Are we feeling festive? This morning I whipped up an easy (albeit a little time consuming) tassel garland for the future playroom reveal and I’d love to share it with you all! I’ve seen this done, and tried it myself with tissue paper. Trust me when I say this way is much more durable, much easier to do and just as pretty!
First, hit up a dollar store for your supplies because for this one, its all there. I picked up 4 plastic table clothes, some washi tape (actually mine came from Michaels, but they do sell it at the dollar store now!), and finally, some string or thin ribbon. You’ll also need a pair of sharp scissors and your glue gun for this too!
(Smarties are optional, but encouraged to get you through!)
Next, unfold your table cloth. There are lines made by the folds, they are your friend, follow them.
You want to have two of the sectioned pieces per tassel, you’ll see why in a few steps. Cut at every second fold line. I had some wasteage since the ends weren’t the same size as most of the other sections, but I’m sure I’ll find a use for it sometime.
My pieces, when cut ended up to be close to 7 inches per side. This is only important if you want to make them perfect and exactly like mine. Get creative, you don’t see small imperfections once they’re rolled up, and size doesn’t matter for these guys!
Then you’re going to fold it back in half on that same middle crease. Position it with horizontally, with the fold at the top. Cut 1cm fringes, bottom to top across the whole thing, leaving 1.5-2 inches at the top.
Once the fringe is cut, open it back up and space the fringe on either side. Start rolling or using small folds from bottom to top.
Once you are all rolled, twist the middle uncut part. Keep twisting until it starts turning around into a loop, and the tassels on either side are able to be twisted together. Tape around the top, leaving a loop for string. Add a dab of hot glue to the washi tape to keep it from coming loose later.
Finally, string those adorable tassels up in any pattern you want and hang them up at your next party, or to decorate your favourite space like I did…
After all, I never need a reason to celebrate.