Turn tissue paper you already have lying around the house into giant paper flowers. Allergy-free!
- Tissue paper (various colors)
- pipe cleaners
- Begin by evenly lining up six sheets of tissue paper in front
- Starting with the side closest to you, press the paper into
1-inch folds (like an accordian). Be sure to press each fold very
- Find the exact center of the folded paper and secure that spot
with a pipe cleaner. Trim the ends of the pipe cleaner with
- Tie one end of a decorative ribbon around the center to make
your paper flower easier to hang once it is completed.
- Use scissors to make a curved petal shape at the end of each
side of the folded paper.
- Carefully unfold the pleats of the tissue paper and shape them
into the petals of a flower.
Caitlin Murray Giles is a full-time mother of three and part-time freelance writer living in Wicker Park.
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