I remember making tissue paper flowers as a kid to stick on a car of at a relative’s wedding – how much fun! Since I’m in the midst of changing over our winter decorations in the house to spring/summer ones I thought I’d resurrect the idea. I wanted something fun, and safe to place in Poppet’s bedroom window after the snow, polar bears and penguins were removed, but I didn’t want the typical poufy wedding style tissue paper flower. Â Poppet has a lovely tree that is directly outside her room, but it seems to be the last plant that blooms around here! So I’m hoping to rev her imagination with some vibrant blossoms!
I simply used tissue paper, scissors and thread for my flowers. I would have used floral wire, but I want to hang them, and should the suction cups let go of the window I wanted the flowers to be completely soft for safety’s sake. Â I choose a light and dark pink for my flowers, and toyed with the idea of adding some white, but didn’t have room on the window in the end! Â For 10 flowers I used 2 sheets of tissue paper, some sewing thread and a pair of scissors.
1) Â Take your first sheet of tissue paper and fold it in half. Â Fold it in half the same direction again, and then a third time.
2) Â Cut along the fold lines. Â then take these strips and folded them into quarters and cut on the fold lines again. Â You are left with a pile of small rectangles.
3) Â Place a round-bottomed item in the middle of one piece of paper. Â Twist the ends around it like a candy wrapper. Â Remove the item. Â One petal done, many more to go!
4) Â Take 5 petals by one twist with 3 facing up and 2 facing down on top of those 3. Â Secure with thread around all the twists. Â Trim.
5) Â Open petals to desired shape. Â Secure a thread around the opposite twist on only 1 petal if you wish to hang the flower. Â Trim all petal tips.
Repeat, repeat, repeat! Â Now you have enough to decorate for spring too!
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