Rolled Tissue Paper Flowers in 3–Steps

With No Special Tools

These tissue paper flowers are inexpensive and easy to make. Use your them to design a centerpiece; arrange a mass of single stems in vases; create wall art; or make a pretty bouquet for someone special.  There’s always an occasion to give flowers and “I just wanted to give you this” is a perfect reason to make a bunch. I love flowers; if you want to infuse my day with loveliness, fill it with blooms. I love them in large quantities too but buying real flowers in surplus is not an option. So, I create a glut of pretty paper flowers as substitutes.


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 cotton swab.

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 cotton swabs intact and cut off after you’ve completed your flower.

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

Bend one end of the wire with pliers and insert into opening of cotton swab, 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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