How To Make Tissue Paper Flowers

My favorite plants are those that you don’t have to water. So rather than fill my house with cacti, I thought I’d play around with these paper flowers.

Tissue Paper Flowers

They are really easy and cheap to make and would also make great party or wedding decorations. Or just a way to decorate a bedroom.

Tissue Paper Flowers

All you need is tissue paper, scissors, and a stapler or piece of string.

Stack about six sheets of tissue paper.

Tissue Paper Flowers

Then begin folding the tissue paper in one inch segments.

Tissue Paper Flowers

After one fold, flip the papers over and do the same fold on the other side.

Tissue Paper Flowers

The point is to make an accordion. Make sure you flip after each fold.

Tissue Paper Flowers

Once it is all folded, it will look like this…

Tissue Paper Flowers

Try to slide it under a stapler to staple it right in the middle. If you can’t get it lined up so the staple is straight, you can tie a string or piece of wire around the middle to hold it together.

Tissue Paper Flowers

Trim the edges with a rounded cut.

Tissue Paper Flowers

You can also do a sharp pointed cut to create a different style of flower.

Tissue Paper Flowers

Then stretch out the folded part,

Tissue Paper Flowers

and then carefully pull each piece of tissue paper out until they are all spread apart.

Tissue Paper Flowers

Do that to both sides and you are done!

Tissue Paper Flowers

You can experiment with the sizes, too. The smaller you go, the more time it takes to separate. If you are patient, it is worth it because the small flowers make adorable gift toppers.

Tissue Paper Flowers

If you want to make stemmed flowers, you can take a stick and hot glue it into the flower.

Tissue Paper Flowers

Put it into a vase filled with pebbles and you have a seriously low-maintenance bouquet of flowers!

Tissue Paper Flowers

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Fun Way to Display Newspaper Announcements

If you have ever had your child’s birth or another event announced in the newspaper, you know that sometimes it gets totally lost within all the other words on the page.

This is a fun way to make your event stand out and a nice way to display your announcement rather than stick it in a memory box.

Just pick a frame and cut out the section of the paper with your announcement to fit the frame. I suggest photocopying it because it makes the background brighter and then you can save the original.

Using a marker or whatever paint you have on hand, draw a flower or heart around your announcement.

Display Birth Announcement

Let dry and put into your frame.

Display Birth Announcement

This would make a cute new baby gift by using the hospital announcement from the paper. You could also do this with an engagement announcement, short article, meaningful comic strip, or anything else in the newspaper that is special to you or a loved one.

Display Birth Announcement

There are a lot of different ways to use this idea. Hopefully, this will just get you started. 🙂

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