DIY Tassel Garland

Hey there lovelies! It’s Chelsea from Lovely Indeed, here with a DIY project to snazz up your next shindig. I was so inspired by the color palette that our dear Jenny used on her last DIY project, that I decided to continue the trend. We’re using blacks, whites, and some pops of color and metallics to make ourselves a fancy little tassel garland!

These little garlands are all the rage right now, thanks to Confetti System and their inspired designs – I’m under their spell just like everyone else! So let’s get down to business and DIY ourselves one of these bad boys.

Supplies -

  • various colors of tissue paper (including metallic mylar paper if you like)
  • scissors
  • glue gun
  • cord

First, fold one sheet of tissue paper in half width-wise, then fold it over twice length-wise. With your scissors, cut strips of fringe about 1/4″ wide along the unfolded short edge of your folded tissue, leaving about 2″ of uncut tissue at the folded edge.

Unfold your two length-wise folds and cut the tissue in the center, creating two folded halves. Set one aside.

Open your remaining half and lay it out. You should have a sheet of tissue with fringe on either side and a solid section down the center. Using the solid center section, begin to roll the tissue paper up, being careful to keep the fringe untangled.

After the entire section is rolled, twist the center tightly. Then curl it in on itself to create a loop, and secure with a small dot of hot glue if needed.

Trim your ends if desired, and string your tassel onto your cord. Repeat the process until you have as many tassels as you like! String your fancy new garland anywhere you like – on a wall, in a doorway, on the bannister, in a tree! You kind of can’t go wrong. This bad boy’s gonna make my fall festivities extra, extra chic this year!

{Photos by Lovely Indeed for The Sweetest Occasion.}

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This looks so cute and EASY!
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I want to make this in these exact colors for my son’s birthday party in a couple weeks… too bad I can’t just borrow yours! :)
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this is radical. thanks for sharing!
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Love this idea. Thanks for the step-by-step directions! I pinned it!

Such great timing for this tutorial, I was just about to look for one!
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love this DIY! im fascinated by confetti system’s work and this DIY version is pretty much spot on!
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This is an amazing idea. Will be using it this weekend for sure :)
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totally love this!
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Hi!

Great tutorial. Can you tell me where you got your mylar paper? I’m having a hard time sourcing some.

Thanks!
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@Katie – I had to search a bit also, but found some mylar tissue paper in the gift wrap section of a local craft store. Michael’s also carries some, but the one near me is often sold out. Maybe a search online for metallic tissue paper would come up with some fun colors?

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Can’t wait to try this! Soooo cute!
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@Diana — they’ll absolutely work, you’ll just have to fiddle a bit with folding them before you cut, to ensure that you have the length and width you like. I would fold in half width-wise so that you have a 9″ edge, then fold length-wise so the 30″ side becomes 7 1/2″. Should work fine!

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Thanks for the awesome directions. I loved them so much, I’ve made them for my booth at a bridal show tomorrow! Really appreciate it!
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Wanted to let you know that I featured your DIY on my blog. Loved it!
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This is really cute! I love to make garlands!
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I made these yesterday (after finding some mylar paper at the dollar store) and they turned out great! http://instagr.am/p/TsuHM/ I’m going to be using them all over my house tonight for a birthday party! They were super easy to make. Thanks again for the tutorial!
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Yay! They look awesome, Katie – thanks for sharing! xoxo

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