Paper tassel are a huge trend. Luckily they are very easy to make! Learn how to make tassels for garlands and gift tie-ons using just recycled tissue paper and scissors. It is a simple, free, and eco-friendly DIY!
This post uses affiliate links. They don’t cost you a thing and help us bring you green cleaning tutorials. Read more in Policies & Disclosures.
Paper tassels are available to purchase at many party stores. I love the festive touch the add to holiday gifts and party garlands… but hate paying more than $5 for piece of tissue paper.
Luckily it’s easy to make your own eco-friendly tassels with just a sheet of tissue paper. (You can even reuse crumpled tissue paper. Then the tassles 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.
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 bakers twine or ribbon; use them for garlands, wrapping paper decorations, and more!
If you enjoy making tassels check out my DIY tassel flowers. They are an easy and adorable craft project made from yarn and pipe cleaners.
Like my easy crafts? Sign up for my free newsletter below and never miss a thing!