Party Decor Tutorials

Party Tassels

August 22, 2014

dia muertosI’ve been planning this for months a back to school party Dia de los Muertos style. Why Dia de los Muertos style? To welcome in fall and nothing says fall more than the gorgeous colors of Dia de los Muertos! I’ve taken my sweet time preparing, “oh look there’s a squirrel” and preparing some more! I am terrible about over complicating things (just ask my better half), but sometimes I under-do things if you know what I mean…like forgetting or skipping the event because I spent too long being distracted This year we will have balloons and tassels, LOTS of tassels you cannot have a party without them. Though, we have already started school the party will officially start next weekend.

Ready to get down with some party tassels?
the collage

  • Start by completely unfolding your tissue (mine was not folded to begin with)
  • I like to stack several sheets of tissue on top of each other to cut down on cutting time
  • Now fold them in half one time
  • Cut thin strips up to about an inch or two of the edge of the fold
  • Unfold and separate the tissue
  • Roll the tissue down the middle of the open fold and when you reach the end twist the middle gently but tightly

As you roll the tissue you might have an issue with the fringe getting tangled: gently brush it out and shake it as you go. Once you finish rolling the tassel give it a final shake out for a tangle free tassel.

On a total side note: you should NOT use candles when working with things like tissue!

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Do you have any plans before you say goodbye to summer?

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  • Reply Grandmother August 22, 2014 at 9:55 am

    I know a little man who is going to be so excited!

    • Reply Heather August 26, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      It’s been non-stop questions about when the party will be!

  • Reply Teri @ The Freshman Cook August 24, 2014 at 10:38 am

    These are so cute and festive! I love the fact that you can make them in any color too! I would love if you would share these tassels and anything else you would like, at my new blog party, Celebrate It!
    It’s all about sharing how we celebrate our everyday lives!

    • Reply Heather August 26, 2014 at 5:47 pm

      Thank you doll! I will head over and add it to my list! :D

  • Reply Jess August 25, 2014 at 11:11 am

    This is such a fun idea! Love it!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  • Reply Riva August 25, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    These are ALL sorts of fantastic!! :) LOVE IT!!

  • Reply Carmody August 26, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    I love the tassels the beautiful colors. I am impressed with your Back to school party initiative?

    • Reply Heather August 26, 2014 at 5:41 pm

      Haha! Love it! :D Thank you Carmody! :D

  • Reply Jennifer @ Brave New Home August 27, 2014 at 2:54 am

    Very cute! I love that theme. No plans to say goodbye to summer. I’m in denial!

    • Reply Heather August 31, 2014 at 2:30 am

      I don’t blame you! Thank you Jennifer!

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  • Reply Amy W. August 28, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Love, love, love that color combo!

  • Reply Kristina & Millie August 28, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    These paper tissue party tassels are awesome! Love that you could do in any color and so easy! Thanks for sharing with us and you will see these at one of our parties soon!

    • Reply Heather August 31, 2014 at 2:26 am

      Thank you dolls! :D

  • Reply Joy {The Joyful Foodie} August 29, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    I found your link on Weekend Re-Treat, and I’m so glad I did! I was just thinking about making a tassel garland for my daughter’s upcoming birthday party. Thanks for the great tutorial!

    • Reply Heather August 31, 2014 at 2:24 am

      Oh I bet that will be fun! Thank you Joy!

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    Thanks for linking to Create Link Inspire at The Crafty Blog Stalker. You have been featured and pinned! Thank you for sharing.

    • Reply Heather August 31, 2014 at 2:23 am

      Thank you Katie, you made my day!

  • Reply Michelle Jamieson August 30, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Love the colors, love the idea! Hope it doesn’t rain though (lol). Micihelle

  • Reply Ashley @ August 31, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    How fun are these! Love the colors. I always love to see all the Dia de los Muertos decorations, especially the sugar skulls. Thanks for sharing, and your post will be featured in tonight’s What’d You Do This Weekend! Pinned :-)

    • Reply Heather September 5, 2014 at 5:36 am

      I can’t get enough of Dia de los Muertos! :D Thank you Ashley! Awww thank you for the feature girl!

  • Reply Sarah Nenni Daher September 3, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    I love the whole party, Heather! These are such a fun accent piece that can scale to any size location.

    Thank you for sharing at Thank Goodness It’s Thursday!

    • Reply Heather September 5, 2014 at 5:33 am

      Thank you Sarah!

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