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DIY Tutorial: Colorful Tissue Fringe Garland

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DIY Tissue Fringe Garland

I’m excited to share a colorful, easy, and super budget-friendly party DIY with you today! I used these Tissue Fringe Garlands in a recent Fiesta-themed project, but they’re really versatile enough to incorporate into all sorts of celebrations. And as simple as they seem, there are definitely a couple tricks to making them work well – including folding the tissue paper a very specific way (or else the panels can randomly fall apart on the twine, which we don’t want, of course!). Here’s how you make them…

You’ll Need:
– Tissue Paper (each sheet makes 2 garland panels)
– Scissors
– Tape
– Binder Clip
– Twine (or other string)

1. Start with one sheet of tissue paper, folded in half lengthwise so you have a very long rectangle – then fold the rectangle into fourths. (Just ignore the existing creases in the paper when creating the new folds.) Secure the fold with a binder clip.

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2. Trim about 1.5 inches off the bottom of the folded rectangle. This step is optional – I just like the look of my garland panels to be a little “boxier”!

3. Use scissors to fringe the tissue paper, starting from the bottom and cutting a little more than half way up.

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4. Remove the binder clip and lay the tissue paper out flat, then cut it in half. You now have 2 separate garland pieces.

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5. Fold each fringe panel in half, and secure the open sides with tape.

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6. To make “stringing” the panels easier, fold & crease them at the top first, then lay the twine (or string) down inside the crease, and secure it with tape.

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The tape should not touch the twine at all – this way you can slide and adjust the garland panels as necessary.

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And you’re done! Repeat the process to make more fringe panels, and be sure to mix up the colors for an extra-festive look. (P.S. We took the below shot after this garland had been stored for a couple weeks and brought back out, so please excuse the extra creases in it!)

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Happy Celebrating!

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

8 responses to “DIY Tutorial: Colorful Tissue Fringe Garland”

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  4. David Head says:

    great easy way of decorating

  5. thanks alot easy decorration

  6. thanks alot easy decorration

  7. thanks alot easy decorration