Tinsel Tassel Bunting Tutorial

I absolutely love the look of these tinsel tassel banners for party decor. Even better? They’re super easy and inexpensive to make – just in time to decorate in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day!

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For this tutorial I used four colors of tissue paper, green, lime green, chevron and silver metallic (I linked to some examples because I initially had a hard time finding these).

1) First, I took a stack of 8 sheets of tissue in each color and cut them the short length of the pre-cut sheets (approximately 20″) and cut them about 8″ wide.Tinsel Tassel Banner Tutorial | Five Marigolds

2) I then folded the stack of sheets in half and began cutting them in 1/4″ strips, stopping about 1″ from the fold. I used a rotary cutter and mat to make quick and more precise work of this, but regular scissors will do.

Tinsel Tassel Banner Tutorial | Five Marigolds

Tinsel Tassel Banner Tutorial | Five Marigolds

3) I then unfolded the papers and, taking 2 sheets at a time, began rolling them tightly at the center. Once each set of 2 was rolled, I folded the center rolled portion in half at the center I began gently twisting the rolled portion. Once it was lightly twisted I folded it in half and began twisting the rolled portions together. When you’re done it will look something like this. Perfectly imperfect.Tinsel Tassel Banner Tutorial | Five Marigolds

4) Thread the tassels through a string or ribbon. I made a single simple knot at each tassel to keep them in place.

Tinsel Tassel Banner Tutorial | Five Marigolds

All in all, this was a pretty quick and easy project that took me maybe 20 minutes total to complete. I also love that if you source your papers from the dollar store, you could complete four banners for just $1 each.

I was also able to recycle this for Dub’s birthday party:

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I have a feeling various themed tinsel banners will be showing up at more parties around here!

13 thoughts on “Tinsel Tassel Bunting Tutorial

  1. Brandy@HMC says:

    I decorate the diningroom, living room and person’s birthday door for everyone in our house and I always do the same things over and over – I just pinned this so I can remember to try it for my daughter’s birthday. Love it! Can’t wait to try it with various shades of turquoise

  2. Elizabeth O says:

    You did an amazing job. I’m seriously not a crafty person so I admire those who can whip up great stuff in so little time and with little money too. It’s a great gift! 🙂

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