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!
These are so pretty! Great tutorial!
Thank you so much, Cara!
I love how these are such a simple way to add a lot of color to a room. I really think I need to try this! In the past, I’ve had kind of an annoying time with tissue paper balls, but your tutorial is making me reconsider! Thanks for bringing me back around on the ol’ tissue paper 🙂
Thanks, Jess! These do add so much color to the home! They’re really not hard to make, as long as you’re careful when separating the layers of tissue paper. Hope you give them another chance! 😉
I tried making these a while ago…but these look much nicer than mine! 🙂
Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!
Thanks so much, Jess! I always enjoy your link party!
Wonderful flowers. I’ve never thought of adding stems to tissue paper flowers, but they look great in your vase. We used to have a whole bunch of these up around my daughters’ room, like a border. They are so fun to decorate with.
Thanks, Rebecca! The stems definitely made it easier to arrange them in a bouquet for the vase. These are great to decorate with and add so much fun color, especially for a little girl’s room!
They came out beautiful Celeste. Love those colors. And if you get tired of them you can just make more. But the colors really pop!
Thanks, Mary! The colors definitely pop and add a real spring feel to our home! They’re so easy to make I will probably make more and just change the colors for other holidays!
Thanks for sharing over at the DIY Crush Craft Party. Such great clear instructions! We’ve added this to our Pinterest board. Don’t forget to stop by on Thursday to add your tutorials to our next craft party!
Thanks, Domenica! I’ll be back for sure for the next party!
These are so cute! I love the colors you chose. Thank you for sharing at the Wednesday Showcase!
Thanks, Kati! They certainly add some color to our decor!
These are super cute and fun! Love the idea! Thanks for sharing! #SmallVictories
Thanks, Danita! They’re really easy to make and add a beautiful pop of color to the home!
I’m with ya, easy & cheap crafts, where I have everything at home already are the best ones!! These are really bright and add a great spring touch to every home! Thanks so much for linking up at Sweet Inspiration!!!
Thanks, Katrin! Those are the best kind of crafts, aren’t they? I love how much color these add to my home!
I love all these craft ideas. I’m going to try n make the 2 pillows from one for my couch.
So excited to hear you’re going to make your own throw pillows, Alta! Good luck!
What a great idea & so simple to do. Thanks so much, I love it! These flowers are so cute and were super easy to make. Thanks for the great tutorial.
So glad to hear you enjoyed making your own tissue paper flowers, Adele! They really brighten the place up, don’t they?