tissue paper flower tutorial

i absolutely love wrapping presents
and thought that i would share with you one of my favorite wrapping tricks -
the tissue paper flower!

i feel a bit like an infomercial saying it,
but these little flowers are seriously so quick and easy
and can make a simple present that much sweeter.


- scissors
- stapler

fold up the tissue paper so you get a whole bunch of layers,
then just cut a little square the size of the flower you want.

cut your whole folded stack square into a flower.
i usually just freehand a flower shape as i cut,
but you could also draw a flower on the top of your square.

i like to separate all of the flower layers,
and then stagger the petals as i layer them back together.
then staple the stack together in the middle.

take the first layer of the flower and pinch it so it fluffs,
then do that with each layer after.
i found that pinching and crumpling each layer separately
makes a fluffier flower.

and that is seriously all there is!
a little bit of tape on the back
and you are ready to wrap the cutest present you ever saw :]

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  1. Ohhh how fun! They're so pretty-and simple!

  2. So pretty and simple! A colored brad or fun shaped eyelet would be cute in place of the staple. Thanks for sharing!

  3. So pretty!! I'll definitely try this on the next present I wrap!!


  4. Cool! I'm going to go make one right now!

  5. Very nice! I bet it would look super cute with alternating colors too!

  6. Just got directed over here from seeing this on Pinterest - and made one right away for the present I had to wrap today! Love, love, love it.

  7. Kimberly ReadnourMay 18, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    I just wanted to say thank you. Found your idea and did it for my friend's wedding shower gift and it looked adorable. It really made the gift stand out and showed her I had really tried to do something different for her.

  8. LOVE this!! So simple and easy yet a great way to really jazz up a gift or anything you put it on. TY for sharing <3

  9. Do you usually just use one sheet of tissue paper? I made one and ha lots of extra flower shapes at the bottom cause I think I used way too much tissue paper. But it still turned out super cute anyway!

  10. These are great! I added a little sparkle to the center of mine. You can see them here http://everydaypaper.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/the-new-little-black-dress/. Thanks for sharing the how-to.

  11. Thank you!! This is sooo easy. My Crafty 7 year old son, is making a bouquet for his teacher. Super EASY

  12. So great to know! I'm going to use this idea today on a baby gift. Thank you for posting!

    ~Steph @ Silver Boxes

  13. I am betting I can use on of my die cutters to do bunches of these at a time

  14. I found your post via Pinterest and had to stop in to tell you how much I like it. I'm pinning it, too, and hope to make some soon.

  15. Very cute!! I will def. try this!!

  16. Love the simplicity and clean look of your project and your blog!

  17. Saw this on Pinterest. Thanks for sharing such a clever idea!

  18. I want to try this idea, but with fabric to put it on my doggie's collar

  19. I sprayed some floral cologne on mine!

  20. I'm repinning this one! Great, easy, useful and FUN tip! ~RuthAnn

  21. Ok, these ate wonderful but I'm still not sure how they're made. Someone please explain to how are you folding the paper? Then how are you " fluffing" the flower?

  22. It looks much better than the paper bag I usually put things in. Maybe I'll try it and surprise everyone.

  23. I found this on Pinterest. This looks easy even for me (who has very limited crafting skills). Thanks for sharing and I'm going to try it next time I wrap something!

  24. Thanks for the easy breezy tutorial! I made one last night and it looks great on top of my present! :D

  25. I'm totally making these and making them into my bouquet for my wedding. It's got tissue paper my fiancee used for presents for me.

  26. Love the look and the tutorial! These are some really nice paper flowers. Thank you so much!

  27. totally looks great! I made one out of a toilet tissue! :P


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