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