Tutorial ~ DIY tassels

Hi all,

It’s been a busy week! I love it though; everyone wants to do stuff in May and I’ve hardly had a chance to sit down. It suits me as I like to be busy pretty much constantly. Along with work, the gym and sports we’ve had the upcoming craft stall to get ready for!

We spent all of last Saturday planning, prepping and making… as well as thoroughly enjoying the Eurovision song contest (don’t know it? Youtube it. Worth it!)

The first thing we made were some tissue paper tassels to hang on the front of our stall. Here’s our step by step tutorial… Victoria was much better at it than me!

You will need:

  • Tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Washi tape

Step 1// Fold the tissue paper in half length ways.

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Step 2// Fold in half again width ways.

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Step 3// Cut strips from bottom to top, leaving about an inch or two at the top. Make sure you don’t cut the folded side.

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Step 4// Open out the paper. Be careful as it’s pretty fragile.

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Step 5// Start folding from bottom to top.

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Step 6// Make sure your strips aren’t tangled  and flatten the middle bit.

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Step 7// Fold the middle round your finger to create a loop.

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Step 8// Cut a bit of Washi tape and stick it around the bottom of the loop.

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Step 9// Thread some string through the loops and create your garland! Tada 🙂

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I saw these in a local store for £6.99 – this cost us £1.20 and we have loads of tissue paper left over! This is a really simple, cheap and quick craft that would make your barbeque, picnic, Wedding, party or indeed, craft stall look great.

Take care,

E x

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