Tissue Paper Tassel Garland Tutorial :: HGTV

pink and gold party garland tassel

One of my goals for the blog this year is to share more step-by-step tutorials. In case you missed it, this tissue paper tassel garland was featured in our pink + gold New Year's Eve Party for HGTV. These tassel garlands inspired by Confetti Systems are turning up everywhere on the party scene and this was our first time making them. Molly, our crafty design editor took on the task and did a beautiful job! Not only did she make the full size garland, but mini tassel garland that we used on the chairs.

diy tissue paper tassel garland

She taught me how to make them and seriously, it is so easy and so inexpensive. I know you're going to be making them for your next party!

NYE Pink Gold 2013 Photos1

:: materials ::

  • 1/2 sheet of tissue paper/mylar per tassel

  • scissors

  • ribbon/cord

:: instructions ::

Step 1: Gather materials.

Step 2: Fold a piece of tissue paper (20" x 20" or 20" x 24") in half and in half the other way. Cut strips towards the fold to create fringe, leaving about 1 inch uncut at the fold line. Once all strips are cut, unfold the tissue and cut in half so you have 2 sheets with fringe (to make 2 tassels).

Step 3: Unfold tissue paper.

Step 4: Begin rolling tightly down the middle crease.

Step 5: Continue rolling, fold in half and then twist to create a loop for hanging.

Step 6: Repeat to create additional tassels in various colors. Hang from thin cord or ribbon.

For more details and photos, view the full feature on HGTV here!

styling/tutorial :: the tomkat studio
photography :: ten22 studio


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    where can I find that shiny tissue paper? having trouble thanks :)

    • Nikki 01/22/2014

      It's mentioned above: Hobby Lobby; it's gold Mylar
      Hope this helps!

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