If you're in search of a quick and easy craft using very few supplies, check out this #brainbreak! Grab your tissue paper and bring your creativity to this paper flower tutorial. The best part? Tissue paper flowers last forever!
Gather your supplies!
8 pieces of tissue paper
Start by stacking 8 sheets of tissue paper. I'm using 8.4" x 12" pieces here but any size will work. The bigger the tissue paper, the bigger the flower! What matters is most is that all the pieces are the same size.
TIP: Have fun with the color arrangement. When making my tissue paper flower, I used green to mimic leaves and different shades of pink for depth.
Once your tissue paper is stacked, begin folding! I'm using an accordion fold here.
Starting at the short end, create a half-inch fold. Flip it over and make another fold. Repeat this until you've reached the end of your stack of tissue paper. When you're finished, your tissue paper should resemble the photo below.
Next, I shaped the edges of my tissue paper. Using scissors, I trimmed the edges to resemble petals.
Want to change it up? Trim the edges to a point! Try different shapes to resemble different types of flowers.
Staple the tissue paper in the center.
No stapler? No problem. You can also use a pipe cleaner and twist it around the middle.
Gently pull each side to beginning fluffing it out. It should resemble a bow tie at this step.
Gently start to separate the layers of your flower. Start with the inside layers and pull one layer up at a time. Be careful here! It's easy to rip tissue paper.
Continue fluffing each layer until you've reached your last piece of tissue paper and you're finished!