Fluffy Tissue Flowers

This is an inexpensive table centerpiece that can easily be adjusted by simply changing the color of tissue paper. I have found that this method of fluffing the tissue produces prettier and fuller flowers.

Supplies & Tools:

  • Tissue paper
  • Coated floral wire
    • You can also wrap wire yourself with floral tape.
  • Ruler
  • Pen/pencil
  • Scissors

Directions:

  1. Stack 5 sheets of red and 1 sheet of green tissue paper. Lay on a flat surface.
  2. Using a ruler, measure an area that is 5″ wide by 12″ long.
  3. Cut out tissue.
  4. Accordion-fold the tissue in 1″ increments.
  5. Cut the ends of folded tissue to a rounded point.
  6. Separate each sheet of tissue paper from the stack.
  7. Lay the paper on a flat, smooth surface. Stabilizing the pointed ends with one hand, begin scrunching the middle of the tissue with your other hand. Work your way across the accordion, scrunching the tissue in the middle along the way.
  8. Wrap wire around the middle to hold in place.
  9. Repeat for each sheet of paper adding the green paper last.
  10. Twist wire to secure the flower.
  11. Repeat for each additional flower.
  12. Once you have made the desired amount of flowers, arrange together in a vase or a decorated jar.

Ideas from the elves:

  • Try cutting the ends (in step 5) in different ways. Round the edges to create more soft-shaped petals. Cut a V shape to create a spiky appearance.
  • Vary the width of the accordion folds. This will also change the appearance of the finished flower. For example, fold paper in 2″ or 3″ increments for larger petals.

Alternate Directions:

For some, these alternate directions might be easier. However, I always end up tearing the petals when I use this method. In my experience, this way takes longer because I spend so much time trying to fluff the petals.

  1. Stack 5 sheets of red and 1 sheet of green tissue paper. Lay on a flat surface.
  2. Using ruler, measure an area that is 5″ wide by 12″ long.
  3. Cut out tissue.
  4. Accordion-fold the tissue in 1″ increments.
  5. Cut the ends of folded tissue.
  6. Loosely wrap wire around the center of the tissue.
  7. Gently fluff the flower by pulling up each piece of tissue.
  8. Compare alternate (left) vs. regular (right) directions. The flower made by following the regular instructions is fluffier.
Mary

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One comment on “Fluffy Tissue Flowers

  • lucy said:

    That flower is really cute and pretty. I really want to make one

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