Making Tissue Paper Puffy Flowers
These beautiful tissue paper flowers get their puffy look from using a small Styrofoam ball or Ping Pong ball to create the petals. Set them out in a vase or use to upscale gifts. The photos and instructions needed for making your own can be found on this page.
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July 31, 2019
I love using tissue paper to make flowers. They make fabulous decorations, and are great for sprucing up gift bags and presents. For these flowers, we will use a small Styrofoam ball or ping pong ball to puff the flower petals to give them a beautiful round dimension. The flower pistils are made by simply twisting some tissue paper into thin strips.
- tissue paper, 2 colours
- small Styrofoam ball or ping pong ball
- glue stick
- thin bendable wire
- Cut your 2 colours of tissue paper. The flower petal dimensions should be about 10" by 4.5" and you will need 5 pieces. The pistil dimensions should be 10" by 1" and you will need 4 pieces.
- Place the ball at one end of a petal paper and twist the end shut.
- Add a bit of glue and twist it a bit more.
- Fold the 2 flaps outward so it's neatly creased.
- Now twist the paper on the other side of the ball so it's like a piece of wrapped candy.
- Loosen the twist a tiny bit and remove the ball. This is one flower petal.
- Repeat these steps to make 5 flower petals.
- Take a strip of the pistil paper and twist it into itself tightly.
- Repeat to make a total of 4.
- Take an 8" piece of wire and bend the end into a hook.
- Fold the pistils in half.
- Now hook the wire onto the folded portion of the pistils.
- Twist the wire onto itself to secure the pistils on.
- Place the flower petals around the pistils with the openings facing upwards.
- Tightly twist the remaining wire around the stems. Slightly trim the pistils and pointed ends of petals if desired.
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