An easy version of tassel garland made with crepe paper
I love to use crepe paper tassel garland to decorate for parties! Actually, I love garland of all kinds, but crepe paper tassel garland is the fastest to make. So, if you’re in a pinch for time and on a budget, this is the tassel garland for you! This post will share the step-by-step instructions with supporting photos as well as a YouTube tutorial video.
Materials You Need:
- Rolls of crepe paper, in your theme colors
- Ribbon or twine, from which you’ll hang the tassels
STEPS TO MAKE:
1. Hang twine/ribbon.
Determine where the tassel garland will be hung and hang the twine/ribbon.
2. Determine length of the tassels and cut strips of crepe paper.
The strips you cut will be placed on top of the twine/ribbon and folded in half so the tassels will end up being half the length of your cut crepe paper. For example, if you cut 12″ strips of crepe paper and fold those over the ribbon, they will hang 6″ long. I like the 6″ length so I cut my strips to be 12″ long for most of my projects.
Either cut strips of the tassel one at a time or find something about 12″ long to wrap the crepe paper around. I normally use a 12″ ruler or a magazine. Wrap it around the item as many times as necessary to make enough crepe paper strips to make all of the tassels necessary to make your tassel garland.
Once you’re finished wrapping the crepe paper around the item, slide it off of the item you wrapped it around and cut each side so that you have a pile of 12″ crepe paper strips.
3. Fold crepe paper over the twine/ribbon.
I typically use six pieces of crepe paper for each tassel. Count six pieces and fold it over the twine/ribbon.
4. Tie twine/ribbon around the crepe paper.
Tie the twine/ribbon around the crepe paper about 1″ below the strand of ribbon holding the tassels. Double knot the tie.
Using your finger, fluff the of the tassel.
5. Cut the crepe paper into strips.
Start by cutting in the middle of the tassel, from the bottom up. Leave about an inch below the knot uncut to keep the tassel from falling off.
Cut the left half in half again, making a vertical cut.
Cut the right half in half again, making a vertical cut.
6. Fluff the tassel.
Separate the pieces of the crepe paper to add volume. You can shake the tassel to help separate the layers. You can also crunch the strips in your fist to give the folds and create volume.
7. Trim the twine/ribbon.
Trim the twine on each of the tassels. Make sure each tassel has about the same amount of twine/ribbon on each.
And that’s it! It is super easy to make crepe paper tassel garland. Not only is is easy and fast, but it is very budget friendly. A couple of roles of crepe paper go a long way.
See how this garland was also used on a senior graduation board.
If you happen to be planning a graduation party, please see my other graduation posts below:
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- Graduation Senior Table Photo Poster
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