Tissue Paper Flowers

by Ashley Weeks Cart

It’s that time of year – graduations, anniversaries, birthdays, weddings! It seems like the early summer season brings with it many an occasion for celebration. And with that comes a need for congratulatory gifts. Rather than foot the bill for fresh flowers that will wilt and die in just a week’s time, why don’t you craft up something more lasting, more affordable, and hey, that helps reuse some of the wrappings and trimmings of celebrations past?

A variety of tissue paper (or old sewing pattern paper)
Green floral wire
Perfume (if you desire)

1. For each flower, cut 6-8 seven inch squares of paper.

2. Stack and fold them accordion-style six times to create a thin rectangle

3. Round both edges of the rectangle with scissors.

4. Tightly twist a green floral wire, the length of your choosing, around the center of the rectangle.

5. Fan out the paper, then pull apart each layer, creating the blossom.

6. Spritz with the perfume of your choice and ENJOY! CELEBRATE! CONGRATULATE!

Photo: Courtesy Ashley Weeks Cart