Wednesday, August 1, 2012

How to Make a Tissue Paper Flower Bouquet

Making tissue paper flower bouquets is a really fun activity for kids to do and you will probably have everything you need already laying around your house somewhere!  When they are finished, you will have a beautiful centerpiece for dinner!  Save money on real flowers... these are way cuter and made from the heart!

These Tissue Paper Flower Bouquets also make great Back-to-School gifts for teachers (save the apple for your kids' lunch box and give the teacher a fun flower bouquet), mother's day gifts, and party favors decorations!  They can really be customized to fit any occasion by changing the colors, adding ribbon or beads to the jar, or even adding lettering to the outside of the jar!

To get started, you will only need 3 things!  (Well, 4 if you include a pair of scissors)

You will need:

  • Tissue paper - We always save tissue paper from gifts.  Even if it is crinkled or torn... it comes in handy for things like this!
  • Container - We used an old Marie's salad dressing jar that I had saved.  You can use anything you have laying around -- jars, plastic cups, vases, etc.
  • Twigs - Send the kids outside to gather these!

To make tissue paper flower bouquet:

1.  Cut tissue paper into strips (from 1 to 2 inches wide and 3 to 5 inches long).

2.  Wrap the tissue paper strip around the branch and carefully twist until secure.

3.  Once the "flower" is formed, you can do as many or as little flowers on each branch as you like.

4.  Stick the finished branches into your container and arrange.

5.  Ta-da!  (Feel free to add ribbon, beads, letters, and as much bling as you want!)

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