I’ve recently joined a fun series of DIY Crafts called the Simple Daily DIY Challenge hosted by the lovely ladies Jane and Sonja of Sustain My Craft Habit. Last weeks challenge was to use paper to create a flower craft, and in this post I’ll show you how to make tissue paper flowers using gift wrap.
I made my tissue paper flowers look like poppies and carnations. I love the huge impact they make for very little money and effort. Win-win!
Here’s the supplies I started with. I also used some jute twine to tie off the tissue paper, a glue gun and some black bristol board for the centers of the poppies.
I started with the typical accordion style folding of the tissue paper. For the two bigger flowers, I used a whole package of tissue paper; but for the smaller ones, I cut it in half.
I tied the middle of the tissue paper using the jute twine and cut the edges into a rounded shape.
Then, I carefully separated out the individual pieces of tissue paper until it was in the shape of a ball.
For the center of the poppies, I cut some of the bristol board into strips and glued them into a circle.
I used my glue gun again to stick the bristol board strips to the center of the flower. I love how big and full these turned out.
Right now, I’ve displayed these big fun flowers in a little cubby in our office. I’m so happy with how they’ve turned out as I can also use these for party décor and possibly a photo backdrop. #iloveversatility
Thank you so much to Jane and Sonja for hosting this fun challenge, and I can’t wait to take part in the next challenge. Until next time my friends,