How to Make a Paper Flower

  • Prep Time
    10 min
  • Total Time
    10 min
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These paper flowers are easy to make, inexpensive and very very pretty. Use them for wall or table decorations for a party or attach a stick for homemade long lasting flowers. You can also make them smaller of course and put them in a vase.
These directions will give you 3 big flowers measuring about 7″ (18cm) in diameter.



    Step 1

    Cut the tissue paper into 8 pieces measuring 10" by 7" (25cm by 18cm). I usually make more than one, so I line 4 tissue papers on top of each other and cut all of them "in half" 3 times. Then take 8 of these cut pieces and place in a pile on top of each other.

    Step 2

    Fold the paper length-wise in a fan fold and tie a rubber band or string in the middle

    Step 3

    Spread the fan out

    Step 4

    Gently pull the tissue papers upwards layer by layer. Be careful not to pull too hard as the tissue paper will tear. IF you tear a small piece (as my kids tend to do) it is not a big deal. You can usually hide it in the finished flower.

    Step 5

    Continue pulling all the pieces up on one side. Then continue with the other side. Crumble the sides a little to make the flower round -otherwise it will look like two parts that aren't meeting in the middle

    Step 6

    And you are done. Hope you enjoyed this post on paper flower making. See how we used them at a purple and yellow flower themed party here. As always, would love to hear from you. Please leave your comments below. :-)

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