Tissue tassel garlands. I've started to see them everywhere and I've become obsessed - they look so cute in the background of all the crafters' rooms I follow on Instagram and I knew I had to make my own.
You can get some beautiful colour combinations, but I knew I wanted something a bit flashy, so I hunted down some opalescent paper to go with my pastel colours - all in all this tutorial cost me £1 for 100m of twine, 59p per pack for the normal tissue paper, and £1.49 for the opal paper. The actual garland cost me something stupid like less than a £1 when you work it out, as I have HEAPS of the stuff left to make more.
You will need:
A large sheet of tissue paper, in each colour that you want a tassel
Decide how long you want your tassels to be, and cut a piece of tissue paper 10cm by double this length, and fold in half. For this, I actually just cut down the lines of the folds, and did a lot of them at once as it makes them easier to cut! Cut lengthwise as above, and leave about 2cm either side of the fold.
Unfold, and you should have something like this.
Twist the tissue paper in the middle where there are no cuts.
Keep twisting until it loops back on itself. Tada! You can now slide the string through the loop. Repeat until you have your desired number of tassels, and hang on the wall.
This is mine! I love how the opal paper glints in the light - so many different colours!