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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How to Make Oversized Tissue Paper Flowers:
- colored tissue paper – one for the petals and one for the center of the flower
- gold shred/tinsel
- thin card board (or an old box)
- measuring stick
- glue gun
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.
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Rebekah Dempsey is the Creative Director, Stylist and Editor of A Blissful Nest. A site about everything for the home from stylish entertaining to fresh interiors. She has been in the interior design field for 15 years and loves to share tips, tricks and how to live a stylish and blissful life.