The last time I remember making paper flowers was when I was about 13 and it was my father’s 25th High School Reunion. I remember I made a giant one for the center of the room that hung from the ceiling that was blue and lavender, and small arrangements for each table.
I’ve always loved crafts
Here is how to make them
you will need
* tissue paper (about 17 pieces per flower, wire to secure it together or a pipe cleaner-I used floral wire)
*ribbon to hang from
*scissors (in the photo I had my kitchen scissors handy but quickly switched to my crafty-orange handles fiskars)
*pencil (to mark the edge design)
I tie a look in the ribbon and thread the wire through it
then secure it around the center of the flower, and twist the wire to secure it.
draw the shape I want on the end, round or a point I think is easiest.
cut a few folds at a time if you have trouble doing it all at once.
fan out each side and begin lifting one piece of tissue paper at a time to the center
as you can see it take shape very quickly, but be careful it can rip easily. When you are finished with both top parts, turn the 1/2 finished flower and do the bottom.
here is the finished flower
I had some from a kit I purchased and added more that I made, they are very easy and you can make them in any color to coordinate any decor.
I hung a couple in each room but now wished I had grouped them together-I hung them at the last minute and was running out of time so maybe next time I will have it better planned out.