I went a bit mad last year making tissue paper flowers for my classroom. They're very simple to make and it they're a very pretty addition to display boards. These would also be very nice for a wedding, baby shower, house decoration or even to clip in your hair for a fancy event (just make sure not to let it get squished!)
You will need:
- Tissue paper - I got the green and blue paper from Tiger and the greeny-blue spotty paper is from the Carolyn Donnelly Eclectic Collection at Dunnes Stores.
- Thread - any colour will do - you don't see it on the finished product.
Cut out 8-10 rectangles the same size.
Fold the tissue paper into a fan. (ie. Make a small fold, turn over the paper, fold this back on itself, turn and repeat.)
Run your fingers over the fan several times to ensure the creases are well-set.
Fold your fan in half as shown in the picture on the right.
Tie some string around the crease that you have just created.
Snip the both ends of the tissue in a pointed or curved shape. This will give the petal shape.
Hold the fan by the string and open out one half.
Pull the top layer of tissue up towards the centre.
Pull the tissue layers up, one by one.
Spread out the fan and separate the layers on the other side. Then, play around with the layers to fluff it out and make sure the petals look even.
Here are some pictures of how I have used tissue paper flowers at home, at school and in my hair.