how to make flowers from tissue paper

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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.

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  1. Heather

    June 9, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Love this tute!! I can’t believe how real they look too and you can make any color you want – Bonus!!!

  2. illiah

    April 13, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    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.

  3. zurina

    March 30, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    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

    • the Bellie

      March 31, 2014 at 8:32 am

      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!

  4. Pleasantville Mom

    March 28, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    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.

    • the Bellie

      March 28, 2014 at 12:47 pm

      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.

  5. Yolanda

    March 17, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Cute and easy

  6. Deebi27

    February 28, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    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

      March 1, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      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!

  7. Lindsay Eidahl

    February 23, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Love them!

    • postitmaster

      February 23, 2014 at 6:36 pm

      Aren’t they so cute!

  8. Debbie @Dewdrop Gables

    February 23, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    These don’t look that difficult and they sure turn out looking like perfect tissue roses! Hope to see the video soon, thanks!
    Debbie :)

    • postitmaster

      February 23, 2014 at 6:36 pm

      That’s on the To-Do list this week!

    • Anonymous

      March 20, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      they really do come out lovely .I`m trying to pin like but it`s not working

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