Wednesday, October 22, 2014

DIY Tassel Garland

Boy, is birthday planning in full swing around here! Most of my evenings after Juliet goes to bed are full of DIY projects in preparation for her party in a few weeks.

I'm really getting excited for her birthday, but I still can't really believe she's almost 1! It's been a whole year since we brought her home, so itty bitty. I just can't quite wrap my mind around it. 

Remember back when I mentioned I threw a surprise 30th birthday party for my husband? Well, we made some adorable tassels for a garland along our deck. Sadly I didn't get nearly as many photos as I would have liked at his party, but I wanted to share with you how to make an easy and great looking decoration that could be used for any special occasion! 

You will Need:
Tissue Paper
Twine, yarn or something to string tassels

1. Fold tissue paper in half long ways. 

2. I fold into quarters or eighths, then cut a fringe. 

3. Unfold the fringe, then cut in half. 

4. Open the tissue paper, then begin rolling at the bottom, keeping the fringes out of the middle part that is being rolled. 

5. After rolling as tight as possible, twist, making a loop. I slightly twist the two tassel ends together then fluff so it looks like it's all one piece. 

6. String together and hang! 

Now, I will admit it is a bit of a time consuming process. But once you get the hang of it, the whole thing goes pretty fast! Plus, it's so adorable. 

What are some of your favorite DIY party decorations? 


  1. What a cute idea, I love it! Rachel xo

    1. It's so easy, too! And it really looks great, plus it's way cheaper to DIY than to buy the pre made at Target or Party City.

  2. Party! Party! Party!! Yay!!

    I whipped these together too to decorate the high chair! Although the way you cut them looked easier. I started and stopped several times, and my cuts looked pretty ridiculous :)

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

    1. that's a really good idea! I was still trying to decide what to do with the high chair.