rolled tissue paper flowers in 3–steps

With No Special Tools

To infuse my day with lovely, fill it with flowers. I love them in large quantities but buying real flowers in surplus is not an option. So, I create a glut of pretty paper flowers as substitutes. These tissue paper flowers are inexpensive and easy to make. Use your flowers to design a DIY centerpiece; arrange a mass of single stems in vases; create wall art; or make a pretty bouquet for someone special.  Don’t forget, Valentine’s Day is upon us; a perfect opportunity to make some pretty DIY flowers.  


How do you make rolled tissue paper flowers?

Short answer: Pretty easy

In summary, there are 3 steps:

Step 1 Apply a small amount of hot glue to one end of wire stem and insert into hollow of cut Q-tip.

Step 2 Layer and gather tissue paper strips together

Step 3 Glue and wrap gathered petals around bud/stem.


Make stems first. If making gift toppers, leave Q-tips intact and cut off after you’ve completed your flower.

For wooden skewer stems, line up the base of the Q-tip bud alongside the tip of the skewer and bind with tape.

Bend one end of the wire with pliers and insert into opening of Q-tip, if using small gauge wires, When opening is narrower than stem, line up the base of the Q-tip bud alongside the tip of the stem and bind with floral tape or other.

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