Have you guys seen these beautiful tassel garlands that have been floating around Pinterest for months now? I have to say, I’m in love. I’ve been itching for an excuse to make one and I finally broke down last weekend and made one.
- tissue paper – 1 sheet makes 1 tassel
- scissors and/or and exacto knife
- cardboard (to cut on)
- glue gun
- straight edge – I used an envelope, a ruler would be better
Work your way across until the entire piece is cut into strips. I did this both with the knife and scissors and I have to say, scissors make the process much easier and faster. You’ll probably get more precise lines with the exacto knife but it does take a good bit longer.
(Before you do this, plug your glue gun in so it will be ready.)
Do your best to keep the roll as tight as possible but know that it will still look great if it gets a little loose.
Now that the whole thing is rolled up, begin twisting the center part, twist until the 2 sides kind of fold over to make the tassel.
Now, if you’re anything like me, you’re thinking, ‘1 sheet of tissue paper?? That doesn’t seem like it would make a very big tassel.’ You (and me) would be wrong. I made my first tassel a ‘double tassel’ and this is what it looked like.
So let me save you the hassle, 1 sheet is enough and in fact, you may even want a half sheet.
Attach all of your tassels to your string and you’re all set!