Wednesday, September 10, 2014

DIY Tissue Paper Tassel Garland


I hope you guys are enjoying my DIY posts. I'll be honest- I never saw myself being a DIY person but I'm having so much fun planning my Benefit x Birchbox Beauty Bash and I wanted to make as much of it be handmade as possible. Today's DIY will be a Tissue Paper Tassel Garland. I've seen these all over and I think they are so adorable - so I wanted to make my own. Let's get started!


All you're going to need is Tissue paper (I picked 3 colors but you can pick as many as you want- I think 3 is best), some clear tape, a pair of scissors and some sort of string. I used fishing line because it's clear and that's what I wanted for mine- but you could also use string.
For the first step, you're going to need to fold your tissue paper in half and make cuts up towards the fold. You're going to want to leave some space between the top fold and where you stop cutting.. Do this all along the edge of the tissue paper. NOTE / you can add more sheets of tissue paper if you're feeling brave- this helps speed up the process. 

Once you've cute all the edges, unfold the tissue paper and lay it flat. This is a bit of a hassle. Tissue paper is so easy to rip so I took a lot of extra caution with this step. Once it's laid out flat, start rolling it up from the side and once it's all rolled up you can either twist it slightly or..

Take the middle and wrap it around your finger, creating a loop. I used my finger to really shape the loop like I wanted. I then straightened it out and took a piece of the tissue paper and ripped it off. This piece will help close up the loop. I cut it small and then wrapped it around the loop and added to tape to help keep it all together. Then you're free to add it to whatever string you have picked.


I think these are just super cute + make great decoration. I would love to make one of these for my little apartment too. Let me know if you create one of these- I'd love to see your recreations on Instagram. Tag me (@heysabrinafaith #heysabrinafaith) so I can check it out.


I also wanted to include a Book Review in this post. Birchbox also sent me a copy of "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)" by Mindy Kaling as a part of their book club. One of my goals for the year was to read more and I've kind of slacked so whenever I found out I would be getting this in the mail, I was stoked. Mindy Kaling is super hilarious and so was this book. It was an easy read and it was super fun to read her little stories. The book is kind of like a bunch of funny blog posts slammed into one book. Grab yourself a copy and let me know what you think, too!

Have a great day, babes xoxo.

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20 comments :

  1. Cute! I love me a quick and easy craft!

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  2. Thanks Megan! I do too. This was a lot of fun to make + they are SO cute!

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  3. you are more diy thank me, i couldnt do any diy to save my life lol. i love mindy cant wait to check out that book as am hunting for a september book

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  4. Yes, you can! I didn't think I could either but you just have to try. <3 I actually am having so much fun making these. and YES. get the book. It's good!

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  5. I LOVE this! My little niece is at the let-me-cut-up-everything-on-earth stage and I'm running out of ideas (paper dolls and boats) for her to turn the destruction into something creative. She will love this too!

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  6. haha awh! I know that all too well, my niece is the same way- but currently she's in love with "lipsticks" and she always goes into my makeup collection and asks for the most expensive ones. haha.

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  7. I made one of these for my SIL's baby shower awhile back. I actually stuck a twist tie (cut in half) in the loop so that it stayed twisted. Also gave me something to roll onto. That's mostly just because I was having serious trouble keeping it in place, haha!

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  8. YES. I had issues getting the tassels to stay on the wire- but I just did a second loop to secure it.

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  9. If you like Mindy's book try Rachel Dratch's, too!

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  10. Alison Freisz-StewardSeptember 10, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    Love this banner and kids could even help make it!

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  11. This is so easy, and I never tried it! I'll have to throw a party soon. Thanks for linking up with AB!

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  12. Thank you! and yes- it would be so fun to let them help!

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  13. Ahh I just love Mindy. The Mindy Project is one of my favorites! I havn't finished her book yet, but I really want to.

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  14. If you want to borrow this one- you can! let me know

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  15. I've been wanting one of these so bad! Great tutorial!

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  16. Ooh. This would be a really cute and easy project for decorations at my cousin's baby shower-- I'll link her to this.
    I love Mindy, so so much. I read her book a while ago, and it was laugh out loud funny, and so cute. Tina Fey's book is similar, and just as funny, I recommend it if you haven't read it yet.

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  17. Thank you! It's super cute and easy to do! <3 Thanks for stopping by and I will look into that book.

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