How to Make Tissue Paper Flowers

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.

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I found the perfect branches from 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 source list at end of post for all buying details of supplies used for this project.  

cutting flowers for paper flowers

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 you did with the pink paper.

pink and white paper flowers

I used some of the 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.  

paper flowers using tissue paper

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.

Source List:
Paper Shaper
Hot Glue Gun
Glue Sticks
Branches – Find them in your yard or at a local park


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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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26 Responses to How to Make Tissue Paper Flowers

  1. 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?

  2. […] 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 […]

  3. 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!

  4. 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

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