My best friend’s pregnant (!!!!) and I wanted to start making her and her soon to be bebe some pretty things to put around the nursery. I wanted to use up things I already had and thought these little tissue paper flowers would be the perfect addition to the babes nursery. They’re really easy and relatively quick to make and they’re just going to look so adorable hung up in the nursery, I can’t wait! Let’s get started!
What you’ll need:
Tissue paper in an assortment of colours ( at least three colours)
Plus a hot glue gun and yarn if you want to make the flowers into a garland.
What to do:
Gather your supplies. Leave your tissue paper folded in half, and make a cut about 4-5cm wide. Do this for each colour of tissue paper.
Put your tissue paper in the coloured layers you want. I did a bit of an ombre effect but it’s up to you.
Once the coloured strips are in an order you’re happy with, cut the strip into quarters. Then, start separating the papers. Each flower should get 2-3 layers of each colour, so depending on how many colours you have you should end up with about 12 layers of paper.
Staple all the layers together with two staples in the centre of the papers. Next, trim off the corners. (Keep the left over corners for confetti!)
Now it’s time to start forming the flower. Start at the top and lift up the first layer of paper and scrunch it up and in. Then continue this layer by layer, until your flower is formed. It really is that easy!
You can either stop here or you can make enough flowers to make a garland. To make the garland you’ll need at least 12 flowers and about 2-3m of yarn.
Cut your yarn and determine the distance you want between each flower. Using your hot glue gun, dab some glue in the centre of the back of the flower and press the yarn into the glue. Continue this until each flower is glued to the yarn. Hang up and enjoy your pretty flowers!
Can you guess what gender the baby is? Ha! Kiah. xx.