For the past few years, these DIY tissue paper tassle garlands have been floating around on Pinterest and I’ve been hooked on them ever since! They are so festive and easy to make. I make them for bridal + baby showers, birthday parties, and to string along my mantle for various occasions. I’ve had so many people ask me how to make them, and I thought it was about time that I showed you, so Amanda and I broke out the hot glue gun last week and got to work! Keep reading for a step-by-guide on how to make these adorable tassle banners!
*hot glue gun
*tissue paper (I usually use 3-4 colors; 1 piece of tissue paper will make 4 tassles)
Now that you’ve got your supplies ready, it’s time to get this party started!
Step 1: Fold once length-wise.
Step 2: Fold once width-wise.
(you can fold again width-wise; I didn’t and my tassle so ends up a bit wider…either way works!)
Step 3: Start cutting 1 inch strips into the tissue paper– don’t stress about cutting them perfectly even or straight! Leave about 2 inches at the top uncut.
Step 4: Unfold and cut in half. You will then cut each half in half again, leaving you with 4 pieces.
Step 5: Once you have everything unfolded, take one section at a time and twist the center, making sure the tassels don’t get twisted. Roll the entire section first before twisting it.
After you’ve rolled + twisted each section, put a drop or two of hot glue between the two pieces, leaving space for the twine to fit through.
I like to follow a pattern of colors and repeat until I get my banner the length I want it, which is usually 5-6 feet long.
These colors are sooo Easter-y! After I made this one, I made another one the next day for my cousin’s bridal shower. I think they’re so fun and an expensive, DIY touch that adds a pop of color!