Sunday, March 27, 2011

Tissue Paper Flowers

September 25, 2009
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!