Wednesday, March 16, 2016

DIY Tissue Paper Decorations

Two days ago, I posted pictures of the tissue paper decorations that my sister-in-law Lena made for her 13th birthday party. This morning, she sent me the tutorials that she used. Let me know how they work out for you!

DIY Tassel Garland
Picture tutorial from Inspired By Charm (click here)

DIY Party Poms/Tissue Paper Flower Balls
Picture tutorial from The Tabouli Bowl (click here)

DIY Hanging Garland
Tissue paper (in various colors)
Glue gun
String or yarn
2-inch circle for tracing (such as the bottom of an aluminum can or vase)

-Trace circles on the tissue paper using your tracing guide. (Lena made approximately 180 circles.)
-Cut out the circles using scissors. Paper punches won't work well, as they are not sharp enough to cleanly cut tissue paper.
-Glue a thin line through the center of each circle, and attach the circles to the string or yarn, making sure to space them out evenly.
-After the glue dries, cut the string to desired lengths, and tape anywhere you would like.

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  1. Anonymous3/16/2016

    Fantastic! Can't wait to try the party poms! Thanks for posting:)

  2. Anonymous3/16/2016

    Lena is very talented!
    This must have taken her hours!
    Shows initiative and independence on her part.

  3. Anonymous3/17/2016

    Compete show us your recent meal plan Ellie!

  4. Anonymous3/17/2016

    I used to live doing crafts. Your husband and in laws are reminding us of the genuine value of doing crafts!

  5. Anonymous3/17/2016

    Love doing crafts, hate auto correct...

  6. Actually those look better than the ones I buy!very cute!