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.