Kay, I learned this technique from Jen at The Project Girl, and let me just say, GENIUS! I was planning on making a gazillion tassels and stringing them close together to get this look, but this was so much faster and I ended up with such fat and fluffy strands, I’m in LOVE!
All the girls loved them too, at the park, after the party was over, Computer boy “accidentally” let one go, tassels and all, then he used the other one as a punching ball, until the balloon detached and flew away, so we were left with just a strand of tassels/fringe and all the little girls at the park loved it. They used it as a boa while they played all afternoon.
Like the tassels take all the sheets of tissue you’ll be using and stack them up. Using a sharp rotary blade cut down the center (fat center, not long center) so you are ending with two rectangles. Fold that in half again (I wasn’t interested in length for the balloons so I folded then hot dog style so the fringe was shorter than I did for the tassels) and lay over a slotted ruler and cut your fringe towards the folded edge but not all the way through I left like 1 inch).
Now lay out a long ribbon, the length you want plus extra for tying to the balloon and weight, and start laying the folded side of the tissue down. I wanted it really full and went with 8 layers, but you totally don’t have to do that, you can go with longer fringe and less if you want as well. Then I stapled every 3-4 inches or so!
And DONE! I seriously loved how it turned out, it was SUPER fast and the girls loved helping me with this project! I will DEF be using this again in the future, and probably often! How about you? do you have a favorite decoration you like to use at parties?