Tissue Flower Bouquet Tutorial

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It’s the time of year that everyone is looking for Teacher Gift Inspiration! Teacher’s themselves are saying that the best gifts they have received are heartfelt ones: a handmade card with a genuine note of thanks. With the end of the year hurry to find the perfect Teacher Gift I was inspired to share this Tissue Flower Bouquet Tutorial with you! This Paper Flower Bouquet is so easy that Little Hands can help!!!

This Paper Bouquet is one I made for my Mom’s Mother’s Day Tablescape last weekend. I pulled in a few little helpers and had the Bouquet finished in a couple of hours! The options are endless when it comes to the occasions you could gift this bouquet on: Mother’s Day, Sister Gift, Thank you Gift, Baby Shower Gift, bridal shower centerpiece, baby shower center piece, or even a gift for the Elderly! These paper flowers stay vibrant and LOVELY with no watering!

Supplies you need:

  • Hot Glue Gun.
  • Hot Glue Sticks.
  • Tissue Paper in the color of your choice for the flowers.
  • Green Tissue for the leaves.
  • Green Pipe Cleaners for the stems (you can also use wooden kabob skewers like I did here, just do not let children assist you with the stem-assembly if you choose this sharp option).
  • Vase.
  • OPTIONAL: Paint and Paint Brush if you want to paint texture on the tissue petals.

Step 1: Cut Circles

Decide how many flowers you want in your Bouquet (there are about 20 in the bouquet photographed). Cut 6 circles for each flower. The circles should be around 3″ in diameter. THEY DO NOT HAVE TO BE PERFECT CIRCLES. A 7 year old cut nearly all the circles for this bouquet and there were some lumpy cuts! Don’t sweat it at all, just make sure your Littles get involved – they’ll love it!!

Step 2: Decorate Petals

This Step is optional, but makes room for Little Helpers with artistic flair!

Decorate the petals if you wish! If you have super-colorful tissue, this is an optional step.

Step 3: Assemble

Pump a large glob (excellent grammar, right!?!) of hot glue right in the center of your first circle. Now fold your second circle in quarters and place it on the glue. Repeat for the remaining 4 circles, layering them so that the finished product is this fluffy carnation-style flower.

Step 4: Attach to Stems

Super simple, pump a mini-glob of hot glue on the back side of your new flower and attach the end of a pipe cleaner.

Step 5: Add the Leaves

Using my green tissue paper, I cut two leaves and criss-crossed them. I poked the stems through the center and threaded the leaves up close to the flower. You only need to add leaves to maybe one out of every 4 flowers you decide to make. Greenery is a preference thing, so go with what looks good to you.

Step 6: Voila! Arrange your finished product in the vase!

I wanted a filler element to simulate the water and sort of hold the flowers in place. One of my Little Helpers ran to her room and brought me a bag full of blue pony beads! This is again optional, but a nice finishing touch and weights the vase so it’s not so top heavy. Another TIP is to make a few flowers without stems and glue them here and there to add dimension to your arrangement.

And that’s that! I’m pretty tempted to never buy a fresh arrangement again! Hope you love this Gracious May Tissue Flower Bouquet Tutorial! Leave me a comment below and tell me what you think!

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