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DIY Tassel Garland

DIY Fashion Apr 4, 2012

I’ve been crushing on tassel garlands recently – the confetti system ones in Lane Crawford are lush! I recently had a go at making a little set of my own. This was one of my project’s you’ll find in Cosmo Australia this month – along with a bunch of others.

You Need: 

  • 10 sheets of assorted coloured tissue paper.
  • A rotary cutter
  • 2 m of twine or rope
  • Clear sticky tape
  • A cutting board

How to: 

  1. Take a sheet of tissue paper and fold twice to form a smaller rectangle.
  2. Orientate the long fold of the rectangle away from you on the cutting board.
  3. Using the rotary cutter and leaving a centimeter at the top, cut the tissue paper into 1 cm strips.
  4. Unfold the rectangle and orientate the spine or uncut part of the tissue paper toward you.
  5. Carefully roll the spine up to form a roll of tassel with fringe on either side.
  6. Use stickytape to secure the roll.
  7. Fold the tassel in half to create a single tassel.
  8. Twist the tassel at the top to create a hole in the top.
  9. Thread the twine through this hole to attach the tassel to the twine.
  10. Repeat the steps with the other sheets of tissue paper.
  11. Arrange the tassels on the twine, using tape to secure.
These are perfect for hanging over the bed or on an inspiration wall, although mine were relegated to the office when my boyfriend saw them and thought I was turning into Zooey Deschanel and was going to start singing my feelings and stuff.

Make sure you grab your copy of Cosmopolitan magazine (if you happen to be in Australia) to check out my other projects in the DIY spread.

Have fun!

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