These have to be my favorite of all the tissue paper flowers I have made. They are easy, quick and they look real! It took me about 3 hours to make a dozen. I made them while I was watching TV one night.
- Yellow and green tissue paper
- Black crepe paper (streamer paper)
- Floral wire
- Wire cutters
- Glue Stick
- Bamboo Skewers or pipe cleaners
- Floral tape
- Something with a 4 to 4 1/2 inch diameter to trace and an 1 1/2 inch diameter to trace
How’s How Ya Do It
Before I go any farther I do apologize for these pictures. It was raining hard and very dark. Lighting was terrible for taking pictures.
I cut out the circle and folded it into fourths to find the middle, the traced a smaller circle (about 1 1/2 inch) in the center.
Do this to half of the flower the fold back in half and cut out petals.
Fold the long side of a piece of tissue paper as wide as the template. Cut leaving a folded edge. Fan fold the paper as big as the template as many times as possible. This way you can cut out several flowers at once.
Before you cut, line up all the folds and hold them in place with a paper clip. You still need to be careful to keep them lined up as you cut. Open up the flowers and press open the petals on the fold.
Whew!!! We are half way there!!!! Done with the flower part. Now for the leaves and the stem.
Ok I admit it. I forgot to take pictures of each step for this, but I know you intelligent enough to figure this out. Free hand something that looks like a 6 pointed star. I did make a template first. And like before I fan folded the paper to fit so I can cut out several at a time.
Now the tricky part. Place the pointed end of the bamboo stick at the bottom of the flower right next to the wire. You can wrap the wire around the stick if you want. Using floral tape start wrapping the wire and sticks close to the flower as you can get. Continue to wrap down the stick.
Man!! I think it took me longer to type up the directions than it did to make all the flowers!!! My fingers are tired!!!!
Flowers are a great way to share with others how much God love them. Just look closely at a flower and notice all the detail God puts into one. Jesus said, “not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.” (Matthew 6:29) If God puts that much attention and detail into a flower that is here today and gone tomorrow, how much more attention and detail will He put into you and your life? When people compliment you on these sunflowers cease the opportunity and share with them how God has met your needs and there really is nothing to worry about. (Matthew 6:25-34) Tell them that God takes delight in every detail of their life. (Psalm 37:23)
Hope you enjoy these as much as I do!!! Happy making!