Flowers are wonderful. You know what’s not wonderful, dead flowers. We’re all guilty of killing the occasional flower, accidentally. However, some of us are more prone than others to let flowers die. If you’re that person, this one’s for you.
You’ll need green colored pipe cleaners and multicolored tissue paper, which can all be bought at Michael’s or any other craft store. We’re going make three types of flowers all of which share the same general steps.
Flower No. 1: I made this flower up
- Fold the light pink tissue paper so that you’ll have up to 12 individual petals.
- Draw out the shape of the flower that you’re designing. Cut out the first layer of petals.
- Next, take the deeper colored pink tissue paper and cut a few small circles. Then take yellow tissue paper and cut out even smaller circles.
- Take the piper cleaner and pierce a small hole at the center of the main petals.
- You’ll want to separate the 12 petals into 3 sections of 4 and turn then in different directions, so the petals fan out nicely.
- Afterwards, you’ll repeat step 4 with, first, deep pink circles and, then, with the yellow circles.
- Take the end nub of the stem (the pipe cleaner) and bend it over just a little, that way the petals don’t fall off.
- Now that you’ve got all your petals on the stem and have a stopper (so to speak), push all the petals together, fan out the larger petals, and bunch the flower together.
- Voila, you have your first flower!
FUN FACT: You can take the scraps of tissue paper and make a tiny flower. See!
Flower No. 2: Carnation
- Fold the deep pink tissue paper so you’ll have 12 individual petals.
- Cut out medium circle shapes for your petals.
- Take the pipe cleaner and pierce it through the layer of petals.
- This time, you’re going to cut straight lines throughout the flower. Take a peek at the photo for further clarification!
- Before you go to make the stopper for this flower, you have to cut out a small rectangle of yellow tissue paper. Wrap the yellow around the tip of the stem. Then go ahead and make the stopper, bending the stem to make a little nub.
- Finally, scrunch the petals and you have yourself a coronation!
Flower No. 3: Daisy
- Fold the white tissue paper to get 12 layers (for the daisy, the more layers the merrier) and then trace the daisy shape as pictured.
- Then cut out a small circle of yellow tissue paper to put on the inside of the white petals.
- Pierce the petals with the pipe cleaner and then make the little stopper.
- Make sure you fan out those daisy petals and scrunch the flower.
- Perfecto, you’ve got a daisy!
The rest of the process is easy. Just arrange the all your flowers in whatever manner makes you happy. You could make a bouquet or keep them in a vase by your desk. You could also use these flowers as decorations on gifts.
I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed making these tissue flowers. Till next week!
P.S: Yesterday was Tea or Coffee?’s one year anniversary and I couldn’t be happier. It’s been such a joy to write these posts and to continue to maintain a creative outlet throughout the seemingly mundane course of life. Here’s to many more years of writing!