Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Tissue Paper Flowers or Bows

I've been cruising around Pinterest lately and I have found some cute little DIY projects! I saw several tutorials for tissue paper flowers and this is my favorite because it most like the way my grandma taught me! They are easy to make, inexpensive and so cute! I was short on bows and I usually stock up on all colors of tissue paper at garage sales or when its on sale. So instead of a bow, I used my flower as a bow for my granddaughter's birthday present. She loved it! The website I pinned was, they lots of other great ideas there too!
  1. Use 2 regular size sheets of tissue paper, put them together as one sheet, and fold it lengthwise in half, then keep folding it in half until you are at the end. I ended up with a long strip about 4-1/2 inches wide. (second picture)
  2. Then I did the same thing except I folded it half the opposite way until I ended up with a not perfect square about 5 inches by 4-1/2 inches. (third picture)
  3. I drew a picture of a flower (basically 5 petals) but you can draw any shape you want.
  4. Cut all layers of tissue paper at one time using the shape of the flower as your pattern.
  5. Dampen your finger tips slightly and start to turn the flower layers one by one until all the layers are separated. 
  6. Staple in the center of the flower.
  7. Start with the bottom layer of tissue paper and fold it upwards, it's ok to crinkle it up a little. Continue to do this with each layer until you are done. 
  8. Use a piece of tape on the back to attach it to your gift, wall, hair clip, or whatever you choose to decorate.

Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi

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