Friday, November 02, 2012

How To Make Tissue Paper Flowers

Have you ever been in a card store, buying wrapping paper for a gift? You may grab a bow that goes with the gift wrap & be struck by how expensive those things are! Did you know you can make something similar out of tissue paper for just pennies? 


Here's how...

1. Start with one sheet of tissue paper. 
2. Fold it to approximately the size you want your flower. 
3. Cut a flower shape out of the folded tissue paper.
4 & 5. You can even layer different colours together.
6. To add an adhesive square to the back, simply cut a square from an adhesive backed foam sheet or paper.

7. Staple it, adhesive side OUT, to the flower.
8. Flip over. Starting with the top layer or two of tissue, gently pinch the paper together to create petals. Keep going until most of the layers are pinched or until you get a look that you like.
9. Peel off protective sheet from the adhesive & stick to your gift. 

So easy!

Make them as large or small as you want too! 

Here, I made an extra large one for this gift bag.

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  1. Those flowers are beautiful. Cheers

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  2. I love this idea! I am definitely going to make Christmas colored ones this holiday season. Thanks!

  3. Lauras Crafty LifeFriday, November 02, 2012

    These are so cute! :) I have been meaning to make some for my craft room. This tutorial is so simple to follow.

  4. I love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing. Can't wait to give it a try.

  5. Camille BeckstrandSaturday, November 03, 2012

    Thanks for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday with these cute Tissue Paper Flowers!! So fun and easy to make! -The Six Sisters

  6. What a great tutorial! I
    would love to have you come share some of your great ideas at the link party on
    ‘Or so she says…' There’s one going on right now (and every Saturday –
    Tuesday). We’ve also got a fun “Favorite Things” giveaway going on right now. Hope
    to see you there!

  7. Jocelyn @BruCrew LifeMonday, November 12, 2012

    I never buy those ones at the store just because they are so expensive. Thank you for sharing just how easy these are to make!

  8. Stephanie @ BeeTreeStudiosTuesday, July 09, 2013

    Wow, so simple yet amazingly beautiful! Pinned for my next gift! Visiting from D&D's Project Inspire{d} Link Party!

    Stephanie @ BeeTreeStudios


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