How To Make Tissue Paper Flowers
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Supplies needed: Tissue paper, scissors, wire cutters, wire and fishing line.
I decided I needed another big flower to add to my wall bouquet.
So I used one package of tissue which was nine sheets.
The packages I bought the other day had more sheets.
Ideally, I'd use 12 sheets for a large flower but this package was only nine and it worked out fine.
Start by accordian folding all.
Twist wire around center of folded tissue.
Twist the wire so that it makes a loop. I used the loop to tie the fishing line to later for hanging.
You don't have to do this...you could just feed the fishing line through the wire but making a loop
makes it easier to attach because it's kind of hard to find the wire after the flower is all fluffed.
You can leave the ends straight and it will make a very nice flower or you can trim the ends
into a curve or point.
Pull each layer up one at a time. In order to make the flower or pom pom round...pull half the petals up and then turn over and pull the other layers down. So that you get a rounded pom.
Carefully pull up. Don't pull from the tips or the paper will tear.
It is a bit of a challenge to not tear these...just take it slow and pull carefully.
The flower quickly begins to take shape.
This one I added to the wall bouquet.
I made a few more leaves too.
These are made exactly the same way as the flower but I only used 5 pieces of tissue and
twisted the wire towards the end rather than in the middle.
I trimmed the tissue into points.
Then pulled the layers up. Leaf done.
Then I made smaller flowers. I first made one with 12 layers but that proved to be too many layers
on the smaller flowers. It was too hard to work with. Nine layers worked better.
Same process just smaller.
The flowers on the wall are all attached to one little nail.
I just used varying lengths of fishing line.
The big flowers hung and then as I went some of the smaller flowers just tucked in.
All the leaves are just tucked in. So this will not hold up to a strong wind.
But there are no strong winds in my dining room.
A few flowers hung from the chandelier make it look like a party is going on all the time.
I like that. I like my house to look like a party might happen at any moment.
The great thing about these tissue paper flowers is they add a lot of color and pizzazz for little money.
A package of tissue is 99 cents. You can make one big one from a pack or several small ones.