First, I am going to be an AUNT very soon! And I am so very excited!!!! With that awesome job title comes the responsibility to be fun and creative and crafty (good thing I have practice being Mommy , lol)! I’m taking this new name seriously. And already spoiling my niece, Maggie.
Today I made some decorations for William & Beth’s (really Maggie’s) Baby Shower – the actual theme is still a surprise to them, but this sneak peek won’t give it away!
I had so much fun and it was SUPER duper easy!
Here’s my step-by-step guide to make Tissue Paper tassel garland
Not all of my tissue paper was the same length or width, depending on how you look at it, haha – but you don’t even notice (just means a couple of my tassels aren’t as “full” as the others – bet you’re trying to figure out which ones now!)
Choose your colors.
Ribbon or string
Open up your tissue paper completely.
Fold It long ways – like a hot dog bun.
Cut it in half.
Fold It over several times (about 3-4), this makes cutting your tassels easier and quicker.
*make sure you are cutting from the open side – DO NOT CUT THE FOLDED END*
Cut up from the bottom, leaving about 2″ from the folded end.
(Sorry my picture turned, I’m posting this from my phone :-/ )
The width of your tassel pieces are up to you.
Now, unfold it all the way and lay it completely flat.
Roll it up . Keeping the tassels straight as you go, so they’re not a hot mess. (Don’t want them to get super tangled & tear … it is tissue paper after all.)
Then it’ll look like bicycle handles :)
Now, twist the middle tight.
Make a loop, and twist together.
Then put a piece of clear tape around the top (leaving a little loop) to hold it together.
Slide it on your ribbon! (You can cut the length of ribbon/string/yarn at any point.)
Tada! There you go! *you’ll have to spread them out once you hang your ribbon!*
Little Princess, who has already stolen everyone’s hearts, I cannot wait to make lots of girly things for you and with you!
Love, your Aunt (who happens to have all boys ;-) & is super excited about all things girly that come with YOU.
Ps. Your cousins (who are very excited about your arrival) were playing super heroes & animals while I made these for you , don’t worry, they’ll teach you all about super heroes too! ;-)