Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tissue Paper Flowers


-tissue paper
-green pipe cleaners
-ruler (optional)

-Cut a few pieces tissue paper into roughly 5x7 inches pieces. Exact size is not important, the bigger your pieces the bigger the flower. The more pieces the fuller the flower, 15 pieces is often suggested.
-Stack the pieces of tissue paper. Use the same color or different colors.
-Accordion pleat the tissue paper working from the long side.
-Wind one end of the pipe cleaner around the middle of the pleated tissue paper.
-Trim the ends of each side to give the petals a unique look. (Trim to a point or rounded for example.)
-Gently separate each layer pulling upwards toward the middle of the flower on one side, then the other.
Tip: If you want your flower to have some leaves, place a small stack (maybe 2-6 sheets) of green tissue paper on top of your other stack before folding. Trim the green paper into the shape of a leaf.

1 comment:

  1. Love it! I just may do this for Mother's Day in a couple of days...