DIY Tassel Garland

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DIY Tassel Garland

It’s officially summer (well, here in Florida at least), and that means lots of parties and barbeques. Here is a quick and easy project that will inject some color and cheer into your celebration. This tassel garland is made from old magazine pages to help Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. If you don’t have any magazines, any flexible colored paper will work—even tissue paper! You can even make this with fabric if you would like to hang the garland outside.

Supplies

  • Old magazines
  • Scissors
  • Stapler and staples
  • String, yarn, or ribbon

Directions

1. Carefully tear pages out of the magazine that are mainly pictures with little text.
DIY Tassel Garland
 
2. For long tassels, cut slits in the page leaving a 1-2 inch border at the top of the page. For short tassels fold the page in half and cut slits leaving a 1-2 inch border at the top. Remember, you can fold the page either vertical or horizontal so you can have a total of 4 different sizes of tassels depending on which way it is folded.
DIY Tassel Garland
 
3. Staple the tassel at the top (the 1-2 inch un-slit part), and then staple each tassel onto the string/yarn with your desired spacing. I placed mine about 6 inches apart.
DIY Tassel Garland
DIY Tassel Garland
 
4. Hang and enjoy!

DIY Tassel Garland

The awesome pom-pom fringe was found at a thrift store, but you can find it (in bright colors!!) at your local fabric store.

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Allison Forshey
Allison is a contributor for The You Are Project, covering subjects such as exercise, recipes, and design. She is a freelance graphic designer and a certified personal trainer. Allison is starting her own company called Seahorse Paper Co., which specializes in hand-painted invitations. You can read her blog at >allisonforshey.wordpress.com.