Tuesday, August 12, 2008

How To Make Tissue Flowers

I currently have a project underway that requires tissue flowers. You'll find out more about that Friday. But for now, I thought I would share how to make tissue flowers. I know there's many ways to make them but this technique seems to work best.

I had planned to show a flower I made with the accordion fold method (for comparison) but my son got to it first. He was dipping it in his juice and pretending it was peeing. Apparently he has my creative spirit.

tissue paper - any color
tape or florist tape

Cut two layers of tissue paper into a circle. My circle is about 8 inches in diameter but any size should do.

With both layers together, fold in half.

Fold tissue over (refer to picture) and pinch at the bottom.

Still holding the flower at the bottom, separate the layers at the top of the flower (refer to picture).

Begin to roll the flower in the same direction you made the first fold. Make sure to keep the fold loose.

Once it's rolled into the flower shape, fold back the outer layer to resemble a flower. To get the shape you want, it might take a little finessing. Just remember it's an organic shape so you really can't go wrong.

Tape the bottom of the flower so it does not unravel. Done.


nobu said...

Tissue become kwaii flower!
It's nice tissue craft.

Zari said...

nice tissue craft...you have a lovely blog!

thanks for visiting mine...you are always welcome : )

Alexis said...

So pretty and soft-looking!

Ginger said...

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Julia Aston said...

These come out really pretty and 'look' like they are easy based on your instructions!!!

mayaluna said...

great tutorial! I've used other instructions, these look so basic with wonderful results!

mushroommeadows said...

Awesome! :)

hahaha your son is hilarious!

M.Kate said...

Dearest J, beautiful, simple and very interesting! I am going to attempt to make the mochi and the wasabi steak fm you post. wish me luck that I wont burn the over haha..lots of love/hugs too

Evie/VampyVictor said...

Oh that is SO pretty!! You could even hide a little cotton ball in the middle and fragrant them for decorations around the home!
hehe and your son is so cute.. peeing flowers? heheh

Momo Fali said...

This is a great idea for decorating gift packages! Thanks!

Renna said...

I remember making these as a teenager (more years ago than I care to admit). I hadn't thought of that, or thought to make them, in years!

mangaeater said...

wow this is a great way to make paper flowers! I searched for a LONG time until I could find these! Thank you!

Term papers said...

This is an Awesome tissue flowers.
we are doing our own flowers. I would love to go somewhere and learn how! Thanks for sharing andkeep up the good work.

Rose Myrtle said...

Love this! These will work great for my Valentine's get together! I'm going to put them in a little crystal bowl. Just found your site and love it!

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