Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tissue Paper Flowers

For as long as my boys have been in school and sports, I've always been room mom, team mom, etc.  One of the duties of a room mom is to organize the class parties.  That usually means coming up with a theme, snacks (like the snowmen cookies for the winter party,) book to read, and age appropriate craft.  For this year's Valentine's party we'll be having a chocolate fondue with fruit & pretzels, and making bouquets for the kids to give their moms or someone else special.

Tissue Paper Flowers are easy to make and make great decorations that can be brought out every year.  You first start by cutting out tissue paper squares.

I stack 3 sheets and begin accordian folding.  Stacking more sheets will create a fuller mum-like flower.

Once the sheets have been completely folded,

I take a pipe cleaner and wrap it around the middle, securing it tightly.

Begin pulling apart the layers.

Your rose should look like this.

After accordian folding, you can use scissors

to cut the ends into a point or rounded curve

to create different looking petals.

Tissue paper flowers look great pulled together in a bud vase or en masse on a wreath form.

Thanks for popping in and crafting with me.
Sew Woodsy


  1. What a super cute, clever idea! I'm definitely going to try this! :)

  2. I haven't done those in years, and I don't think my kids ever have. An idea for Valentine's Day projects. Thanks!

  3. I have been there, sista. My mom LOVES these paper flowers.


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