One of my favourite items, that you can find as well on the style spread for toddlers, is the tassel girland! It is great to add some fun in the room of your little one or just as decoration for the next kids party.★
You are caffeinated by this DIY idea? So get crafty….
1. Take one piece of tissue paper (1 piece will make 4 tassels). Fold it once lengthwise, then once widthwise, and one more time widthwise.
2. Cut little strips (this is your fringe) leaving 2in. of uncut tissue paper on the top. Then unfold it once and cut down the middle.
*make sure the “top” (2in. uncut portion) is on the fold . . . you will see why.
*If you have trouble cutting through all the layers of tissue, like I did, feel free to unfold it once and cut.
3. Take one of the halves and unfold it again, you should have 2 sections. Then take the second halve and unfold it again. One of them will need to be cut in half lengthwise to make 2 more sections. You should end up with 4 separate sections.
* This is a good time to plug in your hot glue gun.
4. Take each section one at a time and roll the center portion. Make sure to not let the fringe get tangled as you roll. It helps to gently run your fingers through the fringe as you roll. Next, twist the center (the unfringy part…it’s a word…sure), till it looks like the last picture.
5. You’re almost there! Take your tassel and fold it in half twisting the sides in opposite directions until it makes a little loop at the top. Put a dot of glue from your hot glue gun on the spot indicated, and twist the two sides around each other.
* Make sure to hold the glued portion together for a couple seconds to allow it to dry.
Lastly, string and enjoy!
* If you are using something bigger than twine to hold your tassels, you will need to glue your tassels around it. I made the tassels separately because I knew my twine would fit through the holes.