Sheets of tissue paper, in as many colors as you’d like
Hot glue gun
Step 1: Lay two sheets of tissue paper on top of each other and cut 1″ strips across one edge. Stop the cut at the halfway point of the paper.
Step 2: Separate the sheets and lay end-to-end with a slight bit overlapping, so the strips are at opposite ends. Fold in half the long way so you have a fat, stout tube with strips on each end.
Step 3: Beginning at the top of the tube, roll paper tightly together. Leave strips free at either end – now you have a skinny, tightly-wrapped tube with fringe at each end.
Step 4: Starting in the middle of the tube, twist and bend the tube around itself with a loop in the middle. Fringed ends should come together to make a big tassel at the bottom of the loop, as in the second picture.
Step 5: If the loop and twisted section is still a little loose, use a hot glue gun to secure the twisted end.
Step 6: Repeat steps 1-5 in other colors, as many times as needed. Collect all tassels and prepare to string up.
Step 7: String all tassels up on a thin piece of rope; add letter tags to create a message, if desired. The tassel garland is perfect as decoration for a party or even to hang up in your baby’s room, like I did below. Hang and enjoy!
About the Author:
Lyndsey Wells is addicted to pretty paper and blogs about her favorite finds at The Stationery Place. She’s also a freelance public relations consultant, lover of good desserts, and a new momma of a baby boy.