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A Sophisticated New Year's Eve: Tissue Paper Fringed Garland

Fringed garlands are all the rage on the party scene — and with good reason! They provide a great deal of visual impact and are super easy and inexpensive to DIY. Just budget a little time to make these beauties.

For the backdrop for our New Years Eve table, five separate garlands were created then layered on top of each other. Using black tissue and some shiny silver mylar paper, our wall was incredibly festive in no time!

  • Tissue paper or mylar paper
  • Yarn or twine in the length you want your banner, plus extra for hanging
  • White glue or hot glue

How much tissue paper and twine you need will vary greatly depending on how long you need your garland. For reference, each garland I made in these pictures, I used three sheets of tissue paper.

Step 1: Fold the tissue paper in half lengthwise. Cut 1-inch wide strips up to an inch away from the fold. Don’t cut all the way through the paper! You’ll cut the papers into 8-12 inch pieces to make them more manageable when assembling.

Step 2: Open the paper and lay the yarn across the paper, with your end to tie up the garland hanging to the side. Run a line of white glue (or hot glue) along the yarn.

Step 3: Fold the tissue back in half over the yarn while the glue is still sticky. Press the tissue lightly together over the yarn to make sure the paper is well adhered around the yarn.

Step 4: Open the next sheet of tissue and lay your yarn across the middle again, overlapping the previously glued piece slightly. Once again, run a line of glue along the center of the paper and fold over the string.

Step 5: Keep adding tissue paper over the string until you’ve reached your desired length.

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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