Looking for a little last minute holiday fun? Whip up these adorable tissue paper fringe tassels in a heartbeat. They are the perfect touch to a whimsical holiday deer. . . . yes, he absolutely NEEDED the tassels!
Or, dress up that very special package! Man, I love Christmas.
This one is for my sister-in-law, who is one of my favorite people . . she arrives today!
Or, (do you think I could come up with 20 uses? Maybe!) use the tassels as ornaments to add something different and festive to your holiday arrangement.
I love these.
The best thing is that the tassels are a breeze to make! Especially with a fringe cutter (see below)!
Merry Christmas to all! This will do to for me for a handful of days. The whole family is on their way to town today. I’m so excited!! I hope your holidays are full of light and joy and love!
DIY Tissue Paper Fringe Tassel
:: MS silver deco tissue paper
:: MS waxed twine
:: Martha Stewart fringe cutter or scissors
:: Fold a piece of 20″ x 20″ tissue paper lengthwise and widthwise, making a 10″ square made of 4 layers. Cut the folds so that the stack has 4 individual layers.
:: Use fringe cutter or scissors to cut a 3.5 inch fringe 1/2 inch apart on one end of the folded tissue paper. Repeat on the other end. This means that there will be 3″ of tissue paper un-cut in the middle.
:: Take two pieces of the tissue paper you’ve fringed and orient them so that the cuts are on the right and left-hand sides. Start rolling the tissue pieces in the middle where the tissue paper isn’t cut.
:: Continue to roll with your fingers, forming the tassel ends on either side of the the tissue paper roll.
:: Twist the uncut portion in the middle. Fold it in half so the two tassel ends are together.
:: Wrap the waxed twine around the folded part of the tassel about an inch down from the top.
:: Secure the tassel wrap with a half hitch or clove hitch over the top. Pull tightly.
:: Thread a 6″ piece of twine through the loop. Tie an overhand knot to close the loop.
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