{DIY Tutorial} Oversized Tissue Paper Flowers

Oversized tissue paper flowers are so easy to make and are a hot trend in the party world right now. You really will not believe how simple and inexpensive it is to make these and they really do give that wow factor.

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Here is what you need:

-colored tissue paper – one for the petals and one for the center of the flower

-Gold Shred/Tinsel (ours is from Hobby Lobby)

-thin card board (or an old box)


-measuring stick


-glue gun

Tissue Paper Flower Tutorial by A Blissful Nest

Step 1: Take your cardboard (or break down your box and use the sides) and free hand draw 3 sizes of scalloped petals. The 3 sizes I used are 13″, 10″ and 8″ high. Cut out the shapes.

Tissue Paper Flower Tutorial by A Blissful Nest

Step 2: Using your templates, lay on top of the tissue paper and cut out. I used 8 sheets of the large size, 6 of the middle size and 3-4 of the small one.

*TIP: lay out your templates so you get multiple cuts on a sheet of tissue to cut down on how many sheets you use.

Tissue Paper Flower Tutorial by A Blissful Nest
Step 3: Gather your smallest petals and fold edges on top of each other.

Tissue Paper Flower Tutorial by A Blissful Nest

Step 4: Bunch together to form the inside of your flower. Then tape the base together tightly.

Tissue Paper Flower Tutorial by A Blissful Nest

Step 5: Using the medium size petals, wrap around and tape them to your base. Then do the same with your largest size tissue paper petals. When you are done it should look like this:

Tissue Paper Flower Tutorial by A Blissful Nest

Step 6: Using the other color tissue paper you selected for the center of your tissue paper flower, cut approximately a 7″ x 6″ rectangle. Crinkle and smush by balling in your hand to give it a textured look.

Tissue Paper Flower Tutorial by A Blissful Nest
Step 7: Gently fold out the center of your crinkled ball and hot glue a ball of gold shred to the center of your crinkled tissue paper.

Tissue Paper Flower Tutorial by A Blissful Nest

Step 8: Glue your flower center into the middle of your petals. Shape petals to create a full effect. Then you are done! You have gorgeous oversized tissue paper flowers.

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For more Mother’s Day Brunch ideas check out our posts HERE and HERE.

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  1. Nora says

    Thanks for this! I’m having trouble keeping the flower together after taping all the layers on. When you tapes the larger petals, did you tape petal by petal or one strip of tape around the middle petals and one around the larger petals? Also, was it crucial to have the middle part in there in order to keep the flower up or did it stand up well on its own? I’m attempting to do this for a bridal shower this weekend if I can figure out how to do it successfully.

  2. aracingfamily@gmail.com says

    I haven’t been following your blog and store long but, oh my goodness!!!! I am so glad I found it. I still have so many events, categories, and tutorials to go through because this was my first one and it is outstanding!!! Thank you for sharing this ‘blissful’ website:)


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