DIY Paper Tassels + Gift Wrapping Inspiration

Are you a tape-the-paper-to-the-box-kinda-person, or, are you the type who wraps with such proficiency you never need to tape to the box?  I’m actually both.  I like to keep my gift receivers guessing.  There’s nothing like watching someone try to slide the  box out of the paper and it just.won’t.budge.  🙂

Gift Wrapping Inspiration Blog Hop featuring a Paper Tassel

If you are in the middle of a wrapping marathon, like me, do I have a treat for you!  If you are looking for gift wrapping inspiration I have it for you in spades today.  I’ve organized a whole group of my blogger friends to deliver wonderful ideas for your gift wrapping inspiration.  If you are visiting from one of my friend’s blogs…welcome!

I’m Nancy and I work at turning our builder grade Florida island home into my dream home one DIY, craft, and decor project at a time.

I really love wrapping paper, ribbon, and paper crafts.

Gift Wrapping Inspiration Blog Hop featuring a Paper Tassel

 I kinda can’t pass ribbon by when I see it on sale so this was a perfect excuse for me to craft some paper tassels and take my Christmas gift wrapping up a notch.

Gift Wrapping Inspiration Blog Hop featuring a Paper Tassel

Aren’t these little paper tassels cute?  They are so easy to make.  I have a little tutorial for you later on in this post.

Gift Wrapping Inspiration Blog Hop featuring a Paper Tassel

This first collection are my deer inspired gifts.  It’s hard for me to get into “snowy” looks here on the island, but we do have deer.  I tend to do two completely different looks each season.

A comfortable look that is homey and festive, and a fancy look.  I think this is a metaphor for my life.  On the one hand, I love the comfort of jeans and a t-shirt, but there is always the desire to be one of those women who does her grocery shopping in “fancy” attire…the dueling sides of my personality (although as I get older comfort seems to be winning).

Gift Wrapping Inspiration Blog Hop featuring a Paper Tassel

Nothing says Christmas like bright pops of red.  Pairing it with black and white gives it a more current look while maintaining some of the traditional feel.

Gift Wrapping Inspiration Blog Hop featuring a Paper Tassel

Little paper tassels don’t have to be made just from scrapbook paper though.  I used gift wrapping paper to make this next set of paper tassels in the fancy look.

Gift Wrapping Inspiration Blog Hop featuring a Paper Tassel

Gift Wrapping Inspiration Blog Hop featuring a Paper Tassel

I never buy a random roll of wrapping paper.  It either needs to fit into one of my color schemes, or, I need to find coordinating papers right then and there.  You can do so much with coordinating papers that I never walk out of the store with just one roll.  In this next photo you can see I used the striped paper to wrap the present.

Fancy Gift Wrapping Inspiration using scrapbook paper

Gift Wrapping Inspiration Blog Hop featuring a Paper Tassel

The above gift topper was brought to you by the scrapbooking aisle.  I made a paper fan from scrapbooking paper and topped it off with a gold doily and a scrapbooking embellishment.  Look beyond the gift wrapping section of the store to find new and creative gift wrapping inspiration.

Gift Wrapping Inspiration Blog Hop featuring a Paper Tassel

I told you I couldn’t pass pretty ribbon by.  Who wouldn’t love to receive a gift with this ribbon on it?

Gift Wrapping Inspiration Blog Hop featuring a Paper Tassel

As promised, you will find below the paper tassel tutorial.  It’s so easy…seriously…anyone can make them.

DIY Paper Tassels and Christmas Gift Wrapping Inspiration

Step 1:  Gather glue gun; paper; scissors; ribbon/string; small round object (like end of child’s paint brush)

Step 2:  Cut two strips of paper (3″ x 7.5″) and two stips (3″ x .5″) and cut “fringe” into long piece

Step 3:  Wrap around small paint brush end and roll up tightly.

Step 4:  Use hot glue to glue it closed

Step 5:  Wrap small piece around top of tassel add glue on as you wrap it around

Step 6:  Place a glob of glue down the hole on top of tassel

Step 7:  Insert ribbon into the hole and let glue set up

Step 8:  Repeat steps to make another tassel and glue to other end of ribbon

Wasn’t that so easy?  I will warn you though, making them can be addictive.  Soon you’ll have tassels on everything!

There are so many great projects and so much gift wrapping inspiration in your future.  Click on through to get some serious gift wrapping inspiration from some seriously inspiring bloggers.

Gift Wrapping Inspiration Blog Hop featuring a Paper Tassel

| The Chelsea Project | DIY Farmhouse Style |

The Chelsea Project

| The Crowned Goat | 10 Simple Gift Wrapping Ideas |

The Crowned Goat

| Diva of DIY | Burlap Wrapped Presents |

Burlap Wrapped Presents-Diva-Of-DIY

| Dixie Delights| How To Tie The Perfect Bow |

Dixie Delights How To Tie The Perfect Bow

| Slightly Coastal| DIY Paper Tassels |

Slightly Coastal-DIY Paper Tassels

| Thistlewood Farms | DIY Galvanized Metal Tags |

Thistlewood Farms-DIY Galvenized Metal Tags

  1. Coco

    December 9, 2016 at 7:15 am

    Nancy, I am crazy for these cute tassels! They are super creative and a totally fabulous. Thanks so much for putting this blog tour together. It’s so many great ideas in one place. Hope your weekend is a fun one, CoCo

    1. Nancy

      December 9, 2016 at 8:35 am

      Thanks Coco! Your packages are so beautiful! I’m kinda thinking my tassel obsession is going to carry me right through to Valentine’s Day.


  2. KariAnne Wood

    December 9, 2016 at 8:20 am


    Those are the CUTEST! I love, love, love the idea of the tassels, but that stag ribbon stole my heart. 🙂

    Where did you get it?

    It’s been so much fun wrapping with you today!

    Merry Christmas,

    1. Nancy

      December 9, 2016 at 8:37 am

      Thank you karianne! I’m sure the people in Joanne’s thought I was crazy when I gasped out loud at that stag ribbon. The bonus was…it was 70% off on Black Friday.

      It was a lot of fun wrapping with you today too!


  3. Susie from The Chelsea Project

    December 9, 2016 at 9:27 am

    What a great post! I am thrilled to have learned how to make tassels. And now, I will always stroll through the scrapbooking section for creative wrapping products and ideas. And that stag ribbon. Hello! Thanks so much for organizing this wrapping hop! All of the ideas are so perfect and will fit so many different styles of decor. Happy Holidays! ~~Susie from The Chelsea Project

  4. Shirley@Housepitality Designs

    December 10, 2016 at 12:18 am

    Beautiful wrapping inspiration and love those homemade tassels!!!!

  5. Amanda @ Dixie Delights

    December 12, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Nancy, ALL of your gifts look gorgeous but i DO love the addition of the paper tassel. Such a fabulous idea. Thanks for organizing this great hop!! xo

  6. Leanne from Diva of DIY

    December 12, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    When I started ready I thought for sure I would pick the first group of packages but those elegant ones are beautiful! Guess that shows my crazy rustic modern style! Thank you for organizing an amazing wrapping blog hop!

  7. Lory at Designthusiasm

    December 13, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Nancy, these are all so beautiful!! I’m partial to the gold ones but they’re all really quite lovely. And omg, love the tassels!! Well done… 🙂


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