DIY Tassel Garland

diy-tassel-garland-title-photoI hosted a spa night (part 1 and part 2) yesterday, and despite my nervousness and inexperience, it went very well! I didn’t want to go too crazy with the decorations because a spa night is about pampering yourself, not necessarily the decorations. But there was one thing I wanted to at least make: tassel garlands.

Most of the instructions for DIY tassel garlands asks for tissue paper. But I didn’t have tissue paper on hand. So I grabbed the next best thing–streamers!

So here’s how you make your own tassel garland with streamers.


  • streamers
  • scissors
  • tape or glue
  • twine or any kind of string

diy-tassel-garland-1diy-tassel-garland-2First, I cut about 8-10″ pieces of the streamer. I cut about four at a time. Then I cut both ends at an angle. This step is completely optional. It looks fine even with a straight edge.



diy-tassel-garland-3Next, I folded the four pieces in half, and made a cut. Now I have eight shorter pieces. Then I started cutting it to thin pieces from the end with the angled cut to about 1/2″ short of the other end. After you’ve made the cuts, carefully peel the individual pieces apart and layer them so that they’re in a star formation. Pinch the center and twist to make a little nub.






diy-tassel-garland-4Take your twine and wrap it around the nub. Use tape or glue to hold the twine in place.

Repeat the steps until you have enough tassels for your garland.


A simple splash of color really helped brighten the atmosphere and set the mood.

Can you think of an event that you can make these tassel garlands? Perhaps a baby shower or holiday party coming up? If you don’t have streamers or tissue paper, try making it with ribbons or construction paper! I always try to use what I already have on hand. So raid that craft closet of yours, and make these DIY Tassel Garland for your next event!


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