One of my favorite ways to get ready for spring is to add lots of flowers and bright colors around the house. It really transforms the home and makes it look bright and cheery, even if the flowers outside have yet to bloom. I love making DIY flowers from anything and everything… fabric, felt, tissue paper, ribbon, regular paper, etc. So today I thought I’d share one of my techniques for making your own DIY tissue paper flowers.
These tissue paper flowers are perfect for adding a touch of color around the house, and they also make fabulous party decor. Plus they’re so easy and cheap to make.. that’s my kind of craft! Seriously, I already had everything I needed to make them at home, and you probably do too!
I thoroughly believe that you don’t need to spend a lot of money buying a bunch of supplies for every DIY project. So before you head to the store, look around your house and figure out what supplies you already have that you can use for your craft. Don’t be afraid to get creative and think outside the box when looking for craft supplies.
For example, the wire that I tied around my tissue paper flowers was wire I pulled from garbage bag twisty ties. For the flower stems, I used stems cut from fake flowers. I had cut the flowers off of the stems for another project and had plain stems leftover, so this was the perfect use for them. You could also use a shish kabob stick, pencil, straw, dowel rod, or anything else that is long and narrow for your flower stems. So make sure to check around the house and get a little crafty before you head to the store to buy supplies!
Materials Needed to Create DIY Tissue Paper Flowers
- Tissue paper
Steps to Create DIY Tissue Paper Flowers
1. Cut your tissue paper into squares. My squares were 4×4 inches. The bigger the squares, the bigger the flowers. Cut 8-10 squares for each flower. Then stack the squares together and fold them into an accordion.
2. Wrap your wire around the center of the accordion. Then wrap the remaining wire around the stem.
3. Cut the ends of the flowers to shape them. I did some ends cut into a “V” shape, some rounded, and some cut into an inverted “V” shape so that there were a lot of different varieties.
4. Carefully fan out your flowers by pulling the tissue paper apart one sheet at a time. Do one side and then the other. Fluff the flowers until they look nice and round and flower-like.
And that’s it! You should have a beautiful tissue paper flower! These are so quick and easy to make, you could easily do a bunch for a centerpiece or bouquet in no time at all.
I made a tissue paper flower bouquet in a bunch of different colors to display on my entry table. I just love how these look in the watering can, don’t you? If this doesn’t say “welcome spring,” I don’t know what does!
They also go wonderfully in my glitter glass jar, another easy DIY project you probably already have most of the materials for. I just love the way the glitter jars catch the light, and the tissue paper flowers add that perfect pop of color! They really make a beautiful centerpiece, and since they’re so budget friendly and easy to make, you could easily do a bunch and use them for party decor!
So, the only real question now is where will you be displaying your tissue paper flowers? Let me know in the comments! And don’t forget to sign up for my weekly newsletter below so you can get my craft tips and latest tutorials directly in your inbox!