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A beautifully easy project to pretty up your home, or your drinks.
An easy to follow DIY craft tutorial for making tissue paper flowers.
Use them as drinks stirrers to embellish your soft drinks or homemade cocktails, or make a friend's day and gift them with an everlasting bouquet.

Posted by Knits & Brew from London, United Kingdom • Published See Knits & Brew's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a paper flower. Tissue Paper Flowers - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your awesome materials!

  • How to make a paper flower. Tissue Paper Flowers - Step 2
    Step 2

    To make your stamen: Cut a 1 inch strip from the end of your first sheet of tissue paper

  • How to make a paper flower. Tissue Paper Flowers - Step 3
    Step 3

    Unfold the piece lengthways and cut
    off a section about 4-5 inches long

  • How to make a paper flower. Tissue Paper Flowers - Step 4
    Step 4

    Snip little strips all the way along, leaving a solid border at the top. Be careful not to cut all the way up!

  • How to make a paper flower. Tissue Paper Flowers - Step 5
    Step 5

    Stick some washi tape along the solid border and turn over so the sticky side of the tape faces up

  • How to make a paper flower. Tissue Paper Flowers - Step 6
    Step 6

    Wrap the tape around your bamboo skewer…

  • How to make a paper flower. Tissue Paper Flowers - Step 7
    Step 7

    …folding and creasing the tape as you go, creating a fanned-out paper stamen…

  • How to make a paper flower. Tissue Paper Flowers - Step 8
    Step 8

    …like this!

  • How to make a paper flower. Tissue Paper Flowers - Step 9
    Step 9

    Creating your petals: Take your second sheet of paper & cut a strip about 3-4 inches long

  • How to make a paper flower. Tissue Paper Flowers - Step 10
    Step 10

    Cut out two sizes of petal shapes; small and large

  • How to make a paper flower. Tissue Paper Flowers - Step 11
    Step 11

    Using your small petals, overlap them onto a piece of upturned washi tape

  • How to make a paper flower. Tissue Paper Flowers - Step 12
    Step 12

    Wrap the tape around the stamen, creasing the tape and gently fluffing the petals out as you go…

  • How to make a paper flower. Tissue Paper Flowers - Step 13
    Step 13

    …so you have something like this.

  • How to make a paper flower. Tissue Paper Flowers - Step 14
    Step 14

    Now do the same with your big petals!

  • How to make a paper flower. Tissue Paper Flowers - Step 15
    Step 15

    …or if you find it easier, you can add them individually…

  • How to make a paper flower. Tissue Paper Flowers - Step 16
    Step 16

    …moulding the tape and fluffing the petals out as you go.

  • How to make a paper flower. Tissue Paper Flowers - Step 17
    Step 17

    Continue adding petals until you reach floral perfection!

  • How to make a paper flower. Tissue Paper Flowers - Step 18
    Step 18

    If you’re feeling fancy you can even add some leaves as a finishing touch.

  • How to make a paper flower. Tissue Paper Flowers - Step 19
    Step 19

    Ta dah!

  • How to make a paper flower. Tissue Paper Flowers - Step 20
    Step 20

    Congratulations on your first paper flower - now go find a cocktail to pop it in!

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