DIY: Pretty Tissue Garland

Is there anything more feminine than ruffles, garlands and daintily folded tissue paper? Bows are a close contender, but the jury is still out. Regardless, as you know I am a big fan of simple DIY party decorations (lovingly known as “party sequins”), so when I stumbled upon member Taylor Queen‘s photo submission with instructions on how to make beautiful tissue paper garlands I was sold: a blog must be done!

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Here are Taylor’s easy instructions on how to make an adorable tissue paper garland…

Supplies: tissue paper, wire or string, and scissors

Instructions: Layer strips of tissue paper (size of strips depends on how big of a flower you want to create). Fold the strips back and forth as if you were making a fan. Cut a tiny “V” slit in the middle on both sides. Wrap a small piece of wire around the V’s and twist it like a bread tie. Twist the end of the wire into a loop so you can string through the loops to make garland.


Thanks for this fun DIY, Taylor! I might even string a few in my yard or across my deck for my next party… Stay tuned.

I hope everyone enjoyed Taylor’s tissue garland tutorial as much as I did. Now it’s your turn to give it a spin…

Happy crafting!

XO Lauren

P.S. I really enjoy browsing through all of the photos submitted by members… You guys are so creative! I especially love uncovering these wonderful DIY gems from your submissions, so please keep sending them in. Who knows, you could be featured in blog here on the site, too! For instruction on how to submit content, click here.

Categories: Celebrate, Craft
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  • Anna Gorbacheva

    great idea!! with this garlands it’s very easy to make your place look fun and different for any party!:)

  • Kellie Norton

    Omg! Genius! So excited about trying this out! Thanks for sharing :)

  • mara sofia

    lovely and amazing idea!


  • Eleni Sofroniou

    So lovely! Have you thought about selling them on Etsy x

  • Kayla Queen

    that’s my sister! i taught her how to make these when she visited me a few months ago. i’m so pumped this got to be shared on here!!! :) i have thought about selling them on etsy. i have a few other garlands made from paper hearts, too, that are cute. i’m going to have to get these on my shop now! so exciting. thanks so much lauren for featuring this! :)

  • Lindsey Hale

    Lauren- Great inclusion on the site! I made these for my wedding a few weeks ago! I made individual tissue paper ‘puffs’ and put them on the aisle for decorations. It saved a TON of money on flowers and it was everyone’s favoirite part of the wedding! Picture here:

  • Kathryn Heater

    I found these flowers on a diy website and I’m making a big collection of different colors to match my sheets to hang above my bed.

  • Kara Endres

    I love that.. so pretty and festive. I’ve been wanting to make some kind of garland like that.. thanks Taylor (and Lauren for posting it!).

    Sprinkles in Springs

  • Taylor Queen

    i’m so glad everyone loves them! thanks to my sister, i finally have a craft i can do and love it! kayla is much craftier than I. Thanks Lauren for blogging aout this!

  • Gwenyth Voyer-mcgiver

    Im going to try this as a decoration for my Brothers post wedding party. Ill post a picture when I do. Love this idea.

  • saffy bt

    great idea! simple @ less expensive.i like the color too… :3

  • Sara Hussain

    Creative <3

  • Megan Fisette

    The flower ones are cute. But I’m gonna use the small photo with the bannerish ones that have hearts on them as inspiration for the one that I’ll make for my mom’s birthday.

  • mary1024

    So cute! I was able to find a video showing how to do this and will try it soon.

  • Madeleine Wright

    i am FOR SURE making these for my apt this year! SO CUTE!



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