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How to Make Small Paper Flowers

Updated April 17, 2017

You can use tissue paper to create paper flowers, and because of its simplicity, this can be a good project to do with children. Create small paper flowers and turn them into a handheld bouquet, place them in a vase or string them together on clear thread to make a flower garland. Small paper flowers are long-lasting and great as gifts for Mother's Day, to decorate for a baby shower or to liven up a little girl's bedroom.

Cut 6 squares, with 2- or 3-inch sides, out of the tissue paper. Use all one colour or various shades of the same colour.

Layer six squares with the edges even. Fold all the layers together in half; crease lightly.

Make slits about 1/4 inch apart in each short end of the folded papers.

Fold a 10-inch piece of floral wire in half and place it over the centre of the folded tissue papers. Twist the wire tightly around the tissue paper to secure, then continue twisting the wire together down to the end.

Open out each layer of tissue paper, one at a time. Fan out each layer to form petals and fluff them up once they are all opened out.

Cover the wire with floral tape, starting at the top underneath the flower and wrapping to the end, then back up to the top. Tear off excess tape and secure the loose end.

Things You'll Need

  • Tissue paper
  • Floral wire
  • Scissors
  • Floral tape
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About the Author

Amy Hannaford teaches childbirth education classes and a healthy pregnancy series in Southern Oregon. Hannaford holds an Associate of Arts degree, a certificate in medical assisting, and has been a childbirth educator and birth doula for 20 years. She has been writing articles for Demand Media since 2008.