Tissue paper flowers are so easy and inexpensive to make and add a huge impact to a room. Today I thought I would share my tutorial for DIY Giant Tissue Paper Flowers. You can make 2 of them in 5-10 minutes and they cost 50 cents each! Can’t beat that.
This is the perfect craft for people who say “Oh I’d love to make that… but I’m not crafty.” Trust me. You are crafty enough to make these.
I shared pictures yesterday in Turtle’s 1st Birthday Party post so today I thought I would share how to make them.
What You Need:
- Tissue paper in your favorite colors. You will need 10 sheets of paper per flower. These packages are $1.00 each at Dollarama and make 2 flowers.
- String -OR- yarn -OR- fishing line -OR- pipe cleaner -OR- probably even a twist tie… anything that you can tie around the tissue paper.
Step 1: Count out 10 sheets of tissue paper and lay them out stacked on top of each other on a flat surface. The shorter side of the tissue paper should be facing you as pictured.
Step 2: Accordion fold your tissue paper making each fold approximately 1 inch wide. Fold all the way to the end of the tissue paper. (The above picture is the halfway point… keep folding until you reach the end of the paper.)
Step 3: Tie the string around your tissue paper at the halfway point of the paper. (Most tissue paper will have a crease, if not just eyeball it or if you want to be more exact fold your tissue paper in half to see where your string should go.) Double knot your string.
Step 4: Cut your petal shape out of each end of the tissue paper. (I have the same rounded shape cut out of the opposite end of the tissue paper that disappears off of this photo.) You can cut different shapes depending on what kind of flower you want to make. A rounded petal looks like a peony or rose. Round with slits looks like a chrysanthemum. A triangle looks like a dahlia. Rust & Sunshine has a great tutorial with different cuts for different types of flowers. I HIGHLY recommend checking out her site. She also layers different colors of tissue paper and the result is beautiful.
Step 5: One sheet at a time start gently separating and fluffing your flower. Work gingerly so as not to tear the tissue paper.
Work back and forth from one side to the next.
And quickly a flower will start to emerge!
Voila! Your finished flower! Wasn’t that easy?
Now decorate with them. Hang them around the room, use as a centerpiece, make a focal wall, or line them up along a pony-wall and around the birthday cake like we did at Turtle’s Birthday party.
We made these flowers for my sister’s wedding, and the result was beautiful! Check out the arch.
Questions? Comments? Let me know. I love hearing from you!