Graduation Garland

Summer is almost here! Hip! Hip! Hooray! I absolutely love how late the sun sets. I'm trying to appreciate every moment of daylight knowing soon enough it'll be in short supply. With this time of year comes graduation season! To celebrate one of the graduates in my life, I wanted to make a "Congratulations" banner with graduation hats, and to practice making tassels. This seemed like the perfect small scale project to start with.

In this project I used fifteen 3 x 3 inch navy blue squares, navy blue brads, silver tissue paper, a good pair of scissors, my hot glue gun, 1/8 circle punch, and silver glitter letter stickers.

I used one of the extra squares to act as a template for the position of my brad.

I used a pin to poke the initial hole, then widened it with the brad.

To guide me through the tassel construction, I used the tutorial from Linen, Lace & Love. I was able to make all of my tassels from half a sheet of tissue paper.

Next I wrapped the tassel around the brad, and secured it with my hot glue gun. I trimmed most of the tassels so they didn't overwhelm the size of the squares. I used my 1/8 inch punch in the top corner, applied the letter stickers, and strung the banner.

Congratulations to the Class of 2015!