Friends, I needed a cute background to a mimosa bar I was making. And . . . it needed to be inexpensive. After searching Pinterest I came across the most beautiful and budget friendly tissue paper garland. Problem solved.
I love a good party. Take the Two-tti fruity party for Evelyn’s 2nd birthday, or maybe the Friendsgiving party I throw each year. In all my parties though, I had yet to make any kind of fringy tissue paper garland. Gosh was I missing out!
Fringe garland can be created from tissue paper, making the price point and ability to put it together quickly a perfect background to my Valentines mimosa bar.
Fringe Garland Supplies
- Tissue paper in preferred colors
- Nails or command hooks to hang
For this quick how to tissue paper garland, you’ll need to decide on length based off the space you plan to hang it. Take your string and cut from end to end of planned area, and work from there.
Iron you tissue paper – carefully
I’ll be the first to admit, I hate ironing. It’s one of the chores around the house I dread the most, but . . . ironing this tissue paper (on the lowest setting possible) helps remove the lines from packaging and trust me, it makes the finished product even more stunning. Fold in half and iron.
Create using one tissue per section
Taking one tissue paper, fold the same edge over again 1/2 inch. Place string under folded flap and secure sting into fold with tape. Continue doing this with all the tissue papers, alternating colors if desired, until string is full.
I used clear packing tape that was 2 inches wide to secure string into banner.
Cut up banner until just below fold. Make each strip of paper about 1/4 inch wide.
Once done, flip fringe over to display side (tape should be facing wall) and pin into place! It’s that easy!
All this really takes is a bit of time. So after dinner tomorrow night, (or whenever you have a party looming) sit down to your favorite Netflix series, push play and start making those banners. It’s an easy project that requires next to no brain power, making it the perfect craft to binge watch shows too. What can I say, I’m a helper. 😉
Happy garland creating friends! Make sure to tag me over on instagram and show off your creation!