By Robyn Fed from Hampton, TN
Approximate Time: 10 minutes
Make a pile of 6 small sheets of tissue paper with light pink first and then dark, one after the other.
Note: You can make the entire flower with the same colored paper and with any size of paper.
Punch out scallop circle shapes, and then punch a hole through the middle of it.
Insert a brad into the hole through all the scallops and secure it on the back.
Scrunch each piece of paper up toward the center. Take care not to tear them.
When all scallops are scrunched, gently open out the petals.
By Maricel from Fairfax, VA
Tissue Rose For A Decorative Touch
By Diana from Highland, Michigan
Step 1: Lay newspaper out on a flat surface.
Step 2: Put clay pot upside down in the center of the newspaper.
Step 3: Make a glue/water mixture in the plastic cup. (About 2 parts glue, 1 part water.)
Step 4: Use the paint brush to spread the glue mixture all over the clay pot.
Step 5: Stick tissue paper to the pot in any design you wish. Completely cover the clay surface.
Step 6: Cover the tissue paper with additional glue.
Step 7: Allow the pot to dry totally.
Step 8: Once dry, cover the entire pot with a clear varnish.
Step 9: Allow the pot to dry totally again.
Step 10: Fill with potting soil, your favorite plant or some seeds, and enjoy.
This project is quite easy, and can be done by the youngest child.
Mini Papier-Mache Piñatas for Birthday Parties
Once the Pinatas are dry, decorate with balloon in place. Use ribbon, stickers, etc. Deflate balloon when dry by cutting small hole using scissors. Stuff pinatas with loot. Place pull string in place and seal hole with more paper/paste.
You are done!
Source: This great idea was borrowed from the following wonderful website:
By Lisa from Halifax, NS
How do I make Mother's Day flowers out of tissue?
By Vianna from IA
Yes I made a lot of those flowers out of facial tissue when I was a teen ager. In fact at that time we could buy boxes of tissue that was divided into sections of pale blue, pink, and yellow and my junior class of 11 students (7 girls and 4 boys) made lots of these flowers to use as decorations for the junior-senior prom. Then we decided we didn't have enough so a couple of us walked a block to my aunt's house and picked a bunch of apple blossoms off her six apple trees. Fun times!
My daughter has to decorate a car for the homecoming Parade at school. The cars have to be decorated with tissue flowers and I have NEVER made a tissue flower.
southernrose1970 from Louisiana
I'm looking for a way to tint sheets of white tissue paper any other color. I picked up a bunch of plain white and would like to use them for upcoming holidays. Thanks!
Sara from Idaho
I've read that you can decorate (tint?) paper by blowing liquid bubbles at it. The bubbles are the type you played with as a kid. Dip a "wand" into the liquid and gently blow through the "O" at the paper you want to colorize. When the bubbles pop they leave circular colored designs on the paper. You need to "hang" the paper up, and I'd do it outside, as the bubbles leave their mark on any surface when they pop.