Earth Day is coming up Wednesday April 22. I remember when my kids were little, we used to throw Earth Day parties to help teach them all about Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Now, with both kids in school, one of the challenges we face with is the dearth of papers that come home with them each week. We’re automatic experts at the Recycle part, and today’s DIY project helps us with the Reuse part of the triple R equation.
Earth Day Party
I’ve put together a simple, easy, inexpensive Earth Day party tablescape that I’ll be sharing on the blog tomorrow.
Today, I’m sharing the tutorial for the DIY tassel garland that I made for the party inspiration, using recycled school papers that the kids brought home.
You’ve likely seen tissue paper tassel garlands on other sites and all over Pinterest. Even though I know tissue paper doesn’t cost that much and you may already have some in your house, I also know that if you have kids like I do, you’ve got a ginormous pile of multi-colored papers that the kids have brought home from school. May as well give those papers a second life!
The green, blue, and yellow copy paper were perfect to go with an Earth Day theme!
DIY Recycled Paper Tassel Garland
What you’ll need:
1. Take one piece of paper and fold it in half. Fold it in half again lengthwise.
2. Cut strips, then unfold the paper.
3. Cut in half and separate the pieces.
4. Unfold each paper again and separate.
5. Start to roll up lengthwise.
6. Once rolled, twist the middle section gently into a loop.
7. Cross over the sides and, using a glue gun, glue together at the meeting point.
String together and hang.
After Earth Day, you can reuse this DIY recycled paper tassel garland yet again to decorate a children’s room, home office, utility room, family command center, or even under cover away from the elements as an outdoor patio garland.
Coming up this week on Urban Bliss Life:
Tomorrow, I will share the details of my Earth Day party tablescape.
Wednesday, I’ll share some eco-friendly wines to help you celebrate Earth Day in style with your friends!
Friday, I’m excited to share my recipe for a tasty dairy-free dessert recipe that uses up a favorite Girl Scouts cookie.
Saturday, I share a fabulous new-ish brunch menu in Portland.