I am determined to apply DIY motivation to as many aspects of the upcoming blessingway/baby shower as possible, and the decorations are no exception! Thank goodness for Pinterest and my wonderful Project Pinterest board, onto which I had pinned this fabulous tutorial for gorgeous paper flowers. I have modified the steps somewhat as I am using these flowers for decorations rather than wrapping, but the basic principles remain the same. Below you will find instructions to make one large flower. Being thrifty as I am 😉 I used up all remaining tissue paper by making flowers of smaller sizes too (and some butterfly-shaped confetti… but that’s for another post).
- Cut tissue paper to size and place short side in front of you, folding paper accordion style in 2.5 cm folds.
- Cut ends of folded tissue paper into half circles.
- Fold floral wire in half and place in the middle of tissue paper, twisting the ends to secure.
- Carefully pull up the first layer of tissue paper and continue pulling each layer upwards until all tissue layers are separated and flower is formed.
*Instructions adapted from tutorial by 33 shades of Green