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DIY Crepe Paper Tassel Garland

Tassels have kind of taken over Pinterest and the craft world. I have at least 4 tassels necklaces (3 that I made myself!), one tassel bracelet, and several tassels that are literally hanging around the house on pillows and such. I thought that I had enough tassels in my life. But honestly... can you ever have enough tassels?? No. No. You cannot. So when I was prepping for my daughter's cheer camp decor (see this post) I decided to try making Crepe Paper Tassel Garland.


When planning the cheer camp decor, I knew that I wanted something to hang across the top of the window. Normally, I would use bunting, but this time I decided to give Crepe Paper Tassel Garland a try.  I already had the supplies, so the rest was just a bit of trial and error.


Here are the supplies needed to make Crepe Paper Tassels:
-Crepe Paper
-Scissors
-Twine


I had lots of crepe paper left over from my daughter's birthday. So I just decided I would cut until it was all used up! To make a tassel cut a strip of crepe paper so that it is 24 inches long. Repeat this 7-10 times (depending on how thick you want your tassel). Stack the strips on top of each other. Then fold them, as a group, in half. 


Make vertical 3-4 cuts almost all the way up the strip. 


Then grab the folded top and twist. Secure with a piece of twine. Add a twine loop to the top too. 
Repeat again and again.


To make the tassels into garland, string a few on a line of twine and hang! Here is how mine turned out. I made three big sets of the garland so that our entire team would have the same window decor. I think the garland made the windows feel 'finished'.  


After camp, I brought home the garland. And left it in bag. In a corner. Then I took the garland out about two weeks later... and the crepe paper had crinkled up a bit. 

                  

But I think it actually looks even cuter! The crinkles make the tassels fuller. So keep an eye out-- I am definitely going to be using it again!


How many tassels do you have in your life? Need more? Make some!

Check out this post on how to make your own tassel jewelry!

Want to know about my painted fireplace? See this post. 


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