Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Spring Paper Crafting: Tissue Paper Flowers


Hello, hello! Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you all are doing well:)

I have a fun tutorial for you today. If you are stopping over from Paper Crafts Connection, you already know what it is about. If not, I'm going to show you how to easily make these tissue paper flowers using a spiral flower craft die.

1) Start by folding tissue paper in a square or rectangle that fits die (don't worry about precise folding, just make sure you have multiple layers of paper to cut through). The more tissue paper you can cut, the more layers your flowers will have. I usually play around with it until I have a thickness that I like that will cut on my machine. 

2) Cut out flower and remove all layers (together as one piece). 

3) Using a pair pf pinching tweezers to hold the end together roll the flower.

4) For a smaller bud add glue while tweezers are still holding the flower in a tight spiral.

5) For a larger, more open bloom remove tweezers and allow flower to unwind naturally before adding glue to base of flower.

6) Be sure to add a drop of glue to each layer of tissue at the base of the flower. Tip: Hot glue holds well and dries quickly;)


Well, that is it! Super simple. Add your flowers to a card or use them as a package topper and you have an excellent spring embellishment!

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13 comments:

Michelle Liimatainen said...

WOW!!!! Absolutely STUNNING! Going to whip out my tissue paper today! :)

Pamela Haskin said...

Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous! I just came over from PC Connections and am a new email follower.

joscelyne cutchens said...

I looove these. Thanks for the tutorial!

RachelB said...

These flowers are beautiful!

jolan said...

Gorgeous Windy. xxx

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Lisa - papergrace said...

These flowers are so pretty, Windy! I've made rolled flowers with felt before, but never with tissue paper. Love how delicate they look. Gorgeous!

Rose said...

Beautiful, Windy! LOVE this! :)

Karen McAlpine said...

What a great idea. The flowers are so lovely! Thanks for sharing!-

Ruth G said...

Love, love, love this idea and effect! What a pretty decoration the flowers would make for a gift bag or box!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

roslina dahari said...

Thank,s for the idea

Anonymous said...

I look forward to trying these

Anonymous said...

Is the template included with the tutorial? Thanks for your time & help.