Make Your Own Tissue Paper Tassel Garland

Tassel garlands are a huge party trend. It's easy to make your own with some tissue paper or sparkling mylar, scissors and string.

Cake Table With Tassel Garland, Pink Balloon, Gold Chair

Blissful Pink & Gold Cake Table With Tassel Garland

A few tassels in sparkling mylar add a festive touch to your handmade tassel garland. Sheets of mylar are available at most craft stores.

This tutorial shows you how to make a larger version big enough to dress the front of a buffet table or stretch across a wall, but you can easily scale down the project. For a version small enough to add flair to your dining chairs, use 1/8 sheet of tissue paper per tassel.

Materials Needed:

  • 1/2 sheet of 20" x 20" or 20" x 24" tissue paper or mylar per tassel
  • scissors
  • ribbon or cord

Cut Fringe

Fold a piece of tissue paper in half and in half the other way. Cut strips towards the fold to create fringe, leaving about 1 inch uncut at the fold line.

Once all strips are cut, unfold the tissue and cut in half so you have 2 sheets with fringe (to make 2 tassels).

Twist Tassels

Unfold tissue paper. Begin rolling tightly down the middle crease. Continue rolling, fold in half and then twist to create a loop for hanging.

Create More Tassels and Finish Garland

Repeat to create additional tassels in various colors. Hang from thin cord or ribbon.

Finished Tissue Paper Tassel Garland

Tissue Paper Garland With Gold, White and Pink Tassels

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