Friday, September 25, 2009

How to Make Tissue Paper Flowers

We make tissue paper flowers on a regular basis in our household, and I've blogged about them before here and here. We have even been known to make spontaneous deliveries of these to our local assisted living center! During the Fall and Winter months, they can be a nice reminder of warmer weather, and they always look so bright and cheerful! I thought I would share our tissue paper flower technique with you. It's very easy!

First, cut 3 sheets of tissue paper about 5 x 7 " or so (you can just eyeball it). Begin folding the shorter end accordion style with folds about every 1/2 inch.


Gather the center of the flower by wrapping a pipe cleaner around it as shown.


Now, snip the ends of the tissue paper to make points. This will give the petals a nice shape.


Carefully separate the layers of tissue paper....


And enjoy your beautiful flower! We've sprayed ours with a little perfume to make them smell nice too.

So bright and cheerful, and very frugal!

21 comments:

Val in the Rose Garden said...

My friend Sarah just made about a hundred of these for her daughters spanish birthday party... they were EVERYWHERE and it looked like so much work. If I had only seen this first. ;) lol... Beautiful! These will be on our to do list soon as we need a little 'sunshine' in our house again.

Val

danita said...

these would be great for day of the dead/all souls day! you'd have to do them all in shades of oranges and yellows!

Christy said...

I'm so glad you posted this. I have wanted to make these for a while and I always forget about it. Thanks.

Wendy said...

Thank you for showing this! I've tried making these once before using directions from a magazine & it did not work!

maryanne said...

You know, I once made 250 of these as props for a play when I was in high school...

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

These are great! I love the color combinations that you used!

Infant Bibliophile said...

Thank you for sharing your secret; those are so cute. I guess I need to buy some tissue paper. I was wondering if you've ever tried the same method with fabric. That I have plenty of. :)

Jessica said...

Beautiful idea! I just sent this link to my sister to see if she would be interested in making these as table toppers for her wedding next year!!

Thanks for sharing!!

The Activity Mom said...

Thanks for the tutorial! It's been forever since I've made one of those and I forgot how fun that is. What a neat idea for an inexpensive decoration for a ton of occasions!

Whimsical Creations said...

So fun! My sister had them at her bridal shower.

Night Owl Mama said...

I remember making these for a girlscout float back when I was 13 SO fun I'll have to let my daughter make some too

Valerie said...

@ Val in the Rose Garden -- That sounds like such a lovely party! We've made these several time for Cinco de Mayo, and it's always a hit with the kiddos. So much fun!

@ danita -- Oh, I love that idea!! Orange is Emily's favorite colors, so I know she would be all for it. :-)

Valerie said...

@maryanne -- Wow! That's a LOT of tissue paper flowers!!!

@ Infant Bibliophile -- I've never tried making these with fabric, but what a great idea! If you make some, I'd love to see how they turn out.

Sherry said...

Thanks for the post! I bought so MUCH tissue paper on clearance beatiful bright colors, now I have something to do with it YAY!

Lisa said...

these are wonderful. I have a ton of bright colored tissues. I should try to make these.

Petula said...

Those really pretty. I don't think I've seen them with the edges snipped off like that and that makes it even more beautiful. That's such a good idea to take them to give to someone. Now you have my brain working on who I can make some for to giveaway.

Petit Elefant said...

Those are awesome!

Stephanie Griffith said...

We used to make those when I was a kid and I'd totally forgotten about them! Thanks for the reminder!

Anonymous said...

We made some of these immediately after I read your blog! They are so pretty :) We are giving them to our Grandma who needs a little cheering up:) She will love them! Thanks so much!

~ amanda

tali buchler said...

i used to make tissue flowers this way when i was young. i have forgotten all about it. thank you for the remind. i will have to show this to my girls tomorrow.

tali

love your blog

Moment to Moment said...

another great idea, and so easy,
so happy to have come across your blog, looking forward to explore more!!

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