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Outdoor PATRIOTIC Tassel Garland

This outdoor PATRIOTIC tassel garland costs less than $5 to make!

Outdoor Patriotic Tassel Garland
I do love a good patriotic project, but this one is stealing my frugal heart!

At a mere $4 to create, this may be one of my new favorite crafts.

Allow me to introduce you to my new Outdoor Patriotic Tassel Garland!!

Making garland and buntings are a favorite pastime of mine, but I only have so many places to put them.

Inside, that is!

Now that I have an outdoor option I may hang them from every tree in my yard!

Outdoor Patriotic Tassel Garland
For this project you need 3 plastic rectangular tablecloths in each red, white, and blue as well as a clothesline.

You can find all of these items at the Dollar Store!

Or, if you don’t have one of those nearby, you can find them for a little bit more online (affiliate link).

Outdoor Patriotic Tassel Garland
Cut the tablecloths into 1 inch strips.

To do this easily:

1) Pull the tablecloths directly out of the plastic casing and lay it on a flat surface.

2) Unfold it one time to the right then begin cutting the strips. When you pull open the strip, the length will be the width of the tablecloth.

3) Continue to unfold to the right as you go.

Outdoor Patriotic Tassel Garland
Once you have cut all 3 tablecloths into strips, gather the ends of 1 each of a red, white, and a blue strip in your fingers.

Repeat so that you have 6 strips total in your fingers.

Fold the length of the strips in half.

Make a knot where the strips are folded in half so that a 1-inch loop remains.

Continue these steps until you run out of strips.

You should end up with approximately 45 tassels.

Outdoor Patriotic Tassel Garland
Thread the tassels onto the clothesline.

Tie the clothesline wherever you intend to hang your garland.

Since the tassels are made of plastic they should hold up outside for quite a while.

Outdoor Patriotic Tassel Garland
The strands rustle in the breeze.

It’s just dreamy!

Outdoor Patriotic Tassel Garland
While you can surely make these in any color scheme, I do love the red, white, and blue for summer!

They would be fun to coordinate for any outdoor party though.

Think birthdays, weddings, graduations, and more!

Outdoor Patriotic Tassel Garland
If you leave the garland outside all summer, it will probably be ready to trash by the end of summer.

But then you’re only out the $3 for the cost of the tablecloths.

And you can easily make another one for the next summer!

Outdoor Patriotic Tassel Garland
I hung my outdoor patriotic tassel garland over our hammock.

The tassels rustling in the breeze while you swing on the hammock is super relaxing!

Where would you hang your tassel garland outdoors??

>> See where I party! <<



This post was originally shared June, 2015.

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Wednesday 30th of June 2021

Yay! I love this!! So cute, simple and affordable. I am in the middle of making one right now and am loving it so far! Thanks for sharing!

Kristi Dominguez

Monday 27th of May 2019

This is such a fun and festive decoration idea!


Monday 20th of May 2019

So festive!


Monday 19th of June 2017

Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party @DearCreatives

Carol ("Mimi")

Friday 16th of June 2017

Genius!! I never would have thought to do this. But, it's cute, simple, and inexpensive. Just my kind of project!! I will definitely be making this for my July 4 porch decorations. Thanks

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