Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tissue flower tutorial

Today I'm gonna show you how to make some simple flowers with tissue paper.They look like peonies to me- my favorite flowers.

All you need is;


 tissue paper

craft wire

 (If you don't have any craft wire you can use those twist ties or whatever they are called that you get at the grocery store)

Cut 7 pieces of tissue paper. Layer the paper so you just have to cut once;)
I cut about 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Place the pieces on top of each other.

Scrunch them up in a little ball


Make a fan fold starting at the short end

Use the wire to secure in the middle and now you will have a bow tie looking thingy

GENTLY take layer by layer and pull up towards the middle. Repeat will all the 7 sheets on both sides.

And now it's done. Super easy!
Great flowers for cards or scrapbook pages. And the kids can make them too.( I actually learned this from my kids )

If you want to add some bling or pazazz as my daughter calls it, you can spray the flower with glimmer mist or add glitter. Here I did both...I don't think I like it, but I usually never like glitter in any form or shape...but I tried;)

Click here if you want to know how to make your own glimmer mist.

That's it for today. See you real soon:)
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Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

Love those, I used to make those all the time when I was a kid...never thought about using them in scrapping....greta idea!!

Dawn said...

Haven't made these since my children were little, Oh they look so fun and would add some great texture and color to a layout. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

hannie said...

I've made this using real tissue! They are just simple but really gorgeous!

Sarah Lou said...

those are great!!! thanks for the tutorial!

Fernanda Bertolacci said...

Oh how nice, I love paper flowers!
Thank you for teaching us, you enrich my day!
A big kiss, the blog is more delicious!

Svjetlana said...

Lovely flower. We used to do these out of tissues when in primary school.

mustangkayla said...

What a neat flower!

KellyG said...

Oh, I love it! They look like the real thing!

Godzoned said...

beautiful. I remember making these when I as about 8 - Now that was about 30 years ago! lol

Mônica - Belém-PA said...

I am brasilian.
I like very much your works.
Very good.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this flower. My Mom and I used to make these out of kleenex tissues and bobby pins! We used lipstick to color the edges, then spritzed them with Evening in Paris perfume. Ha! Blast from the past!