Friday, March 8, 2013

DIY Tassel Garland

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DIY Tassel Garland

This simple tissue paper project brought me back to my childhood. I wanted to add a whimsical touch to my craft room, and I thought tissue paper tassel garland would do the trick. Below is the picture that inspired me to create the garland.

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You will need: Tissue paper, jute twine, hot glue gun with glue sticks, scissor, and tape.

First off, take the tissue paper and use the natural creases to fold five pieces together (making 10 pieces of tissue paper for the tassel). From here you can start on the folded end, and draw a line three inches from the top. This line will be your guide for how far up you want your scissor to go when you are cutting the paper.

Tissue Paper

From here, you will start to cut up toward the line. My pieces are about 1 inch wide. You can choose to make your piece sizes thinner or wider. It doesn’t have to be exact. Have fun with it.
Tissue Paper
Once you are done cutting all of your lines, you will start to roll the top (uncut part) inward. (Fold on the side that you drew the line, so the line doesn’t show on your finished product).

Pink Tissue Paper

While you were rolling your piece together you may have noticed that the tassel strands became tangled. Just run your fingers through the strands to untangle. From here you can secure your tassel in place with some tape.

Now you can add the finishing piece by placing the twine on it. Start off by adding a small dollop of hot glue to the bottom of the top. Place the end of the twine to the glue. Hold the twine in place until the glue dries.
Pink Tissue Paper
Then slowly work your way up the top of the piece adding hot glue as you go.
Before you reach the top, take your twine and make a loop over the top (so you can have a place to hang the tassel). Then add the glue on the other side so you can secure it in place.
Tissue Paper Garland
Now take the rest of the twine and wind it around until you reach the top. Then cut off the excess twine and secure the end with glue.
You can hang the tassels with the jute twine to create the tassel garland.
Tassel Garland

I hope you have as much fun making it as I did!

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