These colorful and whimsical paper flowers are easy to make and a great way to decorate for a spring or summer party. Just choose your colors, purchase some tissue paper and fishing wire, grab a pair of scissors, and you’re ready to go…
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All you need is a pack of tissue paper (or more, depending on how many you want to make) and a spool of fishing wire. Each flower requires about six sheets of tissue paper. The glossier the paper, the easier it is to construct the flowers.
Layer four to eight sheets of tissue paper (the more paper, the denser the result):
Fold the tissue paper accordion-style, creating about two inch wide folds:
Cut the folded tissue paper into two equal length pieces, which will yield one flower each:
Set one folded piece aside and begin work on the other. Take a long piece of fishing wire and tie one end around the middle of your folded paper. You do not need to cinch the tied fishing wire around the paper, just tie it securely in place:
Trim the fishing wire to be long enough to hang the flower at your desired length:
Once you’ve tied the fishing wire around the middle, round out the edges of the folded paper like so:
Now start fanning out the folds on one side of the string and then carefully separating and pulling apart all the single sheets of tissue:
After fanning out one side, do the same to the other side. Lastly, fluff out both sides to create uniformity:
Once you have made flowers of varying size, color, and density, hang them and enjoy the colorful display: