DIY: Tissue Paper Tassel Garland

This tissue paper tassel garland was so quick and simple to make. I used it as decoration for my son’s first birthday, but this would also be perfect for a shower, bachelorette party, or photo booth backdrop.


  • String
  • Scissors
  • Tissue Paper- I chose 3 complementary colors


  • 15-20 minutes depending on the length of garland


  • This is so simple, but cutting the tissue paper can become tedious. If you need multiple strands, recruit some help to make the project go faster.

First you need to cut a piece of tissue paper in half.

Fold the piece of tissue paper in half.

Then fold it in half again.

Cut strips towards the folded side of the tissue paper. The strips should be about 1/2 inch wide and 1 inch from the top of the fold.

Unfold the tissue paper so the fringe is on both sides of the center line.

Roll the tissue paper tightly down the middle fold.

Fold the tassel in half over the string and twist to affix to the string. I also tied a knot around the tissue paper so the tassel wouldn’t move. Repeat with alternating colors until your garland is complete!

*When rolling the tissue paper I found it pretty difficult to roll the tassels super tight. However, it didn’t affect the overall tissue paper tassel.

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DIY: Tissue Paper Pom Poms

These tissue paper pom poms would be a cute addition to a bridal shower tablescape or a fun decoration to any celebration that you are planning. They were so simple to make that even my craft-impaired husband was able to successfully assemble these tissue paper pom poms.


  • Pipe cleaners or thick wire
  • Scissors
  • Tissue Paper- I chose 2 colors per pom pom, but 1 color would do just fine


  • 5-10 minutes per pom


  • This is was an incredibly fast and easy DIY!

You will need between 6 and 12 sheets of tissue paper. I did 3 of each color.

If you would like to make smaller poms cut the tissue paper in half. If you want bigger poms then you can leave the tissue paper whole.

Stack the tissue paper on top of each other

Accordion fold the stack of tissue paper lengthwise until you have reached the other side.

Tie a pipe cleaner around the center to create two fan shapes on either side of the pipe cleaner. Trim the access wire after you have wrapped it tightly.

You can leave the edges of the tissue paper how they are or trim them. I chose to trim the ends in a half circle to give the pom poms a scalloped edge. You could also cut the ends into points if you’d like.

Spread the fans back out so you can begin pulling the sheets of tissue one by one towards the middle. Once you have gotten through half of the sheets of tissue paper flip the pom over and start pulling the sheets toward the other side.

After you have pulled all of the sheets of tissue paper your pom pom is complete!


*The bigger the pom pom you want to make, the more sheets of tissue paper you will need.

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