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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tissue Paper Flower with Colored Edge

These flowers are perfect for gift toppers and easy too!  They are less expensive than a store bought bow and you can customize for any occasion!  Have fun and let your creativity soar!  Post your creations on our Facebook Page!   

Here is the tutorial on how to make the flowers:

Here is how to do it:

Materials you will need:
-  Tissue paper (one full sheet makes one flower)
-  Green pipe cleaner
-  Bead
-  Hot glue
-  Glitter
-  Scissors
-  Marker

1.  Fold the tissue paper in half four times.  You should end up with a square, but some tissue paper will end up rectangular.  It doesn't matter.  You want to cut a circle (we aren't going for perfection - don't stress it) and make sure you cut all the away around.  
2.  Fold in half again and cut petal shapes (see video).  
3.  Open it to see if it is how you wanted it to be.  If it is, refold it and take your marker and color just along all of the outer edges, while it is folded.
4.  Fold into quarters and snip off the corner, to give you a hole in the center of the flower pieces.
5.  Choose a bead.  (Here is a video on how to marble wood beads with nail polish)
6.  Put pipe cleaner through bead and twist a small piece underneath.
7.  Feed the pipe cleaner through the flower pedals and scootch the pedals around so they aren't perfectly stacked.
8.  Put a bead of glue around the base of the bead and pour some glitter on the hot glue.  Let it cool and shake of excess.
9.  Flip the flower over and run a bead of hot glue where the stem and tissue paper meet and put on glitter.  Shake off excess.
10.  When cool, take each layer and separate it and scrunch it up toward the bead.  
11.  That's it!  Stand back and enjoy your creation!

These would be beautiful on top of a gift, instead of a store bought bow.  A bouquet of these would be nice at a baby shower.  How about centerpieces at a bridal shower?  Tissue paper comes in all colors and can be made to match the wedding colors!

I'd love to see how you use these!  Email pictures to or post on ourFacebook page

I love comments and Happy Crafting! 


  1. for the giveaways you should give everyone one of these flowers in pink I bed you it will make a smile on my face for sure

  2. can you send me the flower you made with colored edges I like pink

  3. from Marion on the Wirral, England

    Watching you making your lovely flowers reminds me of being in infants class at school.
    Thank you for kick starting my memories of a lovely time,
    kind thoughts,

  4. I love these and didn’t realize how many styles you could make! I’m so going to do this, thanks for sharing


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