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DIY @ Home Craft: Tissue Paper Flowers

three tissue paper flowers

April 27, 2020

It's said that April showers bring May flowers, but you don't have to wait for May to bring some floral color into your home!

Our Rothschild Branch originally had planned to offer a DIY craft event for adults on May 5 that would show them how to make paper flowers in a variety of crafting styles. Since that event has been canceled due to our current closure, we're going to show you how to do it at home instead! Just follow the steps below, and you'll soon have a handful of bright, colorful flowers to enjoy (and best of all, they won't wilt or need to be watered!)


•  Tissue paper (use a variety of colors for best results)
•  Scissors
•  Staples or string (your choice)


1. Take 3 sheets of any color tissue paper measured 6” x 12” each. Lay each sheet on top of each other.
step 1 of making tissue paper flowers

2. Starting with the 6” edge, accordion-fold 1-inch increments the entire length.
step 2 of making tissue paper flowers

3. Secure in the center with a staple or string.
step 3 of making tissue paper flowers

4. Trim the two edges and round them out to create the “petals.” Try different variations to create different effects.
step 4 of making tissue paper flowers

5. Slowly and carefully, unfold and separate each layer of tissue paper. Try not to tear the paper. Work on one side first and fluff the layers and then continue on to the other side. This can be a bit tricky, so it's best to take your time. 

step 5 of making tissue paper flowers

Now that you know the basics, feel free to experiment with more layers, sizes and colors of paper to create a variety of beautiful, hand-made flowers! The possibilities are endless!

completed tissue paper flower

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