DIY: Tassel Garland

All Rights Reserved Megan BannisterEven after about nine months in my apartment, I’m still figuring out the best places for things and how to style my space. While I still haven’t decided on a whether or not I want a headboard (today I’m leaning toward yes), I recently found an easy—and crazy inexpensive—DIY to spruce up the blank wall above my dresser.

You’ll find tassel garlands of varying sizes all over Pinterest—from birthday parties to home decor—these crete creations are everywhere. I settled on a more scaled down version that matched my other bedroom decor and affixed the garland to my wall with matching washi tape I found at Target.

What you’ll need

  • Tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Twine or thin chord

Start by folding a sheet of tissue paper in half horizontally—hotdog style for my elementary school artists out there. Using your scissors, cut toward the fold of the tissue paper to create fringe, about 3/4 of an inch thick.

Once you’ve cut all of the tissue paper, unfold the sheet and begin to tightly roll the sheet down the center fold, so that you have a tissue paper tassel on each end. You might have to stop to detangle the paper fringe as you go—be gentle, the tissue tears easily.

After rolling the full sheet, twist to form a loop and arrange the fringe so that it looks like one cohesive tassel. I went one step further used a dot of craft glue to ensure that my tassels didn’t detach. String your finished tassels onto your twine or chord and hang in your desired location.

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