TISSUE PAPER FLOWERS (pretty & easy DIY decorations)

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).

TO MAKE ONE FLOWER YOU NEED: 5 or 6 sheets tissue paper, cut to 18 cm x 30 cm 1 skinny pipe cleaner or 20-30 cm length of florist wire paper_flowers_stepbystep1 DIRECTIONS:

  1. Cut tissue paper to size and place short side in front of you, folding paper accordion style in 2.5 cm folds.
  2. Cut ends of folded tissue paper into half circles.
  3. Fold floral wire in half and place in the middle of tissue paper, twisting the ends to secure.
  4. 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


32 thoughts on “TISSUE PAPER FLOWERS (pretty & easy DIY decorations)

    • Thanks so much 🙂 And what a great idea! We bought some inexpensive Chinese paper lanterns for our little one’s 1st birthday but it would have been lovely to mix them with tissue paper balls too 🙂

  1. Those almost seem too easy. I wish some of my Girlfriends daughters would start getting married, I’m dying to use some of these ideas at maybe a bridal shower or baby shower. Very cute.

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  3. These flowers are amazing – they really bring a promise of spring. So great that you and cupcake are doing so well that you are back to posting!

  4. First I want to say a huge THANK YOU for reading my posts (from beginning to end!). Second, I had a flashback to being a girl and making similar tissue paper flowers. Third, how are you and your new little cupcake doing? Madly in love, I’m sure. 🙂

    • Very much in love :), yes. And it’s a pleasure to follow your blog! I remember making flowers out of crepe paper as a girl, but I can’t remember the technique I used then. Hope things are great with you 🙂 x

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