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!
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.
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.
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.
4) Thread the tassels through a string or ribbon. I made a single simple knot at each tassel to keep them in place.
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:
I have a feeling various themed tinsel banners will be showing up at more parties around here!
13 thoughts on “Tinsel Tassel Bunting Tutorial”
This is adorable! I love the color scheme you chose.
These look quite simple to make, but look so cute! Nice job! You have to come link these up at Welcome Home Wednesdays. Party is now open! http://www.suburbansimplicity.com
I like the variation of the bunting. Really cute
Lovely 🙂 I have a tutorial for fabric tassels but your tissue paper ones would be great for party decor!
Its a lovely colour, they look reasonably simple to make although I can’t imagine mine would turn out quite as good as that!
Such a cute DIY! Will definitely have to try this out at the next family festivity.
These are so neat! They will be perfect for my husbands birthday party!!!
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
It looks cute. Thanks for sharing the DIY with us!
I agree, tinsel bunting is so cute! I really love the chevron tissue paper you found too 🙂
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! 🙂
This is an amazing idea! Thanks for sharing. Visiting from The Pin Junkie.
This is just too cute and simple AND affordable! I could see doing it for St Patrick’s Day decorations or really any theme with the right color scheme.