I have meant to share this post with you about how to make tissue paper flowers. Sometimes waiting for the spring blooms takes longer here in Ohio, so why not make my own blooms using tissue paper. The benefit to this is they won’t die in a few weeks.
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I was scanning Pinterest and found many DIY posts on how to make paper flowers, after reading a few of those posts I decided to use tissue paper to make my blooms. I thought the tissue paper was lighter in weight and would make for a more realistic flower. 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.
I found the perfect branches in my yard. I like the ones that have many different branches coming from the main branch. I thought that using real branches makes the tissue paper flowers look even more real. I started by using my 2-inch paper shape cutter. I cut white and pink tissue paper with the cutter. See the source list at end of the post for all buying details of supplies used for this project.
The next step was to take a pen and place it in the middle of cut-out tissue paper and wrap the paper around the pen.
Once you have all the pink flowers formed, place a small amount of hot glue on the tip of the pink flower and place it in the center of the white cut-out tissue paper and form a flower just like you did with the pink paper.
I used some pink tissue paper to make small buds, they make the branches look more realistic. I just shaped the cutout tissue paper very small and tight and randomly glued the buds onto the tree branches.
Once all your flowers and buds are complete, place a small amount of hot glue onto the bottom of the flower and glue it onto the branches.
Hot Glue Gun
Branches – Find them in your yard or at a local park
I love how realistic the flowers look.
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.
I placed them in the bay window hoping that my dogwood outside the window would start to bloom soon.
So what do you think? Do they look real?
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Marcio Wilges says
The flowers actually do look like legitimate Japanese blooms I think! But what really makes the look work are the branches! It must have taken you a while moving through the park and garden to find the perfect ones huh?
Javeriya @ Believe&Inspire says
I LOVE cherry blossoms. What a great tutorial, pinning it up!
[email protected] says
love DIY flowers, Dede! Thanks so much for sharing. Just pinned and featuring you tonight! 🙂
Those are so pretty DeDe! They look just like cherry blossoms 🙂
Jessi @ Practically Functional says
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!
A Lived in Home says
They look so realistic and beautiful! I would love for you to come link up to my party and follow along! http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2013/04/get-social-sunday_28.html
[email protected] House and Home says
I lOVE your paper flowers! They are so sweet. And they do look real. I might make some to add to my wreaths!
Crafty Lumberjacks says
We love these! They are so so pretty! Can’t wait to give them a try!
Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel says
So pretty! Love these.
Visiting from the I Love My Post Hop.
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!
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
[email protected] A Blast says
Very pretty, DeDe ! Love it 🙂
This is so cute!! Thanks for linking up to Loves on a Thursday!
These flowers have such a lovely delicate look! Pinned.
SO pretty, they look like little cherry blossoms! I love incorporating the real branch into it!
Consie @ Atop Serenity Hill says
These are lovely, DeDe! I wanted to try a similar idea to make forsythia. Thanks for the inspiration!