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:
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!
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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