You thought I was finished decorating for the 4th of July? Oh no. Not quite. There is just something about the red, white and blue that makes me want to keep crafting! Today I wanted to share this SUPER inexpensive and VERY fun-to-make Patriotic Tissue Paper Tassel Garland that you could whip up and add to any decor! Switch out the tissue paper colors/patterns for any holiday or room too!
- tissue paper of various colors and patterns
- baker’s twine, coordinating color(s)
- ribbon, coordinating color
- rotary cutter or scissors
STEP ONE: Fold several sheets of tissue paper together in half and cut into strips. I recommend no wider than 1/2 inch. Thinner if your tissue paper is on the heavy side. I used a rotary cutter, cutting mat and straight edge which is VERY easy but scissors would work too (it would be a bit of a pain though, me thinks).
STEP TWO: I liked mixing up my colors and patterns in each tassel but you may like to do all one color. Either way, gather the strips, one at a time, in your hand until you have collected about 20-30 strips. This separates the strips from each other, making the tassel fluffier at the end.
STEP FIVE: (not pictured) TRIM the bottom of the tassel! This will make a world of difference here. Trim it shorter for a fluffier look, or leave a little longer. I even trimmed them a little more after I got them hung up.
STEP SIX: Repeat, repeat, repeat… until you have the desired number of tassels! Then string up by threading a coordinating ribbon through the loops.
Happy 4th of July crafting!