Last week I posted on Instagram that I wanted to quit my day job and make paper flowers with Judy all day. I still kind of do, because these little paper puffs make my heart so happy. I know, I know, it’s Wedding Wednesday, but because every bride loves a little DIY (am I right?), I figured I could sub in this quick tutorial today. As I was prepping for a friend’s baby shower, I decided these giant tissue paper flowers would really add a little oomph to the decor. Problem is, I wasn’t prepared to pay for them when I knew darn well you could make them pretty easily! A little You-Tube and Google later, I have arrived at the best possible solution–97 cents per flower.
Easy Tissue Paper Flowers
You Will Need:
6 sheets of the same color tissue paper, per flower
**as luck would have it, this is typically how many pieces are in one package
1 two inch piece of twine/string, per flower
Lay the tissue paper sheets out flat on the ground.
Begin folding the paper accordion-style in about 1 inch sections. Be sure to flip it over after every fold, so that it is truly like an accordion 🙂
Have your assistant check to make sure things are progressing correctly.
Tie your twine/string in the center of the folded paper. This doesn’t have to be perfect, just tight.
Fold the paper bundle in half and crease along twine/string line.
Cut off the corners on the non-folded edge to create your rounded edges AKA petals. The more you cut off, the smaller your flower will turn out.
The fun part! Carefully begin pulling each sheet of tissue paper out from one another. Slowly, your flower will begin to take shape. Fluff as necessary and voila! 🙂