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By Diana from Highland, MI
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
This project is quite easy, and can be done by the youngest child.
This guide is about making tissue paper flowers. Lovely, colorful decorations can be made with this very thin craft paper.
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How do I make Mother's Day flowers out of tissue?
By Vianna from IA
Here's how I made them as a child out of Kleenex:
(for bigger flowers in more colors you can also use Tissue Paper)
1) Simply lay the Kleenex flat then fold it accordion style (like a making a fan)
2) At the center wrap a piece of wire or string tightly around the Kleenex.
3) Fold the 2 ends up to meet each other
4) Using a string or wire or piece of clear tape or florist tape, wrap it twice around the base (Calyx area) to keep the tissue pointing up.
5) If you need the flower to be smaller: Holding both ends together in your hand, flatten the top area & cut to the height you want.
6) To make these flowers stand up-right in a vase, you'll need to uses wire around the base (not string or tape) then continue twisting the wire to the length of stem you want
7) Starting at the "calyx" wrap green florist tape around the calyx (bottom area) then continue wrapping with green florist tape all down the stem.
---> This is somewhat like making a pom-pom out of yarn, only you use Kleenex instead!
- separate the 2 ply's of the tissue to make flowers fuller
- To make fluffier flowers, you can stack 2 or 3 Kleenex's on top of each other.
- For bigger, fuller, stiffer flowers in bright colors, use tissue paper (like for wrapping gifts)
- For super fancy flowers, when flowers are complete, spray the flowers in a spray lightly with spray-adhesive then dip in glitter.
STEP-BY-STEP DIRECTIONS WITH PHOTOS:
SUPER-GOOD DETAILED DRAWINGS & DIRECTIONS:
MAKING A ROSE: (instead of a carnation)
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!
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
How about streeaks of watercolor paint or diluted food coloring.
You could apply the diluted food colouring in a fine spray using a small spray bottle for an interesting speckled/streaky effect - practice on a piece of newspaper until you get the effect you want.
How about trying the spray paint (I think it's Design Master) that's made for artificial flowers. Another thought is to stamp your sheets.
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.