Tissue Paper Flower Tree

December 08, 2011

Posted By: Shaunescy

Hey crafty mamas! On these cold days it's nice to have something to do with your small people. I thought I'd share this simple and easy project that is fun, festive and pretty. Make a tissue paper flower tree.

What you'll need:

A bunch of tissue paper, chenille pipe cleaners, and packing tape to stick them up on the wall.

Don't feel limited by color, you don't have to use traditional green and red. Ro Sham Bo has some super pretty colors. A package of 8 20x30" sheets runs about $3.50. A mix of pinky rose and brown will look lovely with antique inspired decor. My tastes are more spartan and modern, so I chose to go with purple and white for a fun and kitchy 50s feel.

Making the flowers is easy-peasy.

  1. Stack eight 20-by-30-inch sheets of tissue. Cut paper into quarters so you have four 8-sheet stacks of 10x15.
  2. Fold in half the long way and trim ends of tissue into rounded or pointy shapes.
  3. Unfold  and make 1-inchwide accordion folds, creasing with each fold.
  4. Twist a chenille pipe cleaner around the center of your accordion folded tissue.
  5. Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time. Little fingers are great for this.
  6. Using a reasonable sized piece of packing tape on the pipe cleaners of each flower, stick it to your wall.

note:  I used 3 different colors and yielded a total count of 12 large paper flowers. ?I made a tree, but it would be just as easy to make a wreath. I added some ball decorations by hooking them on the pipe cleaners. Viola! You're done.

RoShamBo is located in downtown Bozeman. For more info about all their wonderful papers check them out at http://www.roshambomt.com

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