I can’t explain it, but there is something so fantastic about garlands.
I am head-over-heels, crazy-in-love with garlands!
And this tassel garland is no exception. Are you loving it as much as me?
I first saw a tassel garland here at Confetti System. It was love at first sight! I was dying over it!
…But then I saw the price of $130.00. No that isn’t a typo. One hundred and thirty dollars.
Ok, first of all….Are you kidding me?
And second…..Are you kidding me?!!
At that point I just assumed my natural reaction to most things I see, which is,
“Pah! I can make that.”
Ok then, here we go.
Start with a single sheet of tissue paper in the color of your choosing.
Fold the tissue paper in half width wise.
Then fold it twice length wise.
To make your tassel-y fringe cut strips into the tissue paper. Cut into the unfolded end of the tissue paper leaving 1-2 inches uncut at the top. You can cut them as wide as you would like. Mine are about a half an inch.
Then unfold the tissue paper and cut twice; once along each fold so you have four separate pieces.
Take one fringe-y piece, unfold it and lay it out flat.
Using the center section, roll up the fringe.
Once it’s rolled up, twist it tightly.
Then make a little loop and secure it with a dab of hot glue.
Your tassel is now finished! Wasn’t that a cinch?
When you have all your tassels made just string them onto yarn or bakers twine or string or whatever ya got.
I will definitely be making more of these in other colors and for other occasions.
The possibilities are endless!
I had a few extra tassels so I hung them on my ladder with some little love messages.
Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time….