Hey lovelies! Ready to make some paper tassels? I love these things. I can put therm on any gift box to give it a little bit more flair. They’re super easy to make and we’ve got a template for you to help speed things along if you need them quickly. Check out the tutorial!
For this DIY, you’ll need:
- Paper Tassel Template (optional)
- Paper cutting board
- Tape or craft glue
I’m going to show you how to create the template from scratch; but if you’re running low on time, feel free to download the template here.
Draw a horizontal line, lengthwise, in the center of the paper.
From the edge of the paper and 1/2 inch in, draw a vertical line down. Repeat this step on the opposite end as well.
Look down at your paper, and make sure it’s laying horizontally. Erase the small line that starts at the edge and meets the vertical line you just drew.
Now cut along all your lines. You should now have 2 sections. Each section will become one tassel.
Take one of those sections and begin cutting slits that are about 1/8″ wide, vertically up from the bottom. I eyeballed this, but you can draw guidelines before cutting if you want it precise. I’ve drawn a guideline to mark how high up I wanted to cut. Just be sure not to cut too far up. Leave about 1/2″ from the top. Cut the slits all the way down to the end of the paper. Repeat this with the other cardstock cutout.
Gently fold down the thin, top piece and tape it securely. But be sure not to crease it. You want it to be more of “loop” than a “fold.”
Starting from the end with the folded flap, begin rolling it around itself to form the tassel. Be sure to roll it tightly and tape it securely at the end. If you don’t like the length of the tassel, cut as much off as you want from the bottom.
And that’s it! Style these tassels on a gift box for a friend or create fun garland with them for party decorations.
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