Tanya Memme’s DIY Oversized Tissue Paper Flowers


  • Tissue paper
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Cardboard
  • Scotch tape
  • Scissors
  • Metallic shred

Instructions for center of flower:

  1. Make center of flower orange or yellow.
  2. Fold tissue paper in half.
  3. Fold like an accordion 1-inch wide.
  4. Fold that piece of paper in half.
  5. Cut in half one more time.
  6. Wrap pipe cleaner around bottom of the paper.
  7. Fray either side with scissors.
  8. Shake out the center of the flower.
  9. Glue on crumpled metallic shred in a ball to the center of the flower.

Instructions for pedals:

  1. Make small, medium, and large stencils in elongated heart shapes.
  2. Bunch 34-30 sheets of tissue paper together. Trace and cut out small, medium and large petals.

Instructions for Flower:

  1. Take 4 small petals and overlap at the base of the center of the flower.
  2. Scotch tape to hold the pedals in place.
  3. Keep overlapping for your desired thickness.
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