Tissue paper flowers used to seem so complicated and intricate…until I found this method. These are so easy, my two little boys were making them, too! Adding these simple tissue paper flowers to some found branches from the yard equals FREE spring decor!
I remember the first time my sweet friend showed me how to make these. The day was bleak, dreary, and grey. Typical Minnesota in late winter – but her shop was warm and inviting. It smelled of Spring and happy chatter was everywhere. It was the perfect prescription to lift the spirits.
That’s when I noticed her gorgeous tissue paper flowers. They were everywhere, sprinkled throughout the store. They brought bright pops of spring cheer into an otherwise dreary, grey day near the end of a long Minnesota winter.
When I commented to her on how pretty they were, she pulled me aside and showed me in under a minute how easy they were to make. As soon as I saw her make one, I knew these would become a staple in my decor every spring. You can see that I used them here in my home tour last Spring– and now I’m sharing how easy they are!
Tissue Paper Flowers 101
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I don’t know about you, but I’m a very visual person. If you are, too, here are the easy step by step instructions, with photos.
- lay out whatever colors (or combinations of colors) of tissue paper you like – I layered light pink and white. (anywhere from 4-8 layers works well)
- cut strips the approximate width you think you’d like your flowers
- then cut those strips into squares.
- fold repeatedly into triangles
- cut with sharp scissors – either on a curve or straight across
- open back up
- pinch/twist the center of your flower petals (layers of tissue paper) together until tight
- fluff each layer as desired
- you’re done!
How to use your tissue paper flowers
Once my little guys and I were done making a small pile of the tissue paper flowers, we found some fallen branches in the back yard and hot glued the flowers to the branches.
Sorry – no photos of hot gluing the flowers on…but I’m sure you get the idea. Hot glue. Flowers. Branches. They shall be joined together and let no man put them asunder.
I know the wild, crazy, non-symmetrical look of found branches isn’t for everyone, but it it totally my jam. Paired with some faux Spring branches in a tall pitcher, this little corner of our dining room is ready to celebrate Spring!
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Oh! And my dear friend who showed me how to make these? Her name is Jackie and you’ll totally want to check out her gorgeous Farmhouse in the City 1890 instagram feed here.
Now, for even more lovely Spring ideas and eye candy galore, be sure to visit my girlfriends’ blogs below-
The Inspired Makers Tribe are bringing you all the
spring decor and inspiration you need to kick the winter blues!
Lisa @ The Purple Hydrangea | Sarah @ 1915 House | Kim @ Farmhouse Made
Toni @ Small Home Soul | Susanne @ Pearl Street Designs | Sherri @ Savvy Apron
Stephanie @ One Mile Home & Style | Denise @ My Thrifty House