February 7, 2013

Saw it. Pinned it. Did it. - Tissue Paper Garland

Y'all...my trip to Vegas and tour of the Zappos headquarters was nothing short of incredible! Something I've never experienced before so I'm excited to share more about it later!! If you ever have the opportunity to visit Zappos...GO! 

I mean...I only got to sit at the CEO's desk...err-cubicle. Yes. Tony Hsieh has a cubicle! (And a very messy one, at that!)

But like I said...more on that later! 

Today we're all biznass for the weekly Saw it. Pinned it. Did it. link up yo!

Now that we're in our new home, I've quickly found out that if there's one thing in this life I absolutely love it's hosting parties, dinners, showers, you name it. There's just something about running around like a mad woman cleaning, cooking and decorating that totally puts me in my happy place. Weird. I know.

With a potential housewarming party plus lots-o-babies and weddings on the way...I was so inspired when I found this pin for DIY tissue paper tassel garland (say that five times fast...):


 Aaaand here's the version I created!

Simple, inexpensive and totally makes a statement. Precious, right?!


Here are the easy peasy steps:


::make your own::

1. To begin, fold your tissue paper in half and then in half again, making a square. Start cutting strips towards the fold to create the fringe, leaving about 1 inch uncut from the fold line. (My strips were about 1/2 inch thick.) FYI - one piece of tissue paper makes one tassel.

2. After all your strips are cut, unfold your tissue paper (careful not to rip it!) and begin tightly rolling your tissue paper down the middle.

3. Continue rolling down the middle, untangling your fridge as needed.

4. Fold in half and then twist creating the loop for hanging.

5. Repeat to create more tassels in various colors. Hang from string (or ribbon) and fall in love with your new DIY mantle decor!

Baby colors, wedding colors, team colors...you name it! Ooooh the possibilites! Feel free to pin this tutorial and use it for your next party or shower. I mean, I wouldn't totally hate that! ;)

Link up, y'all! There's nothing I love more than to plop my happy butt on the couch with a glass of wine and read about everyone's projects! Oh-and don't forget to head over to Katie's blog to see the adorable shelves her husby just built for her! Such a handyman that Billy is... ;)
Saw it. Pinned it. Did it.

35 comments:

  1. this is super cute and easy. had to pin it because it will be needed!

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  2. Omg I'm obsessed! I've been wanting to do one of these for awhile and I've got to do it asap! Yours turned out so fluffy and pretty! Great job Steph :)

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  3. Oh I think I need to make that for a party this weekend, that is just too cute!

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  4. this is super cute!!! such a fun idea! and looks simple and easy enough, myself who isn't creative ;)

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  5. This is such a great idea for parties and I LOVE the color combo you chose!

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  6. You know this speaks to my love language! I might make it to put in our little office room!! It'd be better if you would just do it for me but.... I guess I can.

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  7. Haha, I love Katie's comment - come on Steph, you know you want to make her one?!?!
    SO happy that I FINALLY linked up this week, and I'll be back :)
    x

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  8. Can I just say that Tony's desk is tres messy?! Omg dude, clean it up!
    That garland is super cute, I love it!

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  9. That desk is something!! Lots going on over there, lol!! Glad you had a great time there!!! LOVE the garland!! I might attempt this soon!!

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  10. oh I've been wanting to make one of those with our wedding colors for a long time now. You made it look so easy. Can't wait to try it! Very cute :)

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  11. Whoa. Obsessed!! Thank youuu for sharing this! My party planning just got a little more fun.

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  12. My friend took the tour yesterday and said it was awesome!

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    1. Wait!! So your friend may have been on my tour! I did it yesterday too!

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  13. Love these!!! You're right they seem super easy & make the perfect statement piece! Super cute!!

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  14. Love it! I made one for a party once and it took me forever!! Did you it take you a long time too? Maybe it was just me!

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    1. It took about an hour total...a little longer than I had expected but not too bad! Party/shower decor can be SO expensive so I was okay it!

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  15. Funny, I'm actually doing a case study on Zappos in one of my courses right now.
    We are discussing how Mr. Hsieh makes the company a fun place to work for his employees!
    Do you mind if I share your blog post with my class, just to prove how awesome it is that he has a cubicle? Let me know!
    Also, did you know that each Zappos employee has free access to an on-property chiropractor!?
    Sign me up!

    xoxo

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    1. Hey there! What a fun project!!?? And no-of course I don't mind! I'll do a full recap hopefully next week so feel free to share whatever you'd like! (I thought it was SO cool that he had a cubicle too!! And it's not even in a cool place...it was smack dab in the middle...no windo or anything!)

      I didn't know that abour the chiropractor but that's pretty cool! I found out some pretty neat facts so I'm going to try to share them throughout my post!

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  16. This turned out great! I actually have this on my list of DIY to-dos so I'm hoping mine will look just as cute as yours!

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  17. Oh my goodness I'm in LOVE! Adorable! :) I've been seeing these all over Pinterest!

    I linked up again this week! :) Favorite link up ever!

    xo

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  18. I just made these a few days ago for the shower I'm hosting this weekend! Love the colors you chose for yours!

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  19. I have seen this before, and never realized how easy it was to make. Thanks for sharing. I am going to have to try this out soon! Also, thanks for hosting this link up with Katey. It's one of my favorites :)

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  20. I absolutely adore this garland! I'm definitely going to keep it in mind when I host my next event! Super easy and much cheaper than buying decorations!! Thank you for sharing, this link-up keeps me doing something creative on a weekly basis and I love it!!!

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  21. I was just saying to Katie how fancy schmancy you all always are and then I realized wait a second, I COULD DO THIS ONE!! I'm def. putting this to use when I throw a baby shower later in April, so thank you!

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  22. Yours turned out SO CUTE!!!!!! I made one for my birthday (you can see it here: http://www.goodgirlstyle.com/2013/01/birthday-part-ii.html) and I was glad to see yours is a bit more 'puffy' than some of the tutorials on pinterest, too! :-)

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  23. Going to pin this! Love how easy it is!

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  24. instant living room party - love it.

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  25. When I have a reason to make this, I am!! Super cute

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  26. Well shoot. I just posted a comment and blogger freaked out. I'll try again!

    These are so cute! I'm sure you'll put them to good use for showers that you host :) My friends are married already, and no babies on the way for them... so we'll see! It's such a good idea!!!

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  27. This is really cute and seems easy enough for me to try! I'm putting together my best friend's bridal shower and this would be a great addition to the decor I'm making! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  28. Wow...that is a messy desk, but the "smart ones" are usually a mess. Haha

    LOVE the garland and perfect inspiration for V-day!

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  29. Hey! I know it's an older post but I wanna make these for a bachelorette party next weekend! Where did you get your tissue paper from?

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