Tissue Paper Chain Decor

My tutorial for this week is super easy and super cheap:

I made this cute chain out of tissue paper to spruce up the window in my dorm. Here's how to make it!


-Tacky Glue
-Paper Punch
-Tissue Paper

I got my tissue paper at walmart for $1 a pack, but you really only need one sheet of each color, so you people who don't live out of a dorm room and actually have stuff like tissue paper laying around may not even have to buy anything for this project!!


Step One: Punch out a bunch of shapes using your paper punch. I folded the tissue paper a couple times so it went faster.

I used three different colors for mine:

Step Two: Dab a little tacky glue on one cutout, and place it on a piece of thread with another cutout on top.

That's really all there is to it! I alternated back and forth with my three different colors, and then cut the string into different lengths and hung them up above my window.

Hard to get a nice picture with the sun, but it adds a nice pop of color to the room!

I'm linking this project up to all the parties in my header!

PS: Don't forget I'm starting my very own link party this Wednesday! Grab my button awhile :)

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  1. Rebecca, I love this window decoration!! This is so pretty & artsy, but you can make it even in browns for seasonal colors or... well, obviously you know, lol. Also, I'll see you next Wednesday ;-)

  2. That's adorable! I love simple crafts like this--they're usually the most satisfying :)

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  4. I love this, cause most of the garland I've seen requires sewing and I don't sew. So kuddos to you.

  5. oh I LOVE this! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. What a great idea. These would look beautiful it my girls room. I would love for you to share it on More The Merrier Monday's Link Party!!


  8. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. Thanks for creating such a great blog that is overflowing with fab inspiration!! I love it.

  9. That is too fun! I think it turned out so cute, great job!


  10. So cute I would love it if you linked up to the Glitter Party! http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/04/running-with-glitter-3-link-party.html

  11. This is awesome! Great job girl!!

  12. What a great idea! So clever and cheery. Thanks so much for sharing!

  13. What a fun garland! Love your blog design. Visiting from Show and Tell at Blue Cricket.
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  14. adorable...Sophie would LOVE to make these with me. I really need to invest in some of those punch thingys! Thanks for linking this up!

  15. oooh so simple and springy...love it!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

  16. This is a great idea and so cute! We may make some for Easter using easter egg shapes and hang them in our classroom for some cheer! Simply elegant for a doomroom spring spruce up!

  17. Fab idea! Might just try this for my dd's room window :)

    Stopping by from Serenity Now :)


  18. Love the colors! Thanks for stopping by and linking, have a wonderful weekend!

  19. So simple & cute! What a fun idea. Thank you for linking to my K.I.S.S. blog bash this past week. I so appreciate you taking the time to share your charming craft. Tomorrow is another blog bash, please drop by & share more of your inspiring ideas!

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  20. That is so pretty dangling in the window! Thanks for sharing!