Tutorial- How To Make DIY Giant Tissue Paper Flowers

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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.

 

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

Want to learn how to make Mini Tissue Paper Flowers? Check out this post here:

Looking for a budget party decoration idea? Learn how to make 8 DIY mini tissue paper flowers for $1.00! With step by step photos and instructions this post is a "must pin". Easy and inexpensive, perfect for weddings, birthday parties, baby showers, wedding showers, Christmas parties and summer bbqs. The perfect DIY budget party decoration! Also links to Hello Creative Family's original post on how to make Giant Tissue Paper Pom Flowers.

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  1. 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.

    1. Thank you so much Cindy! I’ll make sure to stop by. πŸ™‚

    2. 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

    3. Thank you so much for visiting Charlene!

      LOL. No their real names aren’t Turtle and Bean. Both are nicknames. πŸ™‚

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

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

    1. Thank you Charlotte! They are so easy to make. Glad you like them. πŸ™‚

    2. Georgie Stockton says:

      Thank you for giving these through directions.These were so easy and fun to make.Infact we are using these that we made for my sisters open house .

  3. 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

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

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

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

    1. Thank you Stephanie! I actually hung the one that I made in this picture in my daughter’s bedroom. πŸ™‚ 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. lilibeth o. padua says:

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

  9. lilibeth o. padua says:

    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

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

  11. I also make flowers and headbands from tissue paper.

  12. 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! πŸ™‚

    1. 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

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

  14. So fun! I love to see tissue paper used in such a creative way. Beautiful for spring πŸ™‚

  15. 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