Oversized tissue paper flowers are an inexpensive way to add some glam and wow factor to any occasion. They are so easy to make and so BEAUTIFUL that I often use them for party décor and even as home décor. Plus if you take good care, you can reuse them!
They look beautiful as a sweets table backdrop as seen here on my daughter’s garden birthday party.
And also as wall décor. As seen here in my girls’ bedroom.
I often get many requests on a tutorial for these beauties and this weekend as I worked on flowers for a very special baby shower I thought I’d try to make a tutorial for you guys. So here it is! Grab some wine, put on some music and flower on!
- Colored tissue paper- 8-10 pieces of tissue paper in the main color and 1sheet of tissue paper for the center color.
- Posterboard or white paper – to make the petal templates
- Scotch tape
Step one: Take your posterboard or white paper and free hand draw 5 sizes of scalloped petals. The 5 sizes I used were approximately 12″, 10″, 8″, 6” and 4” high. Cut out the shapes.
Step two: Open up your package of tissue paper and lay it on a flat surface (I layered 6 sheets of tissue paper). Lay your templates on top and cut through all of the layers. No need to be perfect here, after all no two flower petals are alike!
You should end up with 5 sets of petals.
Step 2: Start off with the largest petal. Grab one petal and gather the edges on either side. Give this end a little twist and use a small piece of scotch tape to tape it. Repeat steps with all the large petals.
You should have 6 large petals twisted and taped.
Step 3: Gather 3 of the twisted petals and tape them together at the base to form a semicircle.
Gather the remaining 3 large petals and tape them together at the base to form a semicircle as well.
Step 4: Tape both sets together. Make sure use the sets are taped securely as this will be the base of your flower. It should look like this.
Step five: Repeat steps 2-4 with each set of petals.
Step 6: Tape the flowers on top of each other starting with the largest flower (largest to small). Use the scotch tape freely to make sure the each flower is taped securely.
Step 7: Using the other color tissue paper you selected for the center of your flower, cut approximately a 5″ x 7″ rectangle. Crinkle and smush it by making it into a ball in your hand to give it a textured look.
Step 8: Place a piece of tape in the center of the flower and place the “wrinkle ball” on it. You may need to manipulate the tissue paper and wrinkle it around until you get the desired look.
And voilà! You just made a tissue paper flower!
Note: You can also made these in different sizes by cutting extra petals in the size desired and follow the steps above.