Wednesday, September 17, 2014

DIY Tissue Paper Tassel Garland (Make in minutes! No gluing or sewing needed!)

When we were looking at wedding venues, I knew I wanted one that was "move in ready." I didn't want something that I had to do a lot to. I wanted a venue that does weddings all the time and had the decor to back it up. I didn't want to rent tables, I didn't want to worry about napkins, I didn't want to think about recessed lighting.

We picked a venue on the beach (instantly the "outside" was taken care of) that has sixty-odd weddings a year. There was a lot we didn't have to do, as far as decor goes, and I was super happy with that. See, everyone in our bridal party lives up north, so it was just me and Pete down here in North Carolina putting everything together. And decor that I would have created would have been made on an assembly line of two, so I opted against any DIY decor.

But yesterday, my Twitter friend Sarah asked if I had a photo of a tassel garland. I didn't ... but I also didn't think it could be that complicated to put together. So I grabbed some twine and tissue paper and my assembly line of two (although I swapped Pete for my kitten Totes) to see what I could do. To my surprise, I had one for her in a handful of minutes.

Make a tissue paper tassel garland in minutes without gluing with this tutorial from www.abrideonabudget.com.

I was actually shocked at how easily this came together. It took me about ten minutes, start to finish, and that included taking these step by step photos and chasing away my very curious cat. Plus, there's no gluing or sewing involved with this tissue paper tassel garland, which makes it so much easier.

Make a tissue paper tassel garland in minutes without gluing with this tutorial from www.abrideonabudget.com.

DIY Tissue Paper Tassel Garland


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Make a tissue paper tassel garland in minutes without gluing with this tutorial from www.abrideonabudget.com.

Fold your tissue paper into six to eight sections (depending on the size of the paper).

Make a tissue paper tassel garland in minutes without gluing with this tutorial from www.abrideonabudget.com.

Cut it into strips.

Make a tissue paper tassel garland in minutes without gluing with this tutorial from www.abrideonabudget.com.

Fold a strip in half, then cut strips about two-thirds of the way up. Remember to cut from the "open" side of the paper. Four strips (so three cuts) was the perfect size for me.

Make a tissue paper tassel garland in minutes without gluing with this tutorial from www.abrideonabudget.com.

String the "folded" side onto a piece of twine.

Make a tissue paper tassel garland in minutes without gluing with this tutorial from www.abrideonabudget.com.

Scrunch the top of the tissue paper, then twist to create a "knot.' I twisted one and a half rotations and it felt really secure. It's been hanging all afternoon and I haven't worried about any tassels falling down.

Make a tissue paper tassel garland in minutes without gluing with this tutorial from www.abrideonabudget.com.

Repeat with another piece until your tissue paper tassel garland is complete. It took seven tassels to cover 23 inches of space, if you're looking for numbers. From knot to knot is about two inches, give or take. I liked that because it gives the bottom of the tassels enough room to billow out and not get cramped and lost. Plus, if you have them right on top of each other, you'll use more tissue (which means it will cost you more).

I rotated between purple and white (because that's what I had on hand). You could make yours all one color, all mutli-colored, whatever fits your theme best. I actually love how it looks hanging up in our living room.

I sent the photo to Sarah, and she turned it into a cute photo (so of course, I had to post it).

Make a tissue paper tassel garland in minutes without gluing with this tutorial from www.abrideonabudget.com.
For something I just threw together in my spare minutes while I was waiting for my coffee to brew with items I already had lying around at home, I'm pretty impressed. DIY isn't as intimidating as you might think.

BRIDAL BABBLE: What decor items are you going to try to DIY?

15 comments:

  1. This is super creative and cute thanks for sharing this great idea.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  2. Thanks for sharing such a cute idea! Super easy to make & very crafty!

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  3. I think that this is such a wonderful idea! I do not have a creative side, but get inspiration form sites that give me ideas. I would so make these for a wedding!

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  4. not bad. i can actually do this myself!

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  5. What a great idea! Perfect for birthdays too!

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  6. Love this - I just wish I had more patience to attempt DIY projects....maybe once my daughter is old enough for preschool...LOL

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  7. Ooh, I think I'm gonna try it with white and pink :)

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  8. this is actually an amazing idea so cool

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  9. So love this idea! Looks simple enough and not too spendy!

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  10. How cool!!! Love this idea...thanks!!

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  11. Great and easy DIY idea, this could work for so many different events outside of weddings as well!

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