Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wedding Wednesdays - Tissue Paper Flowers


Want to learn more about how to make tissue paper flowers?

Take a look at our post How To Make Beautiful Tissue Paper Flowers  HERE 

It's on our new blog A Beautifully Wrapped Life!

Tissue paper flowers are just so easy to make that they're a perfect decoration for any gift or event. With tissue paper available in so many colours, it's easy to match to any decor or theme.

Below are the simple steps to creating these beautiful blooms-

To start, you will need tissue paper sheets that you cut into a rectangle of any desired size. Use a full sheet for very large flowers (for reception decor) or 1/8 of a sheet for small flowers (to be used on favour boxes). Stack 6-8 pieces of tissue. Add more layers for fuller flowers.

Then, accordion fold your tissue paper sheet working from the long sides. Use a ruler or bone folder to crease the folds.

Cinch your folded tissue paper sheet in the centre using a length of tinsel cord to tie.

You can either chose to leave the ends as they are or you can cut them rounded or pointed for some variation.

Now, gently pull each piece of tissue paper towards the top centre of the flower to create the bloom. Fluff up the finished flower.

Attach your finished flowers onto your gift box, as we did below.

Other projects you can do with your tissue flowers-
Glue a mini flower to a pin for a lapel decoration or string smaller flowers along some ribbon to make a garland. Also, try dipping the edges of the tissue paper in white glue and then into loose glitter to create shimmering flowers for a more glamorous event.


  1. When I was in grade 4 at Sir Guy Carleton Elementary my wonderful teacher, Mrs. Reed, taught us how to make these flowers out of Kleenex. They were for her friends wedding to put on the cars and we had so much fun making them.
    Of course if it rains it doesn't go so well. Better use them like you show...on the packages.

  2. If you use them for Wedding Reception hanging them from ceilings you will need to make quite a few.
    Bride we just Decorated for had made over 15 of them, to hang from ceiling. However once you get them up there her Groups of tissue flowers looked like 1 small one. I had brought 24 pink & Green lanterns to venue. So we ended up using Brides in the center & lanterns else where on ceiling to get look she actually wanted.
    So if you are planning on using for reception in a hall you need to make quite a few. A tent- Garden Wedding since it is much lower would require less.

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  4. I am a educational assistant and will use these tissue flowers on a bulletin board for the Fall. I will make leaves from tagboard to compliment the flowers.