crafts & craft beers: diy tassel garlands


My bestie, Andrea (@adevvvv), and I decided to get together for one of many craft and craft beer dates, where we'll be doing a variety of DIY projects while we try some craft beers! We decided to make a DIY tassel garland today. Andrea is going to put one in her room as decor, and they also make great photo backdrops and decorations for parties and events.

Today, the beers we chose for some fun while crafting were Hanger 24's Orange Wheat and American River's Riverbend Hefeweizen Ale. We were especially excited about the American River Brewing Co. beer, as its a local craft brewery near where Andrea and I are from in Sacramento! The Tassel Garlands took us about an hour and a half to make one large one, but you could make smaller ones in less than an hour once you get the hang of it! Buy enough beer accordingly! ;)

Now that we've covered the craft beers, let's get to the crafting. You'll need a variety of tissue paper in various colors. I suggest picking a color scheme that has one tissue paper that really pops. We chose a metallic gold to do that, but to make it look great, you can use a variety of colors or an ombre theme as well! This project turns out absolutely adorable and is relatively foolproof and inexpensive. Here's what you'll need:

Materials:

-Tape OR a hot glue gun

-Scissors

-A variety of tissue papers (each sheet of tissue paper makes 2 tassels)

-String

First, take a sheet of tissue paper, and fold it in half (hamburger style):