I’m baaaaack! Ok, I wasn’t gone for that long and really you probably didn’t miss me too much because you were all enjoying the wonderful Christmas holiday! Well I sure missed you and am excited to get back to this happy place after a short holiday breather. First of all I hope you all had a Christmas as beautiful as you are and are all gearing up to ring in a new year. Oh! And of course, Happy New Years Eve! Speaking of New Years, I kind of think this holiday can sort of get lost in the shuffle. Hear me out… We have all of November to prepare for stuffing ourselves into oblivion, then we have an entire month to decorate & celebrate Christmas time! After that, we get just a week to switch gears for the New Year festivities. That’s hardly enough time to reflect on the past year, lessons learned, and all that jazz; however, we just have no choice but make it work! In attribute to the minimal transition period, and my love for simple, easy adornments, here’s one you can make – maybe even with leftover Christmas wrapping.
What you’ll need: tissue paper, hot glue gun, scissors, and twine or rope. (I just removed my entry way rope and hung twine. The hooks that held the rope, and now twine, have beautifully transitioned from Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and now New Year’s!)
Take one piece of tissue paper (one piece makes 4 tassel’s… I KNOW) and fold length wise, width wise, and then length wise again. As I like to say it hotdog style, then hamburger style, and hotdog style again.
Once it is all folded, cut strips leaving about two inches at the top. I found it easiest to place a weight at the top of the paper and then hold it from the folded side.
Unfold it once and cut down the center.
One of the sections will have to be cut length wise to leave you with four separate pieces, fringed on both ends. You’re ready to start twisting!
Take one piece at a time and roll the uncut section. Do your best not to let the fringe get tangled as you roll, it helps to gently run your fingers through the fringe.
This is a good time to plug that hot glue gun in.
Twist. Twist. Twist.
Form a loop and glue at the base.
Repeat the steps until you’ve reached the desired quantity. I used three pieces of each color tissue paper.
String all your tassels and there you have it!