Alright people, let’s be real. This isn’t the first tassel garland you’ve seen and it most certainly be the last but here’s the dealio. I’ve been working on some various tassel ideas for another project (A fun one!) and this garland just kind of… happened! Pink tissue, gold tape.. somehow it all became an itty bitty fringey garland (I do love me some fringe!). I just couldn’t resist. And I bet you can’t either! So even though my theme this year is “Giant is the new mini,” I’m giving mini one more shot.
Gold Tape (I bought this at an art supply store, you can also find it here. And I’m obsessed with it!)
Twine or String
Cutting Mat (Ideally gridded for easy measuring)
Quick confession: I just finally bought a rotary cutter. And it is awesome, especially for this project. You’ll want to cut your tissue into 1/4″ wide strips that are about 5 inches long. You can cut through several layers at a time and you’ll need at least 20 strips per tassel.
Cut your piece of twine to the length you want your garland to be. Stack twenty strips on top of each other and fold them over your twine.
Now you’ll want to pinch the strips to make the next step easier. While still pinching them together, wrap a piece of gold tape (about one inch long) around the top of your tassel.
Continue with as many tassels as your little heart desires and you are dunzo!
This garland would be super cute as a cake topper and I also would love to see a bunch of them in all different colors (umm.. rainbow!?) hanging out together.
All Photos by Studio DIY
For more fringey fun, check out these tassel gift toppers, fringe string lights and fringey food picks!
And for more DIYs all around, head over here.
Why have I never used a rotary cutter before? I guess I have to get one now.
I never understood why people loved them so much. Now I do, you gotta get one B!
Melissa @ Best Friends For Frosting says
Love this idea!
love this! i’m going to pin for my bridal shower
This is seriously cute!! And you’re so right, everything is better in mini!
Liz Stanley says
SO CUTE. Love it!
Thanks so much Liz!!
Jessica Clinch says
I love this! If you don’t mind me asking, what art supply store did you get that fun gold tape from?
I got the tape (Art Alternatives Metallic Film Tape, 1/2″ wide) at the SCI-Arc Art Supply Store in Downtown LA but it looks like you can find it online here: http://www.dickblick.com/buy/product/154734-gold-metallic-tape.html
Hope that helps!
Love ’em! I am practically addicted to pom poms and tassels, so I can’t wait to try some DIY projects inspired by what you’ve done. Thanks a bunch for sharing! 🙂
Oh I love the gold tape – great idea. Rotary cutters are the bomb aren’t they 🙂
Yes! I can’t believe it took me this long to buy one! Never looking back. 😉
Holly @ Paisley Petal Events says
Kelly, I saw this post come in my inbox and got a kick out of it because I just posted a tutorial on how to make mini tissue tassels last week! I too bought a rotary cutter for the first time to make these, and love it! Your tutorial is different than mine, but I did use them as a cake topper, come check it out if you want! I used some fun Spring colors that just make me smile! 🙂 http://www.paisleypetalevents.com/2013/02/18/how-to-make-mini-tissue-tassels/
Hmm what’s that saying… great minds think alike!? Love it Holly!!
Love this idea! What size tissue poms did you use in the photo?
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