Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tissue paper flowers
Posted by amrita at 9:15 PM
With Father's day approaching, this can be a good gift for a Dad or Grandpa who loves gardening.
Here are the supplies you need for the project:
- Tissue paper ( Any two contrasting colors, I used violet and yellow)
- Binder clip
- Glue stick
- Paper bamboo for the stick ( you can use chenille stem or wooden stem too)
I made a set of six flowers. You can make as many as you want depending on the size of vase you are going to use.
Step by step instructions :
- Cut four 3" x 5" tissue paper strips of each color.
- Fold individual strips in half along the width.
- To create the fringes , follow the illustration below. I have used binder clip as a guide to help cut the fringes. Since tissue paper is quite thin, you can cut multiple layers at once to reduce fringing time.
- Use glue stick and spread glue at the uncut end of the fringed tissue paper strip.
- Take the paper bamboo stem and wrap the yellow fringed tissue paper strip around it. Using the same process glue all four yellow strips around the stem to create center of the flower.
- Now , glue the violet strips around the yellow strips to get the beautiful tissue paper flower.
- Flare the paper fringes using your fingers and you have the tissue paper flower ready.
These flowers can be used in multiple ways.I used mine to create this vibrant flower arrangement.You can use these as gift box toppers too. Here is another picture:
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