GUYS, I MADE SOMETHING.  I could have bought it off Etsy but for 36 dollars (including shipping) but I decided I could make it for cheaper.

Well, it was cheaper.  It’s also uglier.  But hey, I DON’T CARE because I made it myself for my son’s birthday photo shoot and party and it’s going to go beautifully with his birthday onesie.  I had some help with the craft along the way but overall it was my vision and execution.  It is certainly not Pinterest-worthy but I’m damn proud of it.

The Inspiration:

image via Etsy

My Finished Product:

The Process:

I won’t include a detailed tutorial because I’m not the person you want to follow for this craft.  I recommend watching a Youtube instructional video; the ones I found were very helpful.

My color scheme was mint and silver with neutrals and pink for a pop of color.  There is something fresh and sweet about using a typically thought of girl color in a boy’s photo shoot.  Ignoring gender norms for the win!


Cousin Jo helped me cut, The Mother helped me cut, and The Scottish helped me cut.  I hate cutting and I’m terrible at it.  It’s embarrassing how bad I am.

This tassel below was cut by Cousin Jo and looks great!



Since my tassels would not stay in place on their own I used tape to adhere them to the cording.  It looks really pathetic up close, but it was quick and easy.  That’s how I craft or I don’t craft at all!




Ta da!

Now I have all this extra tissue paper in other colors… I might have to make a tassel garland for something else!  Or not.  Haha.

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6 Responses to “Destroy-It-Yourself: Tassel Garland”

  1. Margy

    Looks great! My BFF & I are notorious for thinking we can DIY something for “cheaper”. Our results usually end up costing 2x as much and look a bit questionable. Doesn’t matter, though… we laugh our way through. 🙂

    • Stephanie

      I know, that always happens! Luckily I kept this one to about 16 dollars and that included a new pair of scissors. Glad you guys laugh your way through it!

  2. Jenn

    I just bought a tassel garland for my daughter’s nursery, I had thought about doing it myself (I’m pretty crafty) but decided to leave it to the pros. Yours looks great though, now I wish I would of tried it myself! Good job! 🙂

    • Stephanie

      Well if it’s up in your nursery you’ll see it every day and it’s probably worth the money! We are using ours as a background in photos and then again at his party and then it’s going in the trash! 🙂



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