Making your own decorations for a party, especially for kids, is so much easier than people think. All I used was tissue paper and a pipe cleaner to make these tissue paper flowers. And obviously a pair of scissors too. They worked perfectly for my Nature Play Birthday Party and I also made some adorable tissue paper butterflies to go with them.
Step 1 Cut a Narrow Fringe
Cut one sheet of tissue paper into 3 strips length ways, this will make your flower centre. Stack the strips together and concertina fold them. Fold it in half and cut a fringe into the ends. Carefully unfold them, keeping them stacked lay them down the centre of your 6 full petal sheets.
Step 2 Concertina Fold
Concertina fold all of your sheet together from the short edge.
Step 3 Tie in Centre
Fold your folded tissue paper in half and use a pipe cleaner to secure them in the centre. This will not only hold your sheets all together but will come in handy when you need to hang them up.
Step 4 Cut end Shape
Cut the end shape for your petals. I like the soft rounded edge but you could also cut a sharper V point, something more curly, it really is up to you.
Step 5 Fan Petals Out
Fan your petals out on both sides until it makes a full circle.
Step 6 Separate Layers
Separate each tissue paper sheet gently pulling them upwards towards your flower centre. Tease and fluff them until you have your desired look. Separate the centre of your flower to create a soft fluffy appearance.
You may also like to check out my Rainbow Pom Pom Tutorial or how to make Tissue Paper Butterflies to go with these flowers. Or find out about the Nature Play Birthday Party I used these tissue paper flowers for.
What other cheap but effective party decorations have you made?
What might you be using these for?
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