Monday, April 30, 2012

Tissue Paper Flowers

We used to make these all of the time as a kid, and I loved them. We made them for Mother's Day, Christmas, Valentines Day, Cinco De Mayo..... with the array of tissue paper colors your opportunities are limitless.

These would make a great addition to any mother's day breakfast table!

I got these pictures and instructions off of If you head over to the link, they even have a video for you demonstrating these steps, if you need more than directions and pictures.
  1. Lay each sheet of tissue paper neatly one on top of the other. Be sure to get the ends, sides, and creases to meet. If they are not exact, it's okay but try to make them as close enough as possible.

  2. Fold the combined sheets of tissue paper accordion style, making sure each fold is about 1 inch (2.5cm) wide.

  3. Fold the sheets in half, end to end.

  4. Take the green wire, lay it on the end of the tissue paper and leave a little on the top of the wire to wrap around.

  5. Holding this together, staple the wire to the tissue paper of the accordion you have just made with the tissue paper, making sure that you leave enough of it for a stem.

  6. Fold down the wire to make it the stem and twist.

  7. Starting with the top or bottom, fan out the tissue paper so that no sheets are stuck together, being careful not to tear it.

    • Repeat this step with the other sheets until you have formed a light, fluffy flower.
  8. If needed, straighten out the petals one part at a time. Use as needed.

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