Tissue-Paper Flower Directions

Tissue-paper flowers are a longer-lasting alternative to real flowers when you are looking to add a floral decorative touch to a table.

They are also considerably less expensive than real flowers or even silk flowers. You can make bouquets of tissue-paper flowers to adorn each tabletop in your home or the table at your next dinner party.

Cut the two sheets of tissue paper in half width-wise. Stack and align the four pieces of tissue paper.

Accordion-fold the stack of tissue paper from long edge to long edge. Make the folds between 1- and 1-1/2-inches wide. You don't need to measure the width of the folds--just eyeball them.

Trim the ends of the folded tissue paper to make them rounded. Wrap the top of a green pipe cleaner around the center of the folded tissue paper to create a stem.

Fan out the layers of folded tissue paper to create a full blossom at the top of the pipe cleaner stem.

Cut a six-inch tall and two-inch-wide diamond shape from green tissue paper. Twist the diamond across the width to create two leaf shapes.

Wrap the pipe cleaner around the twisted center of the two leaves once so the leaves are about halfway down the length of the stem.

Things You Will Need

  • 2 sheets of tissue paper in chosen color
  • Scissors
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Green tissue paper

About the Author

Based in Ypsilanti, Mich., Ainsley Patterson has been a freelance writer since 2007. Her articles appear on various websites. She especially enjoys utilizing her more than 10 years of craft and sewing experience to write tutorials. Patterson is working on her bachelor's degree in liberal arts at the University of Michigan.