Saturday, November 22, 2014

Lets Make Tassels!

It's almost party time for Rue! Rue and her cousin were born just two days apart so that means two 1st birthdays in the same week. We decided it would be fun to throw a joint birthday party for the girls. Pom-pom garlands are my usual go to party decoration. If you know me at all you know I love a good pom-pom. But this year I decided to switch things up and make tassel garland. I bought a string of tissue paper tassels a couple years back but figured I could probably make them myself, not only for less money but that way I could use any colors I wanted and not have to settle for whatever i could find in the stores. The process is actually pretty simple! Why not make some for your next party, or to hang on the wall in your little ones room or heck, hang them in your living room like I do!

Here's what you'll need:
  • Tissue paper in any color you choose
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Netflix (you're gonna wanna sit on the floor and binge watch Gilmore girls while you make dozens of tissue paper tassels) *optional but recommended
And that's it!

First things first, spread your tissue paper out completely and then fold it in half lengthwise (or if you still use 2nd grader terms like i do, "Hot dog style")

Then fold it again "Hamburger style"

And again, one more time.

Now start cutting! Cut thin strips all the way across your folded piece of tissue paper leaving about 2 inches at the top.

One you've finished cutting the strips, unfold the tissue and cut it in half. Then cut those halves in half and you should have 4 pieces (like the picture above) One piece of tissue paper will make 4 tassels.

Now you want to take one of your 4 pieces and lay it out flat so it looks like " a spider with too many legs" as Luna will tell you. And start rolling it up nice and tight.

After you've rolled it all the way, it should look like this!

Now bring it together and twist until it looks like a tassel! Hot glue it so that it doesn't come unraveled. All that's left to do is string them. Use twine, yarn, whatever you've got!

Cute, right?! They make me so happy, they're so fun and whimsical!

Now you go make some tassels, I'm gonna go pick up someone else's mess!


  1. Love the use of , "hamburger style & hotdog style" just before u said that I was of course converting it to those terns in my head. Lol

    1. Oh good! So i'm not the only one who does that, then?