Tissue Paper Flowers

courtesy of Martha Stewart!  :o)

Tissue Paper Pom-Poms

Step 1

Stack eight 20-by-30-inch sheets of tissue. Make 1 1/2-inch-wide accordion folds, creasing with each fold.

Step 2

Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire in half, and slip over center of folded tissue; twist. With scissors, trim ends of tissue into rounded or pointy shapes.

Step 3

Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.

Step 4

Bend wire into a loop to fit around napkin, and twist end around loop to secure.


Tissue Paper Flower-Wrapped Favors

Flower-Wrapped Favors

Step 1

Fill a 3 5/8-inch-high acetate cylinder with candy.

Step 2

To make flower, cut a 9-by- 30-inch piece of tissue paper. Fold, accordion style, in 5-inch-wide layers. Cut petals in smaller end; unfold and lay on flat surface.

Step 3

Place cylinder on paper with bottom about 1 inch from uncut end, and roll; tape sides and bottom with double-sided tape. Tie ribbon above top of cylinder.

Step 4

Gently peel petals down to open flower. If you use a shorter cylinder, reduce height of paper; for a multicolored blossom, wrap a second layer of paper around cylinder after first is secure; secure with ribbon.

LOVE this favor idea too for Hannahs party.  What else could I fill the cylinders with though besides candy?  A flower bulb perhaps?  Maybe that's too expensive...  A candle???  :o/  Maybe candy would be the best option.  Hummmm...

Once I get a few made myself, I will be sure to post pics!  :o)


1 comment

  1. I say candy for the kids and then one favor per adult if you wanted to do candles.
    I saw the pom-pom kits at Michael's....but this way is cheaper than buying a kit!


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