Monday, February 4, 2013

Tissue Paper Flowers

I made a bunch of hydrangea-ish paper flowers to help decorate for my party.

These are some that we tied to the chandelier in the dining room.

They're pretty easy to make. To begin, lay out two pieces of tissue paper on top of each other. 

Fold them one way...

and then the other.

Fan-fold the paper all the way up (flip the tissue over after each fold).

Because my tissue paper was extra large, I had to cut mine into two flowers; but if you are using regular paper, you shouldn't have to cut it.

Tie the middle of the fan with a piece of string, being sure to use enough string to tie them onto whatever you're using them for.

Round off the corners to make them more petal-like.

Fan out the paper like this.

Then separate and pull up each piece of paper one at a time

We also had some flowers standing in glasses. To make them stand up we used green sticks that were attached to wire (from Wal-Mart).  We inserted the sticks into floral foam for our centerpieces.

To do so, just wrap the wire around the fan instead of string.

Fan out like before.


 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
~ Isaiah 40:8

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