How to Make Paper Tassels


How to Make Paper Tassels for Gift Wrapping

The other day I was reading my Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. It was the December 2015 issue.  On page 93, they had a few paper craft tutorials and one caught my eye. I love tassels for some reason and when I saw this I immediately wanted to learn how to make paper tassels for the tops of some of my Christmas gifts this year. These were perfect. My tutorial was slightly different, so I thought I’d share it today.

Time: 15 Minutes (plus drying time)


For each tassel, using a paper cutter, I cut nine 12”X.5” strips.  If you don’t have a paper cutter, you can use a cutting mat, straight edge, and utility knife. If you don’t have a cutting mat or utility knife, you can draw the lines on the paper with a pencil and use scissors to cut the strips.

Paper Tassel Paper Craft


Glue each strip as shown. I used white glue but I think a glue stick or even hot glue would work nicely too because they dry faster. Once the glue is dry, gently fold the strips down to form a tassel. Cut another small strip in a different pattern for keep it together. Use your fingers to run the along each strip to curve them out a little. Tie a piece of twine on top.

Paper Tassel Craft DIY

These are great for embellishing gifts or even to hang on your tree as ornaments. I used thick scrapbook paper which made these quite sturdy.

How to Make Paper Tassel

Check out some of my recent tutorials for Christmas ornaments and décor that match these pine cones!

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