Mother's Day Vases with Tissue Paper Flowers

These vases were made from empty drinkable yogurt containers. Any size container works well. The flowers are made from tissue paper and coffee filters.

Supplies for Vase:


  • drinkable yogurt container
  • tissue paper
  • Elmer's glue (watered down)
  • paint brush
  • glitter


  1. Doing a little at a time, paint glue on the yogurt container and stick on ripped up pieces of tissue paper to the container.
  2. Then paint on more glue over the tissue paper until you cover the entire vase.
  3. I sprinkled on some fine glitter while it was wet to give it some sparkle.

Supplies for Tissue Paper Flowers:

  • tissue paper (different colors)
  • pipe cleaner (stem)


  1. Cut the tissue paper about 4 inches wide and 12 inches long. Make sure that all the pieces are the same size.
  2. Stack all the paper up (4-6 pieces) and fold in an accordion pleat.
  3. Wrap one end of the pipe cleaner around the middle of the tissue paper. Gently separate each layer pulling upwards toward the middle of the flower.

Supplies for Coffee Filter Flowers:

  • coffee filters (2 per flower)
  • pipe cleaners (stem)
  • food coloring


  1. Fold the coffee filter in half then half again, fold twice more so you have a narrow edge.
  2. Cut a curve around the outside of the filter or you can make it pointy. This is the inside of your flower.
  3. On the other filter do the same thing just make it bigger just so the inside is smaller than the outside.
  4. Put 2 to 3 tablespoons of water in a bowl with a few drops of food coloring. Then scrunch up the coffee filter and put it in the colored water. You can make all different colors.
  5. Leave the filters in the colored water for a few minutes then take them out so they can dry completely.
  6. After they are dried, put the smaller filter on top of the bigger filter then take the green pipe cleaner and poke it through the middle of the flower. Bend down the top of the pipe cleaner so it doesn't slide out of your flower. Then take a piece of scotch tape and wrap it around the bottom of the flower so it sticks to the pipe cleaner.
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  8. You can put a few small rocks in the bottom of the vase so it doesn't tip over.

By luv2craft from Normalville, PA

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By jmz2005 (Guest Post)
May 11, 20060 found this helpful

Those are beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I know I would like one for Mother's Day!

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By (Guest Post)
May 12, 20060 found this helpful

Very cute idea. That is a wonderful idea for kids to do for Mother's Day. Thank you for sharing.

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By kristi in TEXAS (Guest Post)
May 22, 20060 found this helpful

HOW COOL!!!!!! I am going to do this with my 3 kids this weekend...... thank you for the idea....
there so prettty too,... good job!

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By sweetangelbaby (Guest Post)
May 12, 20070 found this helpful

my mom said she didnt want me to buy anything so i asked myself how am i going to do flowers for mother's day? And this is definitely going to be it

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September 9, 20090 found this helpful

If you want them to look like carnations just snip the ends of the papers. This will give them a nicer more finished look.

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