Acute How-To: Tissue Paper Flowers

This might just be the perfect Mother’s Day gift {especially if you live far from your mom like me} – simple, thoughtful, and would be much easier to ship than real flowers.

What you need:

  • Tissue paper {in any color you prefer}
  • Scissors
  • Fabric coated flower wire {you can find this at the craft store}


Step One:

Fold one piece of tissue paper in half, then in half again, and again… until you have a small rectangle.  If you are using a standard piece of tissue paper this will be four folds.  Open the folded piece of tissue paper and cut along the lines in order to get 16 equal sized rectangles {they will measure about 6”x4”}. 


Step Two:

Take 8 of the rectangles and stack them on top of each other.  Fold accordion style up the length of the stack of paper.


Step Three:

Take one piece of flower wire and securely twist around the center of the folded paper.


Step Four:

Cut each end of the paper so that it is curved.  If you prefer a more ruffled look, rather than a pompom look, do not round off the ends of the tissue paper stack.


Step Five:

Slowly pull apart the layers of tissue paper.  This step takes a little patience.  If you do it too quickly, you will rip the paper.  Fluff the layers so that you have a full bodied flower. 


Make several in various colors for a full bouquet – such a lovely Mother’s Day Gift!

4 thoughts on “Acute How-To: Tissue Paper Flowers

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  2. We are doing bunches of these for decorations at our outdoor wedding. Fun and economical to do, and a great excuse to have a few crafting parties with wine :)


  3. Thanks for posting this! I must admit this is most convenient and reasonable service for sending quality flowers to your precious ones.

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