Making Paper Flowers with Tissue Paper

I have meant to share this post with you about how to make paper flowers out of tissue paper. I have had this project done for over a month and I am just now getting around to getting this posted. We are just starting to warm up here in Ohio, so we don’t have any pretty blooms yet, so I decided I would make some.

Making paper flowers with tissue paper

I have seen a lot of posts on other blogs on how to make paper flowers, after reading a few posts I decided to use tissue paper in pink and white. I originally was going to use coffee filters and dye the tips with food coloring, but I will use the coffee filters for another project. I have that project in my head and will have to get working on that soon.

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I started by using my 2 inch shaped cutter. I cut white and pink tissue paper with the cutter.

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Next step was to take a pen and place in the middle of cut out tissue paper and wrap the paper around the pen.

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Once you have all the pink flowers formed, place a small amount of hot glue on the tip of the pink flower and place in the center of the white cut out tissue paper and form a flower just like the pink paper.

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I used some of the pink tissue paper to make small buds to make the branches look more realistic.

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Once all your flowers and buds are complete, place a small amount of hot glue onto the bottom of the flower and glue onto the branches.


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I love how realistic the flowers look.

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I used jelly beans to fill the vase. I guess I will need to change out the jelly beans now that Easter is over. I have a feeling they are no longer fresh.

paper flowers made with tissue paper

I placed them in the bay window hoping that my dogwood outside the window would start to bloom soon.

Paper flowers made with tissue paper

So what do you think? Do they look real?


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19 Responses to Making Paper Flowers with Tissue Paper

  1. […] is simply a tree branch cut from a tree in our yard with pink and white tissue paper glued on!  Here is a tutorial from Designed Decor, but I just allowed myself time to cut out squares of tissue paper, stack a piece of white on top […]

  2. I LOVE cherry blossoms. What a great tutorial, pinning it up!

  3. […] can’t justify spending lots of money on something that will end up in the garbage in a few days. DeDe from Designed Décor offers a budget-friendly solution with her tissue paper cherry blossoms. DeDe created her blooms […]

  4. […] Blossoms can be in season all year ’round by making these tissue paper pretties from Designed Decor seen over at the Make and Takes Spotlight. I can’t believe how real they […]

  5. […] know how much I love paper flowers. Designed Decor has a tutorial on how to make paper ones over on her blog. They are super […]

  6. love DIY flowers, Dede! Thanks so much for sharing. Just pinned and featuring you tonight! :)

  7. Jessie says:

    Those are so pretty DeDe! They look just like cherry blossoms :)

  8. These are so gorgeous DeDe! I love cherry blossoms. :-) I’m going to share this on my FB page this week, thanks so much for linking up to my party!

  9. They look so realistic and beautiful! I would love for you to come link up to my party and follow along!

  10. I lOVE your paper flowers! They are so sweet. And they do look real. I might make some to add to my wreaths!

  11. We love these! They are so so pretty! Can’t wait to give them a try!

  12. So pretty! Love these.

    Visiting from the I Love My Post Hop.


  13. Lish says:

    Cute! Here I wouldve been trying to cut out flowers shapes…who would have thought to use a cut out!! Thanks for sharing with us at Loves on a Thursday!

  14. Camila says:

    Oooh This looks so cute and lovely DeDe! It’s too much! =D. Thank you so much for sharing I would be so happy to have you joining my Link Party on Sundays and the Pin Hop on Thursdays.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend

    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

  15. Very pretty, DeDe ! Love it :-)

  16. krystal says:

    This is so cute!! Thanks for linking up to Loves on a Thursday!

  17. Noreen says:

    These flowers have such a lovely delicate look! Pinned.

  18. Adrianne says:

    SO pretty, they look like little cherry blossoms! I love incorporating the real branch into it!

  19. These are lovely, DeDe! I wanted to try a similar idea to make forsythia. Thanks for the inspiration!

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