The bridal shower and bachelorette weekend has finally passed and now my only focus is writing a toast that will promise to bring tears to everyone's eyes. That's my goal, because I have a feeling my lame jokes just won't be enough to make the guests laugh.
Now that the celebrations are over I'm excited to share one of the DIY projects I made for the bachelorette party. It took everything for me to not snap a photo and post it to Instagram once I'd finished it, just so I didn't ruin the surprise.
In addition to today's post, I've decided to start bringing you one of my many DIY projects each month!
In my true frugal fashion, I didn't want to spend a ton of money on decorations that weren't going to get used again. Not to mention, the cost of a tissue paper tassel garland on Esty can range anywhere for $15-$40! WHAT?! $40 for cut up tissue paper? I don't think so.
I hate to spend money on things that I can make myself. So, I headed to every female's favorite store, or personal hell since you can't leave without spending $100; Target.
What you'll need:
- Tissue paper in alternating colors. I picked this up at target in the clearance party isle.
- String or ribbon to string the tissue paper through.
- Tape. I opted for glitter craft tape to add a little shine.
Why you'll need it:
Step 1: Gather materials.
Step 2: Open tissue paper and fold hot dog style. You can have as many layers as you'd like. I wanted fuller tassels so I opted for a few sheets. Cut your tissue paper into 4 so that you have 4 sections to create 4 tassels.
Step 3: With each section, start from the end that isn't folded and cut into strips, stopping at about half an inch from the fold. You can make your strips as thick or thin as you'd like.
Step 4: Find the middle sheet and unfold so that you have strips on each side.
Step 5: Starting from one end, roll tightly down the middle.
Step 6: Now, take what you've just rolled and twist it.
Step 7: Take your twist and fold in half to create a loop for hanging.
Step 8: Use your tape to secure the loop, make sure to wrap it towards the bottom of the loop.
Step 9: Repeat to create additional tassels in various colors. Hang from string or ribbon.
This may quite possibly be the worst photos I've ever taken with glimpses of my wine and feet, but I honestly wasn't planning on doing a tutorial on it.
It's a simple project and can easily be done while watching tv and sipping wine as you can see above. I've seen so many creative ways to use garlands on Pinterest besides parties, such as baby rooms, offices, home decor, etc.
In all, I think I spent less than $10 making this project and as I mentioned before, they can get quite pricey when bought online. So, think before you buy, because you may be able to DIY that!