Tissue Paper Flowers How-To
Use these sumptuous peony, aster and mum blooms as a centerpiece for a wedding or to make a bouquet for Valentine's Day.
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Flowers may not be blooming in your garden, but you can still enjoy springtime when you create these tissue paper flowers.
Tissue Paper Flower Supplies
For this project you will need: tissue paper in assorted colors/green pipe cleaners to make stems/scissors/and a measuring tape or ruler.
Measure and Cut Tissue Paper
Layer 4-6 sheets of bottom color and 2-3 layers of top color and cut into a square. Tissue paper should be between 10-13 inches squares, depending on the type of flower you are creating.
Choose Color Combination
Choose the colors desired to create your flower. You will want to have an inner and outer color reflecting what you see in nature. Make sure that tissue squares are stacked neatly and even.
Fold Tissue Paper
Neatly fold your tissue squares accordion style in 1 1/2 to 2-inch folds. You will want to end your folding with the outer color.
Wrap your pipe cleaner around the middle of the folded tissue paper to create your stem. The end you wrap around the paper should be about two inches long.
To complete your stem wrap the shorter end tightly around the "stem" of the pipe cleaner.
Create Your Flower Petals
Cut the ends of your folded tissue paper to create the petals. The type of flower you are creating will determine how you cut your petals.
Creating Your Flower
Spread out one side of your petals. Cut your petals along the fold to create a floppier flower such as a chrysanthemum. Leave uncut for a more formed flower such as a rose.
To form your flower, gently separate petals and fluff tissue to create a full flower.
Creating an Aster
To create an aster cut tissue paper into 13-inch squares. Use purple for outer petals and yellow for inner petals. Round ends of tissue paper and cut about one inch along fold of petals.
Creating a Peony
To create a large peony, cut tissue into 13 inch squares. Fold tissue in larger sections, 1 1/2 to 2-inches. Use hot pink for outer petals and light pink for inner petals. Cut ends of tissue paper into large half circles.
Creating a Rose
To create a rose cut several 11-12 inch squares of tissue paper, depending on the size of rose you desire. Use dark red for outer petals and dark pink for inner petals. Fold into 1 1/2 inch strips. Cut rounded ends.
Creating a Daisy
To create a daisy, cut tissue paper into 11-inch squares. Use white tissue for outer petals and yellow for inner petals. Cut ends of tissue paper in a sharp point.
Tissue Paper Flowers Bouquet
Whether used in a bouquet or as a centerpiece, tissue paper flowers are a whimsical and fun way to brighten up any event.