Paper tassel are a huge trend. Luckily they are very easy to make! Learn how to make simple tassels for garlands and gift tie-ons using just recycled tissue paper and scissors. It is a free and eco-friendly DIY!
Paper tassels are available to purchase at many party stores. They add a festive touch to holiday gifts and party garlands. Try making your own eco-friendly easy tassels by reusing tissue paper, they are adorable and free!
This tutorial makes a tassel that is approximately 4-inches long. You can easily make the tassels larger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller sheet of tissue paper.
- Tissue paper (reuse tissue paper from gifts)
How to Make Tassels
1 – Flatten your tissue paper and cut a piece that is approximately 10 inches wide and 20 inches long. This is about half a sheet of standard tissue paper, it will make two tassels.
2 – Fold the piece of tissue paper in half vertically. With the fold at the top cut narrow strips to create fringe, leaving about 2 inches uncut near the fold.
3 – After the fringe is cut, unfold the tissue paper. Cut the paper in half so you have 2 sheets of fringe approximately 10 inches x 10 inches.
4 – Roll each sheet of paper tightly down the center fold.
5 – Fold the rolled paper in half and twist the top together to form a tassel. Leave a gap at the top of the twist for hanging.
6 – String your tassels onto a garland or ribbon; use them for garlands, wrapping paper decorations, and more!
If you enjoy making tassels check out my DIY tassel flowers. They are another easy and adorable craft project.
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