tissue paper flowers.

Making tissue paper flowers is a simple process, and all you need are a couple supplies everyone already has in their homes.

We know Mother’s Day is still far off, but we wanted to help you stay ahead.  So we’ve made this adorable tissue paper flowers craft that you can use with your kids, or with after school groups, or Sunday School, or any time you need a cute project to do with kids and want to remind them how amazing their mothers are and have them give them gifts.  (These also work for other events.)


So, here’s to mothers:

tissue flower suppliesGather your supplies.  You absolutely need tissue paper, scissors, tape, and a few pencils (we used chopsticks).  The different colors and wire are optional extras.

Levi cutting strips

First, you’ll probably want to cut the tissue paper in half so that you’re working with a section about a page in length.  You’ll need to cut the tissue paper into strips of varying lengths.  These strips will turn into the petals of your tissue paper flowers. 

Cut different widths

You don’t want the paper to be TOO different in size, or your flowers will look wonky.  Just a little difference.

next button

The following two tabs change content below.
The Bellie is the newest addition to the site. She writes a lot of the content, but takes almost none of the pictures. The Bellie also writes most of the content for our sister site, The Camp Whisperer.

Latest posts by the Bellie (see all)


  1. says

    Thank you for this tutorial! It was the most simple step by step, but it still took some time to figure out! Note: fold the rectangles accordion style.

  2. says

    Hi. I posted your tutorial on my blog. and linked it . I also posted your lovely foto too. I hope its ok. Do let me know if its not and I will remove it immediately. My apologies in advance if i was presumptious. tq

    • says

      Thanks so much for letting us know! And that’s wonderful! We wouldn’t be happy if you posted the whole thing on your blog (so no one would have a reason to come to ours), but a picture with a link to us is great!

  3. says

    These look fantastic! I’ve tried making tissue paper pom-poms into flowers but they never look right. I can’t wait to give these ones a try with my kids! Thanks for the great idea.

    • says

      yeah, lots of tutorials are more finicky than they look. these ones really are this simple. The only note is that wrapping them perfectly isn’t going to happen; so be okay with a little imperfection.

  4. Deebi27 says

    Love this!!!! I saw this on Pinterest and knew I had to look further. Gotta a Meet-N-Greet Baby shower this summer and I am thinking of making these for each of the guests!

    • postitmaster says

      That would be so cute!!! Especially if you choose colors to coordinate with the gender!!!! Just make sure you give yourself ample time…they don’t take long, but with a whole bunch it will feel like it!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.