First things first, week 34 begins Thursday! Not much longer and Baby Girl Hughes will be gracing us with her presence! That being said, I have been doing a million things lately! Among helping out with birthday parties, throwing baby showers for family and creating party decorations for my friends, I am TRYING to finish up her nursery! Indecisiveness has been cursing me lately, just ask my husband. He has been a trooper on many craft store trips… BUT! After deciding on a color scheme I quickly started collecting! Anyways, more pictures of the completed room once it’s finished…
For now, this TASSEL GARLAND!
I am obsessed with these things and just think they are too cute for words! I planned on making a few to use at my baby shower but decided I would do them in the nursery colors. After finishing the one I made today, I HAD to hang it right up! I’m in love!! Alright, time to get down to business. Super simple and the pictures are basically self explanatory so I will shut my mouth and get on with it.
All you will need is: Tissue Paper, Scissors, and whatever string or yarn you decide to use. Choose your tissue paper colors. Doesn’t matter whether it’s one, two or ten. I went with white, black and gold. (staying in theme with the nursery) You get two tassels from each individual sheet of tissue paper so one pack of each color should be plenty depending on how wide, and how full, you want your garland. I had some string on hand in each color so I waited until I was done to decide. (which is why three different colors are pictured) Depending on how many colors, this whole project will only cost you a few dollars, with tissue paper to spare!
Unfold a single sheet of tissue paper.
Cut it in half as shown.
Fold each top and bottom piece in half. (from left to right)
Set one aside and work with one half. Place the tissue paper in front of you with the folded side being away from you, and the open end being closest to you.
Leave about an inch or so at the top and being cutting into strips.
Continue across the sheet until the entire piece has been cut into strips. The width is your choice. I did a variety because I wasn’t too particular.
You will then slide your hand in between the two sides and unfold the sheet, laying it flat.
Begin at one end and roll the middle section tightly. I roll it a few times and then CAREFULLY straighten out the strips of paper on each side. The strips will get twisted up and I find that straightening them out a few times along the rolling process makes it easier than waiting until the end when it’s a knotty mess. Remember, this is tissue paper and IT WILL rip. 🙂
Continue rolling until you reach the other end.
I twist it so that the entire middle section is tightly rolled and then wrap it around itself to make a loop. Easier DONE than said.
Continue with your other colors. I did two sheets of each color which gave me twelve tassels total.
My gold sheets were a little wider than the other two colors so I trimmed them down. You could also trim them after making the tassels. Or leave one color longer. The choice is yours! That’s the best thing about DIY! You decide how your finished project comes out!
String the tassels on as you go along so you will see how long your garland is becoming. I ended up going with the black string and I couldn’t be happier with how stinking cute this turned out!
It’s hanging above Baby Girl’s changing table, like it was made to be there! (Yes I will be replacing the scotch tape with some cute washi tape)
I will DEFINITELY be adding these to my arsenal of handmade party decorations now that I finally got around to making one! I plan to also try one with scrap fabric!! Alright… Off to start on her mobile… (Yes, I will posting that also!)
Keepin’ it crafty, B