Making a Tissue Paper Garland With Tassels

5 Materials
1 Hour

I am ready to set a fun table for Cinco de Mayo. I couldn’t think of a more appropriate way to add some colorful decor to my chandelier above my fiesta table!

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If you would like to make a fun tissue paper tassel garland like this, read on!


Tissue Paper

Rotary Cutter

Self healing cutting mat

Decorative Washi tape


Begin with a single sheet of tissue paper. I selected a variety of colors that would coordinate with my fun fiesta themed table. You can pick up tissue paper locally, or order it online where you can select packages of different solid colors to coordinate with your party theme.

Fold your piece of tissue paper in half lengthwise.

Fold it in half widthwise, and then fold widthwise once more. Your one piece of tissue paper will make two tassels.

Next, cut your fringe starting from the bottom, unfolded side. Cut up to the top leaving about a two inch band that is uncut. Your strips can be as thin or as thick as you’d like. Using a rotary cutter will make this go much more quickly and easier!

After you have cut all of your fringe, gently unfold your tissue paper.

Cut the long length of fringed tissue in half.

Separate each of your halves as shown above. Each one of these will become one tassel.

Now roll up the tissue right down the middle of the the uncut center of a piece.

Roll the tissue completely to the end, making sure the fringed ends don’t get tangled as you roll it.

Twist the rolled part of the tissue paper very tightly.

Fold over the twisted part to make a loop.

Wrap a piece of decorative tape around the twist to secure the loop.

There you are…you have your first tassel! It may take a little time, but is absolutely worth the effort!

I tied my string up to my chandelier and then I tied each tassel onto the string, spacing them about 5 inches apart.

I selected bright bold colors for my fiesta garland. These garlands are perfect for so any different occasions! I used these hanging from my chandelier, but they would be fun hanging on my mantel, too!

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