DIY Tassel Garland

DIY Tassel Garland

I absolutely adore a Tissue Paper Tassel Garland, they’re definitely on trend right now and are an easy DIY for your next celebration.

Choose your colour theme and then you’re right to go.


Tissue Paper Garland

  • With a standard sheet of tissue paper to hand fold in half long ways, then fold in half in the opposite direction.
  • Cut strips toward the fold (no bigger than 1 cm), creating a bit of a fringe, but be sure to leave about 2 cm’s uncut at the fold line
  • Once you’ve done this unfold the tissue paper and cut it in half, (so each half has tassels on both sides. Each sheet will make two tassels in total.
  • One at a time, roll the tissue paper down the middle, do this as tight as possible, then once the sheet is rolled up fold in half so the tassels on both ends are hanging down and you’ve created a loop in the middle.

You’ve just made a tassel for your garland.  Now repeat the process with your colours of preference, then thread onto a piece of twine to hang.

I find they do move on the twine and I prefer to just stick them in place with a dab of glue from a hot glue gun to ensure they’re nicely spread across the twine.

A Punch Pinata Hub

Abigail was trawling the internet to come up with that something special for her kid’s birthday party when she stumbled across the concept of a Punch Pinata Hub.


She got her hubby to create a prototype.  She wanted something she could recycle time and time again but something that would allow her to put a unique spin on it each time.

She found a wooden container with pigeon holes and got her hubby to create a door for it, with holes cut out that aligned with the pigeon holes.

Following this she gave it a lick of paint and it was complete in its raw state, or basic shell if you will.


To set it up for individual parties, Abigail simply uses a glue stick and either tissue paper, crepe paper or wrapping paper, or all three, to the inside of the door.  Although she suggests wrapping paper and tissue paper give the most satisfying punch through.

In the images below she used a palette suitable for her 16 year old son, filled with a mixture of cool grabs, fun dress ups and novelty prizes there was something in there for everyone.


Some suggestions for teenage boys:

  • Gift Cards
  • Cash
  • Fake Moustache
  • Lolly Pop
  • Socks
  • Block of chocolate

Abigail was really happy with the finished product.  It was a huge win at her son’s 16th birthday and she is looking forward to giving the Punch Pinata Hub another run at her younger daughters upcoming birthday party where she will go for a rainbow theme.

Some suggestions for young girls:

  • Hair clips
  • Chocolate frog
  • Costume jewellery
  • Kinder Surprise
  • Uno
  • My Little Pony (or similar play toy)

The best bit about the Punch Pinata Hub is that it truly is the gift that keeps on giving.  Abigail ensured her hubby created a hub with 24 holes which means not only is this a great activity at birthday parties, it’s now an awesome Advent Calendar at Christmas too.

Thank you for sharing this awesome DIY with us Abigail, it’s always wonderful to see people’s ideas come to life.

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