Tutorial- How To Make DIY Giant Tissue Paper Flowers

Learn to make DIY Giant Tissue Paper Flowers in minutes for 50 cents a flower with this easy project tutorial. Create a huge impact at you party or wedding.

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.

DIY Giant Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial 2 for $1.00 Make Beautiful Birthday Party Decorations Step 1

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.
  • Scissors
  • String -OR- yarn -OR- fishing line -OR- pipe cleaner -OR- probably even a twist tie… anything that you can tie around the tissue paper.

DIY Giant Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial 2 for $1.00 Make Beautiful Birthday Party Decorations Step 2

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.

DIY Giant Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial 2 for $1.00 Make Beautiful Birthday Party Decorations Step 3

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.)

DIY Giant Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial 2 for $1.00 Make Beautiful Birthday Party Decorations Step 4

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.

DIY Giant Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial 2 for $1.00 Make Beautiful Birthday Party Decorations Step 5

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.

DIY Giant Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial 2 for $1.00 Make Beautiful Birthday Party Decorations Step 6

Step 5: One sheet at a time start gently separating and fluffing your flower. Work gingerly so as not to tear the tissue paper.

DIY Giant Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial 2 for $1.00 Make Beautiful Birthday Party Decorations Step 7

Work back and forth from one side to the next.

DIY Giant Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial 2 for $1.00 Make Beautiful Birthday Party Decorations Step 8

And quickly a flower will start to emerge!

DIY Giant Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial 2 for $1.00 Make Beautiful Birthday Party Decorations Step 9

Voila! Your finished flower! Wasn’t that easy?

DIY Giant Handmade Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial 2 for $1.00 Make Beautiful Birthday Party Decorations Final 2

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.

Sew Creative Family Enjoying Turtle's First Birthday

Update:

We made these flowers for my sister’s wedding, and the result was beautiful! Check out the arch. 

Learn to make DIY Giant Tissue Paper Flowers in minutes for 50 cents a flower with this easy project tutorial. Create a huge impact at you party or wedding.

Learn to make DIY Giant Tissue Paper Flowers in minutes for 50 cents a flower with this easy project tutorial. Create a huge impact at you party or wedding.

Questions? Comments? Let me know. I love hearing from you! 



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'Tutorial- How To Make DIY Giant Tissue Paper Flowers' have 54 comments

  1. July 4, 2013 @ 6:38 pm Cindy Eikenberg

    Hi Chrystal! I LOVE these and your directions are wonderful. These would be so great for any holiday or celebration! Thank you so much for sharing and am pinning! If you have time, would love you to share these at our Best of Weekend party, which kicks off at 8:00 p.m. tomorrow night! Happy 4th and have a wonderful weekend.

    Reply

    • July 5, 2013 @ 10:30 am Crystal

      Thank you so much Cindy! I’ll make sure to stop by. :)

      Reply

    • April 22, 2016 @ 10:37 am Charlene

      thanks so much for sharing you ideas. Got to make some of these flowers soon.
      Your kids pictures are adorable but please tell me that you didn’t really name them Bean and Turtle!! LOL

      Reply

      • April 22, 2016 @ 11:20 am Crystal

        Thank you so much for visiting Charlene!

        LOL. No their real names aren’t Turtle and Bean. Both are nicknames. :)

        Best Wishes,

        Crystal

        Reply

  2. July 5, 2013 @ 3:06 am Charlotte

    Love these, they are so pretty and effective, thanks for sharing!

    Reply

    • July 5, 2013 @ 10:31 am Crystal

      Thank you Charlotte! They are so easy to make. Glad you like them. :)

      Reply

  3. July 6, 2013 @ 5:24 am Lorna

    Most of my wedding flowers were paper, since my husband is allergic to everything. We had them made, and they were gorgeous, but yours is the easiest tutorial I’ve found, so now I might try it myself!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Lorna

    Reply

    • July 6, 2013 @ 1:48 pm Crystal

      Thanks so much Lorna. They really couldn’t be easier. Let me know if you make them!

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

      Reply

  4. July 6, 2013 @ 12:59 pm Stephanie

    These are super cute! They would be perfect to add around my daughter room! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply

    • July 6, 2013 @ 1:50 pm Crystal

      Thank you Stephanie! I actually hung the one that I made in this picture in my daughter’s bedroom. :) She loves them. They were a big hit among the girls at the birthday party. I’d love to see pictures if you make some.

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

      Reply

  5. July 6, 2013 @ 3:39 pm PhotogCynthia

    I used to make these in high school… for proms and such. I forgot all about them. They brought back lots of memories. Saving this link so I can remember how to do them for the next party. Thanks.

    Reply

  6. July 6, 2013 @ 8:29 pm Claire Algarme

    Found your post in SITS Sharefest. This is amazing and cute! Thanks for sharing.

    Reply

  7. July 7, 2013 @ 2:52 pm Barb

    Visiting from http://www.ritewhileucan.com where we love all things of paper! These are beautiful and easy to make too as it was my teenage daughter who showed me how. After the party I used some post-it wall tags and stuck them to the wall in her room (flattened 1/2 of the flower first). They still look fantastic! I really appreciated your easy to follow instructions on here. Found you via SITSSHAREFEST linky

    Reply

  8. July 7, 2013 @ 5:27 pm Shelly- minettesmaze.blogspot.com/

    This saves sooo much $$! Great family picture! Thanks for sharing on DIY Showcase!!

    Shelly-Co-host

    Reply

  9. July 7, 2013 @ 7:52 pm Catherine

    Dear Crystal, These are beautiful decorations. I Love being creative and making things myself. It is fun and saves money too!
    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment. It is so nice to meet you in this lovely blogging world.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

    Reply

  10. July 10, 2013 @ 5:27 pm Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts

    Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at http://www.SugarBeeCrafts.com – you were featured today!! –Mandy, Sugar Bee Crafts

    Reply

  11. July 10, 2013 @ 8:16 pm Lisa@ Cooking with Curls

    Those are so much fun! Thank you for sharing at Best of the Weekend :)

    Reply

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  14. July 28, 2013 @ 7:42 am lilibeth o. padua

    love this simple craft that I can use at my daughters birthday thank you very much for the idea

    Reply

  15. July 28, 2013 @ 7:43 am lilibeth o. padua

    love this simple craft that I can use at my daughters birthday thank you very much for the idea HOPE I CAN LEARN MORE FOR MY DAUGHTER’S UP COMING DEBUT 18TH BIRTHDAY

    Reply

  16. January 17, 2014 @ 7:05 am Abhijit

    Awesome

    Reply

  17. January 21, 2014 @ 8:32 am Rabanne

    Thank you so much for these easy to follow instructions! So pleased with my tissue paper flowers!

    Reply

  18. February 5, 2014 @ 12:00 am Alex

    I also make flowers and headbands from tissue paper.

    Reply

  19. February 21, 2014 @ 1:21 am Glynn

    I am so happy with this tutorial. The directions were so easy to follow. Made these for our boss’ baby shower and they were a blast! Everybody loved it and wanted to know how to do it. Shared this link so they could try it out themselves. Thanks for this! :)

    Reply

    • February 21, 2014 @ 4:30 pm Crystal

      Thank you so much Glynn for using the tutorial and then for coming back to let me know what you think of it. It completely made my day. I’m glad they were a hit at your boss’ baby shower!

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

      Reply

  20. April 13, 2014 @ 8:35 am Bushra

    Very nice and easy!! I’ll definitely try making those.. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Reply

  21. April 30, 2014 @ 2:06 pm Rachel

    So fun! I love to see tissue paper used in such a creative way. Beautiful for spring :)

    Reply

  22. May 1, 2014 @ 3:32 am Kym

    Hi Crystal,

    My daughters birthday is in 10 days and I have been looking to make my own decorations this year! Thank you for your step by step tutorial, which is so simple to follow. This will help me create the look I wanted at the price I want. I’m definitely heading to Dollarama today!

    Thank you,
    Kym

    Reply

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  24. June 26, 2014 @ 3:24 pm Claudia

    love this!!thanks for such a great tutorial, was a little confused when it came to opening up and fluffing the tissue paper!

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  26. August 15, 2014 @ 5:27 am Sarah Helene

    Yes, I, too, recall making similar tissue paper flowers in high school. THANKS for your tutorial with only 5 EASY steps. LOVE the vivid colors of flowers you created. Wish I had a special occasion soon so I could make these FUN decorations. Sarah in Minneapolis

    Reply

  27. September 15, 2014 @ 9:42 pm Reema @ Uratex Foam

    This is beautiful and unique, I can imagine that it will look like that. Thank you for sharing your wonderful DIY idea and it is an inspiration.

    Reply

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  31. March 14, 2015 @ 1:07 pm Unique

    Very beautiful. Liked it.

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  33. October 26, 2015 @ 7:24 pm Linda Johnston

    Do you have instructions for making the smaller paper tissue flowers. I love making the large ones. Im making them for my grandson wedding
    Thank you

    Reply

    • November 4, 2015 @ 4:23 pm Crystal

      Hi Linda,

      Thank you so much for your message! I made these last year for my sister’s wedding as well. I have made them smaller before, but unfortunately I didn’t write down what I did. If memory serves me correctly, I cut the tissue paper into 4 pieces (so in half lengthwise and then in half width wise) and then I only used 5 sheets of paper instead of ten. I hope that helps! I’d love to see pictures!

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

      Reply

    • January 27, 2016 @ 9:18 pm Sonja Bailey

      I made these from Tissues when I was in the hospital having knee surgery when I was 13…many many years ago

      however this size is more fun, could even cut the tissue paper in half to get a variation of sizes thanks for bringing back memories of 50 years ago

      Reply

  34. January 23, 2016 @ 1:00 pm Loretta

    I made these out of toilet paper and Kleenex back in the 70’s in girl scouts.

    Reply

  35. January 27, 2016 @ 9:15 pm Sonja Bailey

    I made these from Tissues when I was in the hospital having knee surgery when I was 13…many many years ago

    however this size is more fun, could even cut the tissue paper in half to get a variation of sizes thanks for bringing back memories of 50 years ago

    Reply

  36. January 30, 2016 @ 10:25 am Bobbi

    Love this! I am always looking for ideas for craft time at a nursing home where I volunteer. I wonder what you and others have used to affix these once made? Do you just tie with string? Add clips? Has anyone put them on bamboo stakes for bouquet?

    Reply

    • January 30, 2016 @ 2:18 pm Crystal

      Hi Bobbi!

      Thank you for visiting. I’ve always tied the flowers to whatever I’m attaching them using the string that I tied around the tissue paper. Hope that helps!

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

      Reply

  37. March 27, 2016 @ 3:20 am Pamela

    Hi…I’m throwing a 90th birthday party for my mother=in=law in a couple weeks. I’ve been looking for something cheap to do for the table decorations. It’s an afternoon luncheon at a country club. Real flower arrangements seem too expensive and impractical. I’m not crafty AT ALL, but these seem like something I could make. About how big are they when they’re finished? I’m thinking of lining them up in the middle of the long tables that I’ve requested to be set up. Would 6 be enough on each table or 8, do you know? I might have to make 20 or more. The colors of the party are purple, pink, and, maybe, silver. So, I can use a variety of shades from those colors.. Thanks for the idea!

    Reply

    • March 28, 2016 @ 12:44 pm Crystal

      Hi Pamela,

      Oh that would be so pretty. They are great for decorating with. I love doing the flowers in variegating colors too for a different effect. :) The flowers I’d say are approximately 12 inches across. You can also cut your tissue paper into smaller pieces and use less layers to make smaller flowers. I’d love to see pictures of how they turn out!

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

      Reply

      • March 28, 2016 @ 3:15 pm Pamela

        Thank you, Crystal, for getting back with me. I, also, looked at the other tutorial you have on here and found that you can make them with different colors in the same bow. I might try that, as well. Thanks for letting me know how big they are…that helps me figure out how many I need. I’ll send you a picture from the party.
        Thanks, again…Pamela

        Reply

        • April 2, 2016 @ 3:53 am Pamela

          Hi again, Crystal. I was wondering….although I love how big the flowers are, they’re too big for our table. Would you suggest just cutting the tissue paper in half to get 6 inch flowers, instead of 12 inch? On the other tutorial she cuts squares but wouldn’t that, possibly, be too small? I just saw today at Joanne’s Fabric Store that Martha Stewart has packages of these all made up so you can just unfold them. She has a very cute one with small brown boxes that you put the flower on top of…..and tissue paper green leaves. I was tempted to buy them cause they were so cute, but I’m continuing with this project. Thanks! Pamela

          Reply

          • April 5, 2016 @ 5:54 pm Crystal

            Hi Pamela,

            Yes you can definitely cut the tissue paper in half for smaller flowers. I’ve done it the way you suggested as well as square and both are lovely, just different sizes. When I do smaller ones I usually use less pieces of tissue paper too. The Martha Stewart ones are lovely, but trust me you can make a ton of handmade ones for the price of one of the Martha Stewart ones!

            Best Wishes,

            Crystal

  38. May 9, 2016 @ 3:38 pm Kim Tanti

    My daughter and I make these to go in a gift bag instead of just jamming in tissue paper. People are always in aw which suprises me since I started making these years agoe. Back in the 70 they were a big part of weddings and showers with kleenex.

    Reply


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