Spring and summer might be my favorite, because it gives me full reign to go hog-wild with color. Table runners, centerpieces…you name it!
|I always make cute captions for Dane’s baskets. Yes I said baskets, he gets two! One from me & one from the dogs 🙂|
My love of decor comes from having a very festive mom growing up who always made sure our house was decorated in the fanciest way possible!
With Easter on the horizon, I’ve been brainstorming ways to dress up my food and basket presentation. I settled on tissue paper flowers for my main decoration to make things a bit more fancy.
|How cute are those M&M’s® Easter Sundae treats? They’re only available at Walmart so be sure to scoop some up!|
I know what you’re thinking…tissue paper flowers? Really, Kait? But hold that thought…I’ve seen these same decorations at the store for $3-$5 per flower (which means people are actually paying that premium price)! No way, Jose…I’m not made of money.
M&M’s® Easter Sundae, DOVE® Milk Chocolate Easter Bunny, Hubba Bubba® and Skittles®, Starburst® Jellybeans for your ultimate Easter basket. This is the best variety of candy (in my opinion), because you get a good mix of fruit and chocolate. In my case, I eat all the fruity candy and Dane eats all the chocolate 😉 , swing by the gift wrap section and grab some white tissue paper. In my case, it was right beside all the fun Easter goodies!
Now…let’s get this flower party started!
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 ribbon/string, per flower
1. Lay the tissue paper sheets out on a flat surface, making sure the edges align.
2. 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 🙂
3. Tie your ribbon/string in the center of the folded paper. This doesn’t have to be perfect, just tight.
4. Fold the paper bundle in half and crease along ribbon/string line.
5. 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.
6. The fun part! Carefully begin pulling each sheet of tissue paper out from one another. Slowly, your flower will begin to take shape.
7. Fluff as necessary and voila!
I ended up making 6 flowers total, which was the perfect amount! While I love the look of all-white, I’m equally smitten with this assortment of multi-color flowers.
Like I said, I might be a little bit obsessed with these 😉 I love how easy they are and the fancy flair they add!
What is your Easter inspiration this year?