Autumn is a season filled with beautiful outdoor colors. Create this harvest backdrop with large tissue paper flowers to match the turning leaves and rich colored florals at the end of the harvest season. The backdrop is perfect for a fun autumn party.
These tissue paper flowers are versatile and can be used not only for a party but around the house as well for an extra pop of color as the days get shorter. Read on for instructions on how to create these big flowers and backdrop.
For this project, you need between 8 and 12 pieces of tissue paper for big flowers. The more pieces of tissue paper you use, the bigger the flower will be. If you want smaller flowers, use between 4 and 8 pieces.
Start by cutting your tissue paper sheets to the desired size. The width of the paper should be at least half the size of the length for unfolding. Use multiple sheets of paper- more for a more full flower (5-10 pieces) or less for a more delicate flower (4-5 pieces).
If you prefer to have totally rounded out flowers, just use more tissue paper in longer pieces and pull both sides out towards the center working towards a middle piece in the fold that is your centerpiece. Or stick with the method above and attach two halfs of a paper flower together with twine or tape.
Important: make sure your tissue paper flowers are all fluffed before your event! There will be way too many to fluff the day of, and it will just stress you out. I basically had a giant box with a variety of flowers in each for each table. That way my coordinator and her team could just open each box and pop the already-fluffed paper flowers on the table.
Another way you can change it up is by folding more than one color of tissue paper together like I did in the last flower example above. Layer a smaller strip of tissue paper over a larger strip to have a different colored flower center or layer different colors that are all the same size for a striped or ombre effect. There are so many different possible variations. Let your imagination go wild!
OMG, I love all these ideas and I could have used these instructions this past weekend for my daughters birthday party. The directions that came with the tissue flowers I bought were terrible but I finally figured it out on my own. I will definitely be trying some of the ideas you have for my next party!
Now I am making them with my own kids! My daughter loves making these DIY tissue paper flowers for her friends or for gifts for loved ones! We love doing DIY projects and this makes a great addition to a spring craft for a rainy afternoon or weekend.
Step 1: Layer your tissue paper sheets together. We played around with different amounts and discovered that a layer of tissue paper from 8-12 sheets made a pretty flower. You can use different colors of tissue paper or the same color.
Step 3: With the tip of your scissors, carefully make 2 small holes in the center of your tissue paper circle (the center of your flower). Insert one end of your pipe cleaner into the first hole and loop it down into the second hole.
Step 5: Now onto making our flower, the fun part! Scrunch up the first layer of your tissue paper at the base where it connects to your pipe cleaner. Keep doing this for each layer, sort of turning as you go, so each layer is scrunched together at different angles, each with a different look.
Yes, I just made some last night for a party! Turns out, I hate to make them because I usually end up ripping the tissue paper. These call for patience, my friend! I love the look, though and with just a few of these, you can add a pop of fun color to any gathering!
Planning a party with fiesta flair for Cinco de Mayo or Dia de los Muertes These miniature tissue paper flowers look like the classic Mexican folk art tissue paper flowers and make the perfect party embellishments.
First, use the circle punch to make tons of little tissue paper circles. I used a 2\" scalloped circle punch for the larger flowers, and a 1 1/4\" scalloped circle punch for the smaller ones. If you only have a regular circle punch (no scallops), that works just as well. So does cutting small circles by hand, in fact. You don't need the shape to be perfect since it gets all ruffled and squished together.
Tissue Paper Flowers are simple, quick, and inexpensive. They are a thoughtful hand made gift that is easy to customize, looks beautiful, and can last a long time. You can whip up a dozen flowers in about an hour. It's a perfect gift or decoration for Valentine's Day! To get started you'll probably have most of these items already laying around your house, if not you can find everything you need at your local $1 Store or Craft Store. This is what you need to make one dozen tissue paper flowers. One piece of tissue paper makes one flower. It's easiest to make the flowers in multiples of three. Adjust what you need based on how many flowers you want to make.You'll Need: 12 Sheets of Tissue Paper (20\"x26\" or 20\"x30\") 12 Pipe Cleaners or other Flexible Wire Scissors A Vase Optional: Ribbon to decorate the Vase Scotch Tape to attach the Ribbon to the Vase A Ruler or Measuring Tape
Place the tissue paper stack in front of you portrait style. Take the bottom edge and fold in over one inch. Then flip it over and fold it back on the other side. Continue folding your way up the paper one inch at a time. When you are done folding your tissue paper stack should look like an accordion.
Fold that accordion in half and fold an inch and a half of a pipe cleaner around it. Then twist the pipe cleaner together to secure the flower to the stem. Take two more pipe cleaners and attach them the same way, on each side, about 6-7 inches away from the center. The paper color at the top of the pipe cleaner will be your center color and the color at the base of the stem will be your bottom color. By placing the pipe cleaners in different directions you'll get opposite color combinations for your flowers. If you position your pipe cleaners all in the same direction your flowers will all be identical. Cut the paper into three equal sized pieces (about 6-7 inches long), the pipe cleaners should be in the center of each of the pieces. Adjust your pipe cleaners if necessary. Cut rounded edges on each end of your three flowers. You'll probably need to trim the outer edges a bit more than the inner edges to even them out. Catch paper trimmings in the bottom of the vase for decorative confetti. This is a great stopping point, if you want to prep all your tissue paper up to this point in advance. After this point your tissue paper flowers will take up more space and be more fragile.
I learned how to make these a while ago, and I couldn't quite remember how. Thanks for the reminder! When I learned, I was taught to use 5 sheets of tissue paper. That way they are a lot fuller- but I suppose you can use however many sheets you want.
Once the corners are cut, twist a green pipe cleaner around the center, about where you stapled the folded paper. Loop and twist the pipe cleaner and secure it below so that it will act as the stem of your flower.
I focused on making a spring bouquet. It was quick, easy, and relaxing. I used tissue paper that came in a baby shower tissue paper pack from DollarTree. Pink, blue, and white were enough to add some spring feeling to my console table.
Step 1 - Fold the tissue paper like an accordion or fan. Fold up, vertically, about one inch. Flip the tissue paper over. Fold another inch up, vertically. Make sure the folds are the same size and the ends match. Keep doing this until your tissue paper looks like the following.
DIY Tissue Pom Poms are made just like DIY Tissue Paper Flowers. The ones on my adorable DIY Flamingo Centerpiece are created from tissue paper that is about 6 1/4\" wide and 16 1/2\" long (vertically).
Next, you have to cut off the tips of the tissue paper to make the flower texture. Choose your shape below depending on which flower you want and cut both ends of the tissue paper in roughly the same shape.
If you are happy stopping there with the wrapping, by all means! It looks pretty too! But if you are going to add the tissue paper flowers, tie the wire from the tissue paper flower around the satin ribbon to hold it in place. How pretty is this
You can see how the differently shaped tissue paper ends make different types of flowers. You can even switch up the colours of tissue paper so you have two colours in one flower, like I did with the yellow and white one below. My favourite is the white hydrangea. So pretty!
Have you ever wondered how to make tissue paper flowers Making flowers out of tissue paper is a fun and easy craft. Little kids can do much of the work in making these, and school-age kids can actually make these all by themselves.
DIY tissue paper flowers are super easy and make a beautiful display, especially for parties! Think how beautiful these tissue paper flowers would be at weddings, bridal showers, baby showers or even a birthday party. They make the most gorgeous photo backdrops. Or how putting together uniquely vibrant wreaths for your door to celebrate the seasons
If you find yourself without flowers for May Day, some giant paper flowers would be perfect in a May Day Basket. Read on for more decorating ideas! The color combinations are only limited by your imagination, and the supplies are easy to find and very economical.
A tissue paper pom pom is basically two flowers put together by their backs to make a nice round ball. Just attach two of the same colored tissue paper flowers together and fluff until the shape is uniform. Now you can hang it from the ceiling, or string multiple pom poms together!
Step 1: Choose three large pieces of tissue paper. You can choose three coordinating colors or three of the same color.Step 2: Align the three pieces of tissue paper on top of each other and begin folding them accordion style from the bottom. Make sure to press down and crease each fold as you go.Step 3: When you are finished folding the paper you will have one, long thin strip of tissue paper. Press down and firmly crease the last section then fold the entire thing in half and tie in the middle with a piece of string or yarn. The third picture above illustrates this step.Step 4: Take your scissors and cut through the folded end. The fourth picture above illustrates this step.Step 5: Use your scissors to shape the edges on each end. You can round them, or fringe them, whatever you like.Step 6: Starting on one side, gently begin separating the tissue paper layers and fluff up each layer as you go. See the finished flower at the top of this post. 59ce067264