It’s time to stop and smell the roses…or rather, tissue paper roses. We have the scoop on a super easy craft that requires only three supplies. Read on to find out how to create vibrant flowers sans soil, water or even sunlight!
Assorted color tissue paper
Pipe cleaners or wire
Step one: Choose what colors you want your flowers to be! We suggest choosing between 2-4 colors.
Step two: Cut your tissue paper into squares that are about 12 inches by 12 inches. For each flower you will want around 2 pieces of each color.
Step three: Stack your pieces of tissue paper. We alternated colors.
Step four: Fold your tissue paper stack like an accordion.
Step five: Once your tissue paper is folded grab it in the middle and twist your pipe cleaner or piece of wire to hold i tin place.
Step six: Use your scissors to trim the edges of your flower. You can cut it so it’s a triangle tip or rounded for a softer look.
Step seven: Hold your flower by the bottom pipe cleaner and begin to separate each of the tissue paper layers.
Step eight: Ta-da! You’re done! Try out different color combinations for a vibrant bouquet.
Do you have any tips or suggestions for this craft? Share your DIY flowers with us on social media by tagging #RedTricycle.
Copy by Erin Lem; photos by Christal Yuen