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Tissue Paper Tassel Garland

Materials and tools

  • tissue paper (we used 20" x 30" pieces, each piece makes 4 tassels)
  • scissors
  • ribbon or twine for hanging

Directions

Cut one tissue paper piece in half. Fold one of the halves of the tissue paper in half and then in half the other way. Cut strips towards the fold to create fringe, stopping at about 1 inch before the folded edge. Once all strips are cut, unfold the tissue and cut in half so you have 2 sheets with fringe (to make 2 tassels). Begin rolling tightly down the middle crease. Continue rolling and then then twist tightly to create a loop for hanging. Repeat to create additional tassels in various colors. String onto ribbon or twine.

wreathswrapping paper tube wreath and boughs

Materials and tools

  • wrapping paper tubes (paper towel or toilet paper tubes can also be used)
  • plate to use as a guide
  • ruler
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun and glue

Directions

Flatten the tubes and cut into 2 inch widths.

For the boughs - Arrange on a flat surface starting with a main point to build off of. Once the design is pleasing to you, use a hot glue gun to attach pieces together where they touch.

For the wreaths - arrange tube pieces around a plate at a consistent angle. Hot glue pieces where they touch. Add another row around the the first except angle the pieces the opposite way. Continue adding rows to create the size wreath you would like.

paper buntingpaper bunting

Materials and tools

Directions

Cut out the template. Fold paper over 6.5 inches. Trace the template onto the paper, placing the top edge along the fold of the paper. Cut out. Unfold the piece and glue or staple the ribbon to one side of the inside. Continue with multiple colors and patterns, spacing them about 2 inches apart.

paper poinsettiaspaper poinsettias

Materials and tools

Directions

We used 3 different sized flowers. Listed are the amount of petals needed for each size.

  • large flower (6 large petals, 5 medium petals, 6 small petals, 1 center, 1 cardboard base)
  • medium flower (6 medium petals, 6 small petals, 1 center, 1 cardboard base)
  • small flower (10 small petals, 1 center, 1 cardboard base)

Cut out the template pieces. Trace on to colored paper and cut. Fold all petals in half to give texture and shape. Be sure to cut a small slit in the center base of each petal.

For the large flower - start with the circle cardboard base and the largest petals. Use hot glue to attach the petals around the base overlapping the slit base of the petal to add dimension to the flower. Once all the large petals are placed, hot glue the medium then small petals in the same fashion. Finally hot glue the center piece to cover up the base of the petals and give a finished look.

For the medium and small flowers - follow the same steps for the large flower only using the amount and number of petals listed above.

bowssmall paper bows

Materials and tools

Directions

Print the template on patterned or colored cardstock. Cut out pieces. Take the longer piece and put double sided tape in three spots on the wrong side- the two ends and the very middle. Bend the ends to the middle and attach in the center. Use the tape to attach the back piece. Place double sided tape on the small rectangle and wrap around the center of the bow creating a nice finish. We attached ours to a long ribbon using hot glue.

This project is originally from the Ellinee blog! We love how you can use them on gifts as well!

vintage chartdiy vintage chart

Materials and tools

  • sheet wrap (we used some of our cavallini and co. sheet wrap)
  • two 3/4 inch half round wooden dowels
  • hot glue gun and glue
  • twine or string

Directions

Note: These directions are for a single sided vintage chart.

Lay the piece of sheet wrap you are using front side up on a flat surface. With the hot glue gun, glue a strip of glue across the top of the sheet wrap. Quickly place the flat edge of the wooden dowel on top of the strip of glue and press and hold for at least 30 seconds. Repeat this step across the bottom edge of the sheet wrap.

Once the glue is dry and the dowels are secure, take a piece of twine (length depends on your preference) and tie one end to the top right side of the dowel and tie the other end to the top left side of the dowel. Now your vintage chart is ready to hang on your wall!

rosettespaper rosette wall

Materials and tools

  • colored paper (we used some of our holiday sheet wrap and waste not roll wrap)
  • doilies
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun and glue
  • large piece of cardboard

Directions

Take two rectangular pieces of the paper the same size and accordion fold them. Fold each of the accord ian folded pieces in half making a fan shape and glue two of the edges together. Then join the remaining edges of the two pieces together for a complete circle. Hot glue between some of the inner folds to keep it together even better.

Use various sizes of paper to create the different sizes. Layer with doilies and hot glue to a large piece of cardboard to hang on the wall.

Find this and many other fun ideas on our Pinterest page! There are so many unique and fun projects that can be created with our assortment of papers and products!

Ideas for many occasions and do-it-yourself projects:

  • invitations
  • table top
  • paper crafts
  • inspiration for our bridal shows
  • holidays

 


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