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Making Tissue Paper Flower Bows


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August 22, 2018

Tissue Paper Flower Bow - gift with bows and tagDon't have a bow? You can make a simple one or a couple with tissue paper. Tissue paper flower bows will make a cute accent to any gift you're going to give!

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Total Time: 35 minutes

Supplies:

  • tissue paper
  • scissors
  • stapler
  • cellophane paper
  • tape

Steps:

  1. Cut tissue paper into squares. I used 10 pieces of tissue paper per flower bow. (More or less depending on how full you want your flower bow to be and what size your bow is).
  2. Tissue Paper Flower Bow - cut tissue paper into squares
     
  3. Staple the center of the stack of squares once, then again creating a plus sign.
  4. Tissue Paper Flower Bow - stack the squares and staple in the center
     
    Tissue Paper Flower Bow - staple again making a cross
     
  5. Trace or freehand a circle and cut out.
  6. Tissue Paper Flower Bow - cut the stack into a circle
     
  7. Cut half inch or so slits all around the circle.
  8. Tissue Paper Flower Bow - cut 1/2 inch deep slits around the circle
     
    Tissue Paper Flower Bow - slits
     
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  9. Begin to scrunch each layer and puff up until you're out of tissue paper and you have formed a flower.
  10. Tissue Paper Flower Bow - start at the center and crunch up the pieces in each layer
     
    Tissue Paper Flower Bow = continuing
     
    Tissue Paper Flower Bow - fluff as you go
     
    Tissue Paper Flower Bow - almost done
     
    Tissue Paper Flower Bow - fussing with the sections
     
    Tissue Paper Flower Bow - finished flower/bow
     
  11. Repeat same concept with any other tissue paper you want. I just cut assorted squares, but same concept.
  12. Tissue Paper Flower Bow - pink tissue circle
     
    Tissue Paper Flower Bow - stapled and strips cut
     
    Tissue Paper Flower Bow - pink bow
     
    Tissue Paper Flower Bow - using a lid to trace a circle on a stack of dark reddish pink paper
     
    Tissue Paper Flower Bow - cut and stapled
     
    Tissue Paper Flower Bow - slits cut
     
    Tissue Paper Flower Bow - same crunching process
     
    Tissue Paper Flower Bow - crunching
     
    Tissue Paper Flower Bow - dark red flower
     
  13. I wrapped gift (shoes) with leftover cellophane paper.
  14. Tissue Paper Flower Bow - cellophane paper
     
    Tissue Paper Flower Bow - gift wrapped with cellophane paper
     
  15. Position tissue paper flower bows and secure down with tape. Optional: Added a little Happy Birthday tag.
  16. Tissue Paper Flower Bow - lay bows on package for arranging
     
    Tissue Paper Flower Bow - one large and two smaller bows placed
     
    Tissue Paper Flower Bow - final bow added
     
    Tissue Paper Flower Bow - gift tag added
     
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