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Tissue Paper Flowers are simple, quick, and inexpensive.  They are a thoughtful hand made gift that is easy to customize, looks beautiful, and can last a long time.  You can whip up a dozen flowers in about an hour.  It's a perfect gift or decoration for Valentine's Day!

To get started you'll probably have most of these items already laying around your house, if not you can find everything you need at your local $1 Store or Craft Store. This is what you need to make one dozen tissue paper flowers. One piece of tissue paper makes one flower. It's easiest to make the flowers in multiples of three. Adjust what you need based on how many flowers you want to make.

You'll Need:
12 Sheets of Tissue Paper (20"x26" or 20"x30")
12 Pipe Cleaners or other Flexible Wire
A Vase

Ribbon to decorate the Vase
Scotch Tape to attach the Ribbon to the Vase
A Ruler or Measuring Tape
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Step 1: Prep Your Paper

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Lay three sheets of unfolded tissue paper down on a flat surface. Stacking them on top pf each other.

Step 2: Fold your Paper

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Place the tissue paper stack in front of you portrait style. Take the bottom edge and fold in over one inch. Then flip it over and fold it back on the other side. Continue folding your way up the paper one inch at a time.

When you are done folding your tissue paper stack should look like an accordion.

this stuff is easy

this is great

ThopegowdaY23 days ago

nice i gave it on my teachers birthday

Piei3 months ago

made some 4 cinco de mayo!

Piei3 months ago
trueghost363 months ago

I made this for my mom & sister. mom is in her 80t's.

trueghost363 months ago

I made this. Its easy. I made them for my sister. mom .2 friends.

liliantre3 months ago

What beautiful flowers and colors. Back in '72, I made these with kleenex tissues and the middle was a bobby pin, stuck on an umbrella for my sister's wedding shower. Don't remember how many I made but it sure used up a lot of boxes of kleenex!!! Thanks for reminding me how to make them - I will make some for my grand-daughter who just loves pretty flowers.

pat.w.thrift4 months ago

Thank you for the great tutorial. My dining room table needs a little something something for spring.

sarahana4 months ago

nice idea

Awesome Tutorial. We can try to make.

Gorgeous! I would love to do this for my wedding centrepieces. If I made them a few weeks before do you think they would hold their shape?

KatieKay (author)  fawn.rodgers.76 months ago
As long as they are not exposed to water or humidity they will hold their shape just fine. I made these for a baby shower and was able to reuse them over a month later when the baby was born. You can also do all the cutting and folding in advance and fluff them up later. Once they are fluffed they are much more fragile and take up way more space.
craftypeach made it!11 months ago


Cute, try my way! Coffee filters :)

I've actually done this yesterday and the coffee filters are a little too thick and kind of difficult to flex. However, I was able to accomplish to make a pretty flower by cutting the one in half and glue it to the sides of the other one and added a small flower My Mother had made, in the center. Cool! Wonder how yours turned out. Sorry, I have a low quality camera but here is a picture of it.

Yte1 year ago
Great Job! I love all the colors you used and how easy they are to make.
tscott251 year ago
Very pretty! :-) And great idea for that someone special who's in the hospital or just home sick. And to Kawaiilover can you repost your coffee filter flowers? :-)
I just loved them, Thank you so much for sharing.

Very pretty! My favorite colors too!

Sweet! love the flowers and the colors!