A DIY Wedding: How to Make a Tissue Paper Garland

Having a DIY wedding can be a lot of hard work, so finding quick and easy wedding décor ideas (that look gorgeous and coordinate with your colors and bridal party attire!) will save you a lot of time and stress. Creating tassel garlands to add to your décor is a super adorable trend that can be a really easy and inexpensive project! Whether your garlands are used to jazz up the head table, add some color to a photo booth, or as a backdrop behind the bar, they’ll add a touch of personality that is picture-perfect!

How to Make a Tissue Paper Garland

How to make a tissue paper garland.

Cost - $6
Time - 2 hours for 1 person


  • A ½ sheet of 20”x20” tissue paper per tassel
  • Scissors
  • 4 ft of ribbon or twine
  • Clear tape or Washi Tape
  • Ruler (optional)
Supplies for Making a Tissue Paper Garland


    1. Take one piece of your tissue and fold it in half vertically and then again horizontally. Cut along the fold to create two separate sheets of folded tissue paper. Stack them on top of each other.

    Simple Steps for Making a Garland| How to Make a Tissue Paper Garland2. Make sure to always keep the fold at the top of the sheet you’re working with. Begin cutting thin, vertical strips into your tissue paper (about ½” apart), leaving an inch or two uncut up top.

    A DIY Wedding: How to Make a Tissue Paper Garland
    3. Unfold your sheet and lay it flat. Tightly roll the tissue along the middle, uncut portion.Twist it in half to form a loop and secure it with tape or glue.

    Learn How to Make a Tissue Paper Garland4. Complete steps 1-4 for all of your tassels. Make as many as you deem necessary.

    5. String your ribbon or twine through the loops of the tassels and voila! You’ve learned how to make a tissue paper garland!

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        Tips and tricks to your DIY wedding project.

        1. You can easily scale your garland for whatever length you may need. Keep in mind that if you go significantly shorter, your tassels should be smaller as well. Start by cutting your sheets into 10”x10” pieces and your strips should only be ¼” wide.
        2. For a super clean look, use a ruler and x-acto knife for cutting your vertical strips
        3. Use a variety of colored paper for a look that will match your wedding style! Textured tissue or foil really stand out next to the matte paper colors. .

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          Measurement Guide and Size Chart



          Taking Your Measurements


          Wearing the undergarments that you will wear with the dress, wrap the measuring tape around your back and under your arms at the fullest part of your bust.


          Stand up straight and bend to the side, the crease created is your natural waist. Wrap tape around the narrowest part of your natural waist.


          Stand with your feet together, wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips and seat.



          Ordering the Right Size:

          Compare your three measurements to the size chart above. We recommend ordering the largest of the three sizes. Our size chart is standard, meaning, it fits one general body type! With the wide variety of body types, it is rare to find an exact fit, therefore, alterations are recommended to achieve a perfect fit!

          If you have any questions on what size to order one of our representatives would love to assist you in the process. Reach out to info@kennedyblue.com or chat online M-F 10am-4pm CST.