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How to make Tissue Paper Flowers


This is a how to on making tissue paper flowers. They are easy to make, and inexpensive. They can be used in a variety of craft projects

What you will need

  • Tissue paper
  • Stapler
  • * Paper punch

* You can cut free hand if you want but a paper punch, I find works best and make a perfect flower every time

This is the Paper Punch I use


How to make the flowers

  • Lay 8 to 10 sheets of tissue paper. Then use the paper punch to cut the tissue paper. Remove the paper from the punch and staple the middle of the circle. (see pic 1)
  • After you have punched many circles then start to pull each layer to the center. Twist and crinkle until you have the shape you would like. I usually leave the last layer flat for larger surface area to attach to my projects with (see picture 2)
  • If you are having a hard time getting each layer to come apart. Try pressing your finger on a damp paper towel and then pull the layer apart.
  • You can also make cuts into the sides of the circles to add a different effect to the flower. (see pic 3)
  • If you want to add some color try using a marker on the edges of the circle before you start to pull the layers apart, or color the middle of the circle with dramatic color. (see pic 4)
  • Be creative, have fun and use these item on gifts, as decorations at parties, or in art projects

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Patricia Rodriguez on January 22, 2015:

what size paper punch is that

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Heather from Arizona on August 31, 2012:

This is fantastic. I have tons of paper punches but not that one. I am super excited to get it and try this craft. Voted up and awesome :)

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on July 05, 2012:

Using tissue and other papers for creating novel items is so much fun. It always amazes me how the new creation appears when it is finished.

I have not seen this particular flower. I definitely will be giving it a try. Thank you for sharing.

Kristi Sharp from Born in Missouri. Raised in Minnesota. on July 03, 2012:

This is such a fun and creative idea for a birthday party or a family gathering. I have a lot of nieces who are girly-girls and would really enjoy this activity. Thanks for sharing. -K

Debbie Pinkston from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas on July 03, 2012:

My grandmother and I used to make paper flowers and I still have such sweet memories of those times together!

Jeff Gamble from Denton, Texas on July 03, 2012:

What a cool project - I think I'll try this with my girls next time we have craft night

Gulf Coast Sun from Gulf of Mexico on July 03, 2012:

Great instructions, great pictures, a great resource for future decorations. Thank you so much. Kathleen

Angelo52 on July 03, 2012:

Seems easy enough with your explanation. Even kids should be able to handle this project. Passed it along and voted up.

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