Saturday, November 13, 2010



finished product

picture 4

picture 3

picture 2

picture 1

I have tried to make these so many times using different directions but this is the one that I have found works the best!

What you'll need:
-Pastel colored tissue paper
-Chenille stem

How to make it:Cut tissue paper into rectangles of desired size (5"x7" is the size pictured - see picture 1
Stack around 15 pieces of tissue paper. Use the same color or different colors. If you want to use a smaller number of pieces of tissue paper, flower will not be as full.
Accordion pleat the tissue paper working from the long side.
Wind one end of the chenille stem around the middle of the accordion pleated tissue paper.-see picture 2.
Trim the ends of each side to give the pedals a unique look. Trimming the ends into a point (like a triangle), or a bump (like a half circle) will look very pretty.
Gently separate each layer-see picture 3 pulling upwards toward the middle of the flower. (See photo). Do the second side.-see picture 4.
Let the children make a couple of flowers and put them in a May Basket. Early on the morning of May 1st hang on your mother's door, a neighbor's door, a friend's, or anyone special to you. Remember, it's supposed to be a surprise!

Tips:If you want to give your flowers some leaves, include a stack of green tissue paper folded accordion style during step 3. Trim the green paper into a shape of a leaf.


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  2. Awesome craft! Those look really pretty! I'll have to try it some time! Thanks! :)

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  4. Those are really pretty! I've done them before, but they didn't turn out as good as yours!

  5. Those are super pretty!
    I made those at my birthday party. They are so much fun to make.