’ve made a tassel! (Each piece of tissue paper makes four tassels.)
You can make them in lots of colors…
Add them to a rope or ribbon, and you have tassel garland!
They’re perfect for New Year’s or any other party. Or, they’d be adorable in a kid’s room or toy room.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
sincerely, sara d.