Hello, hello, my dears! As promised, here is the step-by-step for making the Giant Tissue Paper Flower I first mentioned here. Full credit goes to Aunt Peaches for the original tutorial, but I wanted to share the tips and tricks I discovered when I made one for myself. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 6 pieces of tissue paper (I used a different color for each piece)
- Scotch Tape
Are you ready to get started? Here we go!
Lay out your 6 pieces of tissue for the flower. Order your colors however you like, keeping in mind that the top piece will be the center of the flower. Trim the two MIDDLE layers on one short side and one long side, so they are bit smaller than the bottom layers. Next, trim the two TOP layers so they are even smaller.
Center the papers so all the middles line up. Starting at one of the short sides, make a 1.5″ – 2″ fold (note, since we trimmed the layers, the top two pieces probably won’t be included in the first fold you make).Continue making accordion folds; flip your paper over as you fold, back and forth.
When you’re done with your folds, pinch the stack in the middle and staple it twice.
Now it’s time to carefully separate the layers; fan them out, making sure not not to tear.
At this point, your flower probably looks like a bizarre bow-tie-thingy. Hang in there! The loveliness is just a little more flower-fluffing away 🙂 Now this bit is really important, as it is the difference between an ok flower and a gorgeous one: starting with the center layer, gently pull the tissue directly upward.
Continue to pull each successive layer of tissue upward. Take your time!
You may need to use a little piece of tape here and there to hold some of the edges together and close any conspicuous gaps.
And there you have it! One super easy, super lovely, DIY Tissue Paper Flower! If you want to see how to create a stem and base for your flower, stay tuned for Part 2! 🙂