In this quick craft tutorial we explain how to create a chic tassel garland with tissue paper! You can use tassels and tassel garlands in many different ways, for example as decoration for parties, wedding receptions or dessert tables. Tissue paper comes in a great selection of colours, which you can combine in endless ways. You can download the printable instructions are at the end of this post.
1, 2, 3… let’s craft a gorgeous tassel garland! Watch the video tutorial and see how easy this DIY is!
More Crafty Tutorials
We had much fun making a tassel garland and we love that this is a very versatile decoration. If you’re feeling crafty, please also check out these creative projects:
- DIY Tissue Paper Pom-Poms
- How to make a Gift Bag
- Giant Paper Dahlias
- Honeycomb Pom-Poms
- Swarm of Bats Wall Decoration
- Giant Paper Roses
- Paper Rosettes
- Tissue Paper Butterflies
DIY Tassel Garland
For our tassel garland, we paired gold with pastel blue, pink and purple. You can also create interesting effects using bold and contrasting colours.
- tissue paper
- cord or ribbon
- fine wire
- washi tape (optional)
- craft scissors
- metal ruler
- blade knife
- self-healing cutting mat
1) Fold the paper
Fold a rectangular piece of tissue paper in half widthwise and then again lengthwise. Check the size guide below to determine the correct size of the tissue paper rectangle.
2) Cut the fringes
With scissors or a blade knife and metal ruler, cut vertical strips into the folded paper, leaving 5 centimetres or 2 inches of uncut tissue at the folded end.
Tip: If you’re working with a blade knife and ruler, it’s best to work on a cutting matt to protect the work surface.
3) Form the tassels
Unfold the sheet and carefully straighten entangled paper strips. Roll up the uncut centre section, then twist firmly and bend into a loop. Fasten the tassel with a small piece of wire. Optionally, decorate the base of the tassel with washi tape to make it look even prettier. We’re using gold glitter washi tape for extra shimmer.
4) Make the garland
String up the tassel on a cord or ribbon, and trim their ends if desired. Using this technique you can create tassels in various sizes, you can find measurements for those in the description.
You can create tassel in various sizes, and use large tassels for as wall decoration, medium tassels for gift packaging, or make mini tassel garlands for cakes. Here are a few options, ranging from small to large to give you a starting point when you cut out the tissue paper rectangles. The technique is the same for all sizes.
- Large Tassel (22 cm / 9 in): 50 cm x 20 cm / 20 in x 8 in
- Medium Tassel (12 cm / 5 in): 25 cm x 10 / 10 in x 4 in
- Small Tassel (5 cm / 2 in): 10 cm x 4 cm / 4 in x 2 in
Materials: tissue paper
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