Monday, June 29, 2009

How to: Tiny Delicate Tissue Flowers

This is what I've been up to lately, making these delicate tissue flowers. The flowers will be glued onto contorted willow branches as part of a table centerpiece (providing all goes well). I'm really happy with the results, light, delicate & airy. Perfect for summer decorations.

Supplies:
tissue paper
scissors
string - waxed dental floss works well



Layer four pieces of tissue paper together measuring at 2 1/4" by 3 1/2". Fold together using an accordion fold (refer to picture).



When you're finished with the accordion fold, it should look like the picture on the left. Pinch together and place on its side. It will now look like the picture on the right. Cut where yellow lines are shown, through all layers.



Your tissue flower should now look like the image on the left. With string, tie a loop around the center of the tissue where you made the slits. Now unfold tissue.



Pull the first layer up. Begin to peel all four layers apart (picture on right). Now peel all the layers from the other side. Done.

64 comments:

gail said...

Hi:) How cute, thanks for the tutorial!
Happy creating,, gail

Kristin said...

How lovely.

Alison Gibbs said...

They are cute
Alison

~amy~ said...

CUTE...thanks for the tut!!!

Lorie said...

I can think of a thousand fun things to do with those. Thanks for the tutorial!

The Queen of Clearance said...

these look amazing! I bet I can find somewhere to put these, and they look easy...or is that deceiving ? are they tricky at all?

Loralynn said...

What charming little flowers!

Oiyi said...

Such beautiful paper flowers! It look wonderful as a center piece.

Novi On The Go said...

These are so pretty! Thank you for sharing!

Liz said...

They are beautiful! They remind me a cherry blossoms.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh wow! These are so, so pretty! So many fun uses. I've gotta make a garland! Thanks so much for this, I'll be linking.

Christine - Origami Mommy said...

These are really pretty! I love the way you did the edges. Adorable.

Alice said...

These are adorable! I tried them with a cotton quilting fabric and they come out equally cute. Just make sure you iron them well when they are accordion folded.

junko said...

These are so pretty! I've always wondered how they were made! Thanks for sharing!!

Alexander said...

Very lovely colour. The flowers are very sweet and cute. Love it.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Linda said...

Thanks for the tutorial, I will have to try this they are so cute!
Cheers Linda

Joy said...

Very cute and so well done! Thanks for the easy-to-follow tut!

Ayie said...

it's very delicate and pretty =)

Jennie Bender said...

Very cute! I will save a link back to your site, I want to keep these i mind for a b-day=) Thanks!

icandy... said...

Thank you so much for showing us how to make these tiny beauties!!! They are precious and I can just imagine making hundreds of them!! :)

Christina :)

Kate said...

These are so cute and beautiful!

maaria said...

Oh, aren't they cute!!

Happy summer weekend to you!

Ginger said...

So clever! Love how they turn out.
Have a wonderful 4th my friend!
Thank you for the tutorial.

mamalibrarian said...

I like these a lot. Thanks for posting the tutorial. lovely.

TIGGYWINKLE said...

Really Pretty. Have just put one on a gift wrapped in Pale pink Tissue. I made the flower in cerise to match the cushion inside. I used Indian silk hand made paper. Thank you.

Artystitches said...

Thank you for the tutorial will definitely be trying these out.

Pam said...

Very neat idea. When I was young, (a million years ago) we used to make them out of Kleenex, but they weren't near as nice. I like the tissue paper idea and the slits in the middle would really help them fluff out nicely. Thanks for sharing.

Veroka said...

Great idea! Love them!

WebMommy said...

I made these tonight, only I used two colors of tissue paper (alternating) and tied them with one long strand of green yarn, effectively creating a flower garland. My girls loved it! Maybe you'll want to create a garland to go with your centerpiece? One tip, it helps to tie them on before you flare them out.

The Magic Onions said...

These are so pretty... I'd love it if you would post it on my 'Friday's Nature Table' post today.
Blessings and magic.

Kir said...

Love the idea! Anything small is fun...I wonder how it would work if you kept the width the same, but didn't cut down the length...fold as you say, and then when you have all the accordion folds done, cut into the smaller parts, thus making folds for 2-3 (or more?)at a time. Would this work or would it be too cumbersome?

Beth said...

Awww, I haven't done those in a long time. Now I want to make tons of little flowers! lol

Beth said...

I just blogged about making up a centerpeice with these!

http://weepereas.blogspot.com/

baballa said...

Awsome..... i would like the same with fabric!!!!!! to put in may clothes!!!

Kimmay said...

just lovely! I love WebMommy's idea to alternate colors of tissue and to make a garland. So much easier than I ever would have thought. Darling!

valeasc said...

Simply beautiful! I can't wait to make them. Many thanks!

Karen said...

Simply gorgeous! I've made some tissue flowers using die cuts, but I sure wanna try this tutorial! Thank you and your flowers are so lovely!!

Have a great day!
Karen

Anonymous said...

These were made from Kleenex in all colours for our cars in our wedding. (35+years ago) I believe I had help making 200 of these.

anna and the ring said...

These are wonderful.

Shalini said...

hello, the flowers are so so gorgeous... love the colour as well... thanks so much for sharing... have tried some myself as well... do take a look at www.craftcurry.com

Hugs
Shalini
www.craftcurry.com

Nancy Ward said...

Hi!

Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

I'd appreciate your letting me know if that's OK.

Thanks,

nancy Ward
http://paperfriendly.blogspot.com

Nela said...

Wonderful! Thanks for sharinf :D

Kirsten said...

These are so pretty. Imagine them on a larger scale for party decor:} Thanks Jessica. xo

Term Papers said...

These Tiny Delicate Tissue Flowers" are so easy to make and These flower's will provide us with the results, light, delicate and airy. Perfect for summer decorations.
I am waiting for summer.


Term papers

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the tutorial. I and my bridesmaid made hundreds of these and then I used a straight pin with some glue on it and poked it into styrofoam balls. It took a while but the end result was awesome! They looked wonderful hanging over the dance floor at my wedding.

Summer said...

thank you soooo much. i'm going to use these for cupcake toppers for my wedding thanks to you. :)

Tammy said...

I just bought purple for my silver anniversary party in the fall. And we just made them for my Mom's silver anniversary party using silver and white.
Thanks for the tip on slitting the middle! That will really help. I had all the tips but that one!

BusyBridalBee said...

This is fantastic! I'm making my own flowers for my wedding and this is perfect. Alice - thanks for confirming that this can be done with quilting squares, too! :D

Eva said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial, those are absolutely lovely!
I´ve started making a whole bunch for my wedding and I wonder if anyone has ideas as to how to store them till the big day, and more importantly, how to transport them without crushing everything into one big mess? :)Thanks in advance!

Gently Used Cothing said...

Wow! They are so cute, I just made a couple of super mini flowers and glued them to hair clips, they are adorable hair pieces :)

jennifer said...

just tried one of these, it turned out cute! Thanks for the good directions and pics to go with them, that really helped!

flower delivery in the philippines said...

Cute! I like this tissue flowers. Thanks for guiding me through this. I will try to make something like that this weekend.

-yumi-

Ceruleansky said...

Thank you very much! I was wondering how to do them, and you explained it very well. Thanks.

Janine said...

Thanks for the instructions - I used the pattern to make flowers as wedding decorations - and found shoes to match :) check out the photos on my blog at miiller.com

Anonymous said...

These are so very pretty!
I saw them tonight and just had to try right away. i had a time gettig to pull the tissue apart but I got it.
thanks so much for sharing
Betty Boo

Sharon said...

These delicate little "pinksters" are everso delightful!, and so very feminine!, Thank You for sharing

Jaimee McClellan said...

THANK YOU!
I've been dying to try this out for myself :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. Really love it, so cute. You teach it in a easy way

Anonymous said...

I'm planning my wedding on a tight budget and I can't wait to create these for center pieces :) Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

Those are so cool!!!!! I am going to try them

Anonymous said...

These are super cute thanks for the easy tutorial!!

nothing but average said...

OMG! thank you so much. I just taught my interior design class these flowers and now we are using them for our homecoming hallway decorations! they're perfect!
-Jes

Jill said...

I've just made a small box for gifting some home-made sweets. This is just what I wanted to decorate the top - and so simple to do.
Excellent, thank you.

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