How-To: DIY Paper Flowers
Fun and festive, these big, tissue paper flowers could not be easier to make. You likely have all the tools to make them at home, and they take only moments to create. Use them to fill out a Fiesta wreath or springtime wreath, hang them on a string to create a fun garland, or line them along your mantle. Some people even use them as wedding decorations!
You Will Need
- Tissue paper in your preferred color
- Floral wire or pipe cleaners
Here’s How to Do It
Unfold your tissue paper. The size and density of the “petals” will determine how much tissue paper you need. For medium-size, fluffier paper flowers, count out five sheets from the tissue paper pack and trim the paper to an 8-inch by 8-inch size square. For denser flowers, use about seven sheets of tissue paper.
Fold the sheets like an accordion or fan. Once the whole sheet is folded, pinch the center like a bowtie.
Fold it in half at the center. Cut a triangle wedge out of each side of the folded end. Unfold it, and wrap the floral wire around the tissue at the newly trimmed middle.
Fan out the tissue paper at the ends. It will resemble a big bow. Take a look at the size and make sure it’s even and about the size you want it to be. If not, refold it, meet the two ends together and trim it. I like to give the paper a rounded edge when I trim.
Fan it out again and start separating the sheets of tissue paper. Try to separate them way down to the base of the flower. If you rip one or two of the sheets, it’s no big deal. Just fluff out the “petals” as best you can to hide the damage. That’s it!