How to make paper flower decorations for table or hanging
Paper Flower Decorations
Creating paper flowers is a simple and fun craft. The paper flowers can be used for table centrepieces, wall or ceiling hangings, seasonal decorations, wedding boquets, cake toppers - the only limit is your imagination.
For this craft you will need some good quality tissue paper, sharp scissors and pipe cleaners. To hang them use yarn, string or dental floss, place them in a vase or attach them to the wall with a push pin.
Select sheets of coloured tissue. Depending on the size of flowers you wish to make - use small, medium or large size rectangles and layer 8 sheets of the same or multiple colours together.
Flatten and lay as straight as possible so that edges are true to each other.
Begin to fold about 1 to 1.5 inches, accordian style, turning the tissue over for each fold.
Using a pipe cleaner fold the pipe cleaner over mid way point and twist ends together. To create stamens (optional) depending on length and size of flower use whole or cut second pipe cleaner and pull through folded pipe cleaner, shape as desired.
Trim ends into points or cut rounded edges. The different trims will create a different flower effect when open. You can leave the edges untrimmed. The pictures here show the different effects.
Open the accordian or fan at both ends and carefully separate the layers of tisse.