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We often receive gifts wrapped in tissue paper; reuse it to create new craft projects. This is a page about crafts using tissue paper.


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May 19, 2008

This was purely by accident. I had no wrapping paper, so I used several pieces of tissue paper and twisted it up and it formed what looked like, to me, a rose. So I stuck some silk leaves I had on both sides and it looked like I did it on purpose.

By Diana from Highland, MI

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August 3, 2010

I dislike seeing things thrown away without ever being ever. We have thrown away large handfuls of gift tissue that comes in those gift bags and this is such a waste. I am thinking that we could put gifts in those cloth bags and use pretty towels or hand towels in it instead of the tissue. If you do have gift tissue, this can be recycled into beautiful crafts and things like stained glass windows, collages, and flowers to put into little pots and bottles or to wear in your hair. Here's some ideas I came up with when checking and brainstorming with the three Rs, which are reduce, reuse, and recycle

Blessings and have fun reusing things and recycling

By Robyn Fed from Hampton, TN

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February 25, 2010

This flower gives a lifelike impression and with thin paper, you can make a very elegant flower. You can arrange them on a flat plate or use as an accent to your project.

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

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July 19, 2006

When you want to make those dull, red clay pots into something for display, all you need is some tissue paper, glue and water mixture, and clear varnish.

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May 5, 2010

How do I make Mother's Day flowers out of tissue?

By vianna from IA


May 5, 20100 found this helpful

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.

http://foldingt  aper-carnations/
http://kidspart  e-Paper-Flowers/

MAKING A ROSE: (instead of a carnation)
http://kidspart  -Alternative.htm

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May 5, 20100 found this helpful

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!

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January 9, 2005

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


January 10, 20050 found this helpful

How about streeaks of watercolor paint or diluted food coloring.

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January 10, 20050 found this helpful

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.



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January 10, 20050 found this helpful

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.

Good luck,


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By Shelly (Guest Post)
January 12, 20050 found this helpful

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.

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January 30, 20180 found this helpful

This is a good craft to work on with your kids. Using white tissue paper stuffed with recycled newspaper you can make as many of these fun ghosts as you like. This is a page about how to make easy tissue paper ghosts.

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September 29, 20170 found this helpful

Making paper pom poms from tissue paper is not only easy; it is also a fun activity. These pom poms are perfect decorations for a variety of occasions. This is a page about how to make tissue paper pom poms.

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October 29, 20130 found this helpful

This page is about making tissue paper flowers. Lovely, colorful decorations can be made with this very thin craft paper.

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