One of my bridesmaids, Monica, shared this instructional blog with me after we saw Martha Stewart trying to sell a $16 kit for the same thing…
I’m going to experiment this weekend with some of the over-abundant tissue paper that I keep saving up from clothing stores and gift stores. Here are the step-by-step (-does anyone remember that TV show from TGIF on ABC in the ’90s?) instructions (from Design Dazzle) on how to create your own! These are even awesome for nurseries, parties, dorm rooms, etc.
Take 10 sheets of tissue paper – lay on a flat surface. I used 20″ x 30″ sheets. Starting at the short end, make a fold at least 1.5 inches wide. Simply fold accordion-style – flip tissue stack over and make another fold. Continue folding until you get to the end of the tissue. Make sure to press firmly creasing with each fold.
Wrap a pipe cleaner (or florist wire) tightly around the center of your folded tissue.
Make two cuts at the very end of the stack to make a point or round it – depending on the look you want. Repeat on the other end.
Gently pull each piece of tissue towards the center of the flower, separate each tissue sheet from the others one at time. Fluff and fiddle with until the desired shape is found. These flowers are approximately 18″ in diameter.