I am always amazed at how my mind can wander and come up with strange connections to things.  For some reason I was thinking of flowers the other day.  Which reminded me of one of my favourite flowers, Baby Breath.  Which then made me think of some flowers that mum had made when I was a pre-schooler.  This led me to text my mum and ask her about them.  She denied all knowledge of every having made such flowers, so I called her to make sure I hadn’t just made it all up.  I hadn’t.  She did eventually remember that she had made some tiny ceramic flowers as part of a course she took when I was 3!  All of this led me to think about wanting to make some tissue paper flowers for Mothering Sunday.

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To make your own tissue paper flowers you will need:

  • Tissues
  • Flower wire
  • Pliers
  • Scissors
  • Green tape (optional)
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush

tissue paper flowers

Take 2 tissues and separate them into their separate sheets.  The ones we used were made up of 3 sheets.

Next pile 4 of these individual sheets in a pile.  Cut the pile into 8ths.

tissue paper flowers

Concertina fold one pile up.

tissue paper flowers

Pinch it in the middle and wrap the wire around the middle.

tissue paper flowers

Next fold each sheet upwards.  It should like a carnation.

Trim the paper down until you are left with a small fluffy flower.  This part is like trimming a pom-pom down.  It looks like it has gone horribly wrong, then suddenly it will take shape.  I did leave some flowers intact to look more like carnations.

If you have green tape, wrap it around the bottom of the flower and wire stem.

Finally add a little bit of paint to some water and carefully brush it over the top of each flower.  You don’t want it to be too much or you will end up with a soggy flower.

Put all the flowers together and wrap them up with a ribbon.  And if you feel like it give them a spritz with some perfume.

Each of my charges made 8 each to put into a bouquet for their mum.  I helped BB out in put the flowers together, but he did all the folding, cutting, and painting.

Happy Mothering Sunday to all the Mums out there. 

If you enjoyed making these tissue paper flowers be sure to check out my posy of paper flowers, watercolour flowers, opening flower cards, and tulip card.

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Make a beautiful posy of flowers using tissues, Tissue paper flowers.