Tissue Paper & Maggie

First, I am going to be an AUNT very soon! And I am so very excited!!!! With that awesome job title comes the responsibility to be fun and creative and crafty (good thing I have practice being Mommy , lol)! I’m taking this new name seriously.  And already spoiling my niece,  Maggie.

Today I made some decorations for William & Beth’s (really Maggie’s) Baby Shower – the actual theme is still a surprise to them, but this sneak peek won’t give it away!

I had so much fun and it was SUPER duper easy!

Here’s my step-by-step guide to make Tissue Paper tassel garland

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Not all of my tissue paper was the same length or width, depending on how you look at it, haha – but you don’t even notice (just means a couple of my tassels aren’t as “full” as the others – bet you’re trying to figure out which ones now!)

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Choose your colors.
You’ll need:
Tissue paper
Ribbon or string
Clear tape
Scissors

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Open up your tissue paper completely.

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      Fold It long ways – like a hot dog bun.

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Cut it in half.

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Fold It over several times (about 3-4), this makes cutting your tassels easier and quicker.

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*make sure you are cutting from the open side – DO NOT CUT THE FOLDED END*
Cut up from the bottom, leaving about 2″ from the folded end.
(Sorry my picture turned, I’m posting this from my phone :-/ )

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The width of your tassel pieces are up to you.

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Unfold it.

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Now, unfold it  all the way and lay it completely flat.

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Roll it up .  Keeping the tassels straight as you go, so they’re not a hot mess. (Don’t want them to get super tangled & tear … it is tissue paper after all.)

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Then it’ll look like bicycle handles 🙂

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Now, twist the middle tight.

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Like this.

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Make a loop, and twist together.

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Then put a piece of clear tape around the top (leaving a little loop) to hold it together.

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Slide it on your ribbon! (You can cut the length of ribbon/string/yarn at any point.)

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Tada! There you go! *you’ll have to spread them out once you hang your ribbon!*

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Dear Maggie,
Little Princess,  who has already stolen everyone’s hearts, I cannot wait to make lots of girly things for you and with you!
Love, your Aunt (who happens to have all boys 😉 & is super excited about all things girly that come with YOU.

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Ps. Your cousins (who are very excited about your arrival) were playing super heroes & animals while I made these for you , don’t worry, they’ll teach you all about super heroes too! 😉

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