Monday, September 26, 2011

Make it Monday: Tiny Tissue Flowers {Tutorial}

All this talk of Fall has got me ready to decorate! We are still working on getting settled into our new apartment, but what better way to liven up a space with some flowers? 

These are so easy and inexpensive to make. Here's what you need:

Pipe Cleaners, Tissue Paper, Needle Nose Pliers, a small hole punch or something sharp, and a 2 inch round scalloped edge paper punch (or scissors)

Start by unfolding your tissue paper but leave it stacked. Use your paper punch (or scissors) to make circles through all of the sheets at once.

Use your sharp object to punch a hole in the middle of the circles. Tissue punches easily, so just do it in a stack. Next, push your pipe cleaner through the hole and use your pliers to turn under the edge. This will give a nice finished end. No wires sticking out here!

Pull the tissue up to the loop in your pipe cleaner and scrunch. In my opinion, the more wrinkled, the better!

Lastly, fluff up your little flower but spinning and separating the layers until you get it the way you want. Stick them in a mason jar like I did, or what ever you like.

 I used mine in my "Fall-Ish" centerpiece for our kitchen table with a few other little things. Of course, you can do these in any color you want. I prefer a more neutral setting with little pops of color. Pretty pretty pretty!

If you make these, I would love to see! Have fun!


  1. Love the nail polish! ;) hehe Sorry to call you out on that....I totally gathered sticks from my yard this week and made paper flowers and glued them to my sticks. Now sitting in a vase on my fireplace! Great (and budget friendly) minds think alike! :D Love your little flowers. So sweet. I might have to add these to my decor somewhere! :)

  2. Haha! That's why I never paint my nails... I thought no one would notice... off to crop it out! lol!


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