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DIY Balloon Tissue Paper Tassels

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Party Photos: Charlie Juliet Photography

Balloons are the perfect addition to any party décor. They make a big statement while allowing guests to move about the party and mingle. When I hosted a large cocktail party in New York City in conjunction with the National Stationery Show earlier this summer, I knew balloons would be perfect at the party entrance and outdoor terrace.

We paired 3’ balloons with handmade tissue paper tassels for colorful and festive party decor. Here’s how to get this look for your next party.



  • Balloon Time Jumbo Helium Tank (one per balloon)
  • 3’ round latex balloons
  • Tissue paper or Mylar
  • Scissors
  • String or ribbon
  • Clear tape
  • Balloon weights


  1. To make the tissue paper tassels, fold a single sheet of tissue paper crosswise. Use tissue paper that is 20″ by 30″ flat and 20″ by 15″ folded. Be sure to fold the tissue paper crosswise so you have long tassels to accompany the large 3’ round balloons.
  2. To create the tassel fringe, use scissors to cut strips towards the fold. Each strip should be between 1/4″ and 1/2″ wide, leaving a couple of inches uncut at the fold line. Continue cutting strips all the way along the folded sheet.tassels-collage-2
  3. Once all the fringe strips are cut, unfold the tissue paper sheet and lay it flat on a table or hard surface. Carefully, roll the tissue paper tightly along the middle crease from one end to the other, making sure the fringe doesn’t get tangled or ripped.tassels-collage-3
  4. After rolling the tassel, twist the middle section to secure it, then fold and twist the tassel to create a loop for hanging. Ta da, you now have a tassel! Make as many as you’d like for each balloon.tassels-collage-4
  5. Once you have the tassels ready to go, inflate your balloons using the Balloon Time Helium Tanks. Knot each balloon and tie with string or ribbon.
  6. Lastly, it’s time to attach the tassels. Starting as close as possible to the base of the balloon, loop the twisted section around the string. Secure each tassel with a piece of clear tape.

Try adding a touch of whimsy to your party décor with DIY balloon tassels. Share your photos with us on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram.


Note: Adult supervision is required when using balloons. Please read all warnings and precautions on the Balloon Time carton.

Written by: Nole Garey

Nole Garey is the founder and editor of Oh So Beautiful Paper, which celebrates stationery as an extension of personal style. She previously worked in international diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State from 2003 – 2010 and holds an M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University, but has been passionate about design and all things paper her entire life. She currently lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, daughter, and several adorable cats.

Written by: Oh So Beautiful Paper

Oh So Beautiful Paper is a leading lifestyle and design blog featuring entertaining and party ideas, paper goods, wedding invitations, calligraphy, and delicious cocktails. Launched in 2008, Oh So Beautiful Paper reaches an audience of more than 100,000 unique monthly viewers and is a daily read for creative people around the world. Oh So Beautiful Paper is written by founder + editor Nole Garey along with a team of several contributors with columns ranging from DIY projects and tutorials to office stationery product round ups to retail trends.

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