Tissue Paper Tassel Garland: a Tutorial!

Tissue Paper Tassel Garland | The Magic Brush

Tissue Paper Tassel Garland | The Magic Brush

I am obsessed with the tissue paper tassel garland.

They can make anything look fancy:

A fireplace my ginormous wall chalkboard, a chalkboard,, a doorway, the side of a bed,… ANYTHING!

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Tissue Paper Tassel Garland | The Magic Brush

This is easy to do and a great GNO idea. So grab your kiddo or a friend and here is what you need: Tissue paper, rope and scissors. That’s it!

 

Tissue Paper Tassel Garland | The Magic Brush

First, take a stack of tissue and fold it in half AGAINST how it came out of the package.

Tissue Paper Tassel Garland | The Magic Brush

Then fold it in half again.

Tissue Paper Tassel Garland | The Magic Brush

And one more time.

Tissue Paper Tassel Garland | The Magic Brush

And again.

Tissue Paper Tassel Garland | The Magic Brush

Now, use a sharp scissors to start cutting “strips” up the paper.

Don’t worry, they don’t stay straight or consistent.

Tissue Paper Tassel Garland | The Magic Brush

They are a hot mess when you are done so no one will ever know!

Unfold the stack to cut stack in half.

Tissue Paper Tassel Garland | The Magic Brush

Now you have two sections you can use!

Tissue Paper Tassel Garland | The Magic Brush

Unfold your sections.  Kinda looks like a spider, huh??

Tissue Paper Tassel Garland | The Magic Brush

Take one piece totally off the pile.

Tissue Paper Tassel Garland | The Magic Brush

And start rolling it. Like you would a towel. 

Tissue Paper Tassel Garland | The Magic Brush

Mr Magic and I literally made this two-colored garland on election night last year. No one was sleeping so we may as well be crafting. lol. 

 

Tissue Paper Tassel Garland | The Magic Brush

When you get to the end, start twisting the middle like pictured.

Tissue Paper Tassel Garland | The Magic Brush

Once the middle is twisted, make a loop with it.

Tissue Paper Tassel Garland | The Magic Brush

And tie off the top with a matching yarn color. 

Tissue Paper Tassel Garland | The Magic Brush

I used a thick piece of twine to hang all of the tassels from and we alternated colors.

Tissue Paper Tassel Garland | The Magic Brush

 I hung my first garland from an old window.

 

 

You can watch the FB live video of me making it above.

Tissue Paper Garland Jennifer Allwood Fireplace

Tissue Paper Tassel Garland | The Magic Brush

I also hung a very full red and gold one from my hallway chalkboard … for some extra fanciness!

Tissue Paper Garland Jennifer Allwood Fireplace

Here’s a couple Etsy affiliate links if you would rather order a tassel garland pre-made: Great Gatsby tissue paper tassel garland or Antique Gold Tassel Garland.

XOXO,

Jen

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2 comments
  1. Victoria at DazzleWhileFrazzled
    Victoria at DazzleWhileFrazzled
    October 15, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Very fun! I agree that crafting in front of the TV is always a good use of time!! Visiting from Inspiration Mondays party.

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