Tissue flowers


By Caitlin Murray Giles


Turn tissue paper you already have lying around the house into giant paper flowers. Allergy-free!


  • Tissue paper (various colors)
  • scissors
  • pipe cleaners
  • ribbon


  1. Begin by evenly lining up six sheets of tissue paper in front of you.
  2. Starting with the side closest to you, press the paper into 1-inch folds (like an accordian). Be sure to press each fold very flat.
  3. Find the exact center of the folded paper and secure that spot with a pipe cleaner. Trim the ends of the pipe cleaner with  scissors.
  4. Tie one end of a decorative ribbon around the center to make your paper flower easier to hang once it is completed.
  5. Use scissors to make a curved petal shape at the end of each side of the folded paper.
  6. Carefully unfold the pleats of the tissue paper and shape them into the petals of a flower.

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