Tissue Paper Flower Bouquet
Make one single bloom or a whole bunch of flowers for this Tissue Paper Flower Bouquet to put in a special vase for Valentine’s Day, Mothers Day or just because you want to. Tissue paper has long been a favorite material for making flowers and this is a great introduction to easy flower making.
Over three thousand years ago the Chinese started raising silkworms to make silk for cloth, medicine and artificial flowers for the very wealthy. Source: enotes.com – What is the history of artificial flowers?
- Red and Pink Tissue Paper
- Green Pipe Cleaners
- Foamie Hearts
- Heart Gemstones
- Feather Boa
- Cardboard Cone
- Red Paint and Foam Brush
- Tacky Glue
Instructions to Make Flowers:
- Cut tissue paper into 5″ x 11″ pieces.
- Stack four pieces in alternating colors.
- Accordion fold back and forth in 3/4″ folds so you have a 3/4″ x 5″ bunch. Cut the ends rounded.
- Pinch together the middle of the tissue bunch and twist a folded pipe cleaner tightly around it.
- Fan out the folds of tissue.
- Gently pull sheets apart starting at the top and shaping the flower as you go.
Instructions to Make Vase:
- Paint cardboard cone red. Let dry.
- Decorate by gluing on foamie hearts and heart gemstones.
- Cut a piece of feather boa and glue around the bottom.
- Push the stems into the top of the cone. You may have to cut the top off the cone to make more room.
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