My daughter loves looking at my wedding bouquet. I dried the flowers myself years ago, and its pale flowers sit on a bookshelf in the study. Each time she picks it up, tiny white baby’s breath falls to the ground.
I knew she would love to have her own colorful bouquet, so I gathered up the materials to make tissue paper flowers. In no time she was pretending to toss her own wedding bouquet.
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These simple flowers are easy to make and would be perfect to brighten someone’s day. We are planning to make small bunches as DIY Valentine’s Day gifts.
Tissue Paper Flower Craft
For each set of flowers you will need 3 sheets of tissue paper. You can make the flowers all one color, or use 3 different colors to make rainbow flowers like we did.
Lay your 3 sheets of tissue paper on top of each other. Starting at one of the short sides, fold the paper accordion-style, making each fold approximately an inch (2.5 cm) wide.
Once the paper is folded, wrap 2-3 pipe cleaners around the tissue paper. These will become your flowers’ stems. For fuller-looking flowers, use 3 pipe cleaners, cutting the tissue paper into 3 lengths that are approximately 4 inches long, with the pipe cleaner in the middle of each length. (Tip: to create flowers with opposite color patterns, twist the pipe cleaners so they are on opposite sides.)
Carefully pull the top sheet of tissue paper up, fluffing it. Then carefully pull the bottom sheet down and fluff.
The result is a colorful tissue paper flower that will brighten up anyone’s day.
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