Tissue Paper Flowers tutorial
When I redid this bedroom, I wanted to keep the cost down on decor and to mostly make everything from scratch. I had bought the blue mason jars a long time ago and really wanted to use them for a variety of craft projects, but the obvious one was to use them as room decor! :)
This easy decor idea was something that I saw on Pinterest, but I kind of ran with it a little bit. When I first saw the idea, I thought it was tissue paper that was used, so that was my intentions; come to find out, it was actually coffee filters. However, I think my tissue paper flowers turned out just fine. :) I also found this really cute blue tissue paper to add some sort of texture to the flowers!
- two different colors of tissue paper
- pipe cleaners
- bakers twine
- hot glue gun
- mason jar
The first step is to take the tissue paper and fold it “fan style” longways. The reason why I say longways is because you will cut this fan fold into three pieces; therefore you want to make the most of your tissue paper.
…in which that is your next step. Cut the tissue paper into 3 evenly pieces. This will give you three flowers. :)
Next, cut a half circle around each end of the tissue papers. You may even make it pointed to add a different petal effect.
Next, tie bakers twine in the center of the tissue papers. You may have to lightly curve the tissue paper around between the twine so that you can get a tight knot.
Now is the fun part. :) Feather out the petals like “snowflake” style. You can even crunch the tissue papers slightly to also add even more texture.
Now you have to hot glue the pipe cleaner to the back of the “flower.” You may have to cut the pipe cleaner depending how long it is and how short your jar is. However, I would have three different lengths to show dimensions of the flowers in the jars.
We can now move on to the jar to prep for the flowers. Take another sheet of tissue paper (preferably another color) and stuff it down inside the jar making a hole in the center to place the flowers inside.
Then take the same color of tissue paper that you stuffed into the jar, and wrap it around the flower “stems” like they were real flowers. You may have to arrange it so it looks somewhat presentable. :)
Then place the flowers down inside the jar in the hole you previously created. Fluffy the tissue paper so it looks all cute and you’re done! :) I placed this on a bookshelf in the room and I think it looks adorable!