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How to make Tissue Paper Flowers

Updated on January 9, 2014

This is a how to on making tissue paper flowers. They are easy to make, and inexpensive. They can be used in a variety of craft projects

What you will need

  • Tissue paper
  • Stapler
  • * Paper punch

* You can cut free hand if you want but a paper punch, I find works best and make a perfect flower every time

How to make the flowers

  • Lay 8 to 10 sheets of tissue paper. Then use the paper punch to cut the tissue paper. Remove the paper from the punch and staple the middle of the circle. (see pic 1)
  • After you have punched many circles then start to pull each layer to the center. Twist and crinkle until you have the shape you would like. I usually leave the last layer flat for larger surface area to attach to my projects with (see picture 2)
  • If you are having a hard time getting each layer to come apart. Try pressing your finger on a damp paper towel and then pull the layer apart.
  • You can also make cuts into the sides of the circles to add a different effect to the flower. (see pic 3)
  • If you want to add some color try using a marker on the edges of the circle before you start to pull the layers apart, or color the middle of the circle with dramatic color. (see pic 4)
  • Be creative, have fun and use these item on gifts, as decorations at parties, or in art projects


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      Patricia Rodriguez 3 years ago

      what size paper punch is that

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      Heather Rode 5 years ago from Buckeye, Arizona

      This is fantastic. I have tons of paper punches but not that one. I am super excited to get it and try this craft. Voted up and awesome :)

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      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Using tissue and other papers for creating novel items is so much fun. It always amazes me how the new creation appears when it is finished.

      I have not seen this particular flower. I definitely will be giving it a try. Thank you for sharing.

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      Kristi Sharp 5 years ago from Born in Missouri. Raised in Minnesota.

      This is such a fun and creative idea for a birthday party or a family gathering. I have a lot of nieces who are girly-girls and would really enjoy this activity. Thanks for sharing. -K

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      Debbie Pinkston 5 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      My grandmother and I used to make paper flowers and I still have such sweet memories of those times together!

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      Jeff Gamble 5 years ago from Denton, Texas

      What a cool project - I think I'll try this with my girls next time we have craft night

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      Gulf Coast Sun 5 years ago from Gulf of Mexico

      Great instructions, great pictures, a great resource for future decorations. Thank you so much. Kathleen

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      Angelo52 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Seems easy enough with your explanation. Even kids should be able to handle this project. Passed it along and voted up.