Tutorial- How To Make DIY Giant Tissue Paper Flowers

DIY Giant Handmade Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial 2 for $1.00 Make Beautiful Birthday Party Decorations FinalTissue paper flowers are so easy and inexpensive to make and add a huge impact to a room. Today I thought I would share my tutorial for DIY Giant Tissue Paper Flowers. You can make 2 of them in 5-10 minutes and they cost 50 cents each! Can’t beat that.

This is the perfect craft for people who say “Oh I’d love to make that… but I’m not crafty.” Trust me. You are crafty enough to make these.

I shared pictures yesterday in Turtle’s 1st Birthday Party post so today I thought I would share how to make them.

DIY Giant Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial 2 for $1.00 Make Beautiful Birthday Party Decorations Step 1

What You Need:

  • Tissue paper in your favorite colors. You will need 10 sheets of paper per flower. These packages are $1.00 each at Dollarama and make 2 flowers.
  • Scissors
  • String -OR- yarn -OR- fishing line -OR- pipe cleaner -OR- probably even a twist tie… anything that you can tie around the tissue paper.

DIY Giant Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial 2 for $1.00 Make Beautiful Birthday Party Decorations Step 2Step 1: Count out 10 sheets of tissue paper and lay them out stacked on top of each other on a flat surface. The shorter side of the tissue paper should be facing you as pictured.

DIY Giant Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial 2 for $1.00 Make Beautiful Birthday Party Decorations Step 3Step 2: Accordion fold your tissue paper making each fold approximately 1 inch wide. Fold all the way to the end of the tissue paper. (The above picture is the halfway point… keep folding until you reach the end of the paper.)

DIY Giant Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial 2 for $1.00 Make Beautiful Birthday Party Decorations Step 4Step 3: Tie the string around your tissue paper at the halfway point of the paper. (Most tissue paper will have a crease, if not just eyeball it or if you want to be more exact fold your tissue paper in half to see where your string should go.) Double knot your string.

DIY Giant Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial 2 for $1.00 Make Beautiful Birthday Party Decorations Step 5Step 4: Cut your petal shape out of each end of the tissue paper. (I have the same rounded shape cut out of the opposite end of the tissue paper that disappears off of this photo.) You can cut different shapes depending on what kind of flower you want to make. A rounded petal looks like a peony or rose. Round with slits looks like a chrysanthemum. A triangle looks like a dahlia. Rust & Sunshine has a great tutorial with different cuts for different types of flowers. I HIGHLY recommend checking out her site. She also layers different colors of tissue paper and the result is beautiful.

DIY Giant Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial 2 for $1.00 Make Beautiful Birthday Party Decorations Step 6Step 5: One sheet at a time start gently separating and fluffing your flower. Work gingerly so as not to tear the tissue paper.

DIY Giant Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial 2 for $1.00 Make Beautiful Birthday Party Decorations Step 7

Work back and forth from one side to the next.

DIY Giant Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial 2 for $1.00 Make Beautiful Birthday Party Decorations Step 8And quickly a flower will start to emerge!

DIY Giant Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial 2 for $1.00 Make Beautiful Birthday Party Decorations Step 9Voila! Your finished flower! Wasn’t that easy?

DIY Giant Handmade Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial 2 for $1.00 Make Beautiful Birthday Party Decorations Final 2

Now decorate with them. Hang them around the room, use as a centerpiece, make a focal wall, or line them up along a pony-wall and around the birthday cake like we did at Turtle’s Birthday party.

Sew Creative Family Enjoying Turtle's First BirthdayQuestions? Comments? Let me know. I love hearing from you! 

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32 Responses to Tutorial- How To Make DIY Giant Tissue Paper Flowers

  1. Hi Chrystal! I LOVE these and your directions are wonderful. These would be so great for any holiday or celebration! Thank you so much for sharing and am pinning! If you have time, would love you to share these at our Best of Weekend party, which kicks off at 8:00 p.m. tomorrow night! Happy 4th and have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Charlotte says:

    Love these, they are so pretty and effective, thanks for sharing!

  3. Lorna says:

    Most of my wedding flowers were paper, since my husband is allergic to everything. We had them made, and they were gorgeous, but yours is the easiest tutorial I’ve found, so now I might try it myself!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Lorna

    • Crystal says:

      Thanks so much Lorna. They really couldn’t be easier. Let me know if you make them!

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

  4. Stephanie says:

    These are super cute! They would be perfect to add around my daughter room! Thanks for sharing!

    • Crystal says:

      Thank you Stephanie! I actually hung the one that I made in this picture in my daughter’s bedroom. :) She loves them. They were a big hit among the girls at the birthday party. I’d love to see pictures if you make some.

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

  5. I used to make these in high school… for proms and such. I forgot all about them. They brought back lots of memories. Saving this link so I can remember how to do them for the next party. Thanks.

  6. Found your post in SITS Sharefest. This is amazing and cute! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Barb says:

    Visiting from http://www.ritewhileucan.com where we love all things of paper! These are beautiful and easy to make too as it was my teenage daughter who showed me how. After the party I used some post-it wall tags and stuck them to the wall in her room (flattened 1/2 of the flower first). They still look fantastic! I really appreciated your easy to follow instructions on here. Found you via SITSSHAREFEST linky

  8. This saves sooo much $$! Great family picture! Thanks for sharing on DIY Showcase!!

    Shelly-Co-host

  9. Catherine says:

    Dear Crystal, These are beautiful decorations. I Love being creative and making things myself. It is fun and saves money too!
    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment. It is so nice to meet you in this lovely blogging world.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  10. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at http://www.SugarBeeCrafts.com – you were featured today!! –Mandy, Sugar Bee Crafts

  11. Those are so much fun! Thank you for sharing at Best of the Weekend :)

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  14. lilibeth o. padua says:

    love this simple craft that I can use at my daughters birthday thank you very much for the idea

  15. lilibeth o. padua says:

    love this simple craft that I can use at my daughters birthday thank you very much for the idea HOPE I CAN LEARN MORE FOR MY DAUGHTER’S UP COMING DEBUT 18TH BIRTHDAY

  16. Abhijit says:

    Awesome

  17. Rabanne says:

    Thank you so much for these easy to follow instructions! So pleased with my tissue paper flowers!

  18. Alex says:

    I also make flowers and headbands from tissue paper.

  19. Glynn says:

    I am so happy with this tutorial. The directions were so easy to follow. Made these for our boss’ baby shower and they were a blast! Everybody loved it and wanted to know how to do it. Shared this link so they could try it out themselves. Thanks for this! :)

    • Crystal says:

      Thank you so much Glynn for using the tutorial and then for coming back to let me know what you think of it. It completely made my day. I’m glad they were a hit at your boss’ baby shower!

      Best Wishes,

      Crystal

  20. Bushra says:

    Very nice and easy!! I’ll definitely try making those.. Thanks so much for sharing!

  21. Rachel says:

    So fun! I love to see tissue paper used in such a creative way. Beautiful for spring :)

  22. Kym says:

    Hi Crystal,

    My daughters birthday is in 10 days and I have been looking to make my own decorations this year! Thank you for your step by step tutorial, which is so simple to follow. This will help me create the look I wanted at the price I want. I’m definitely heading to Dollarama today!

    Thank you,
    Kym

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  25. Claudia says:

    love this!!thanks for such a great tutorial, was a little confused when it came to opening up and fluffing the tissue paper!

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