A few years ago I needed a craft my young daughter and her friends could manage for a “spring fling” party we hosted. My plan was for the girls to put together their own flower headbands but artificial blooms from my local craft store cost too much. I realized that paper flowers were the perfect alternative yet Pinterest only had examples of projects that required a lot of scissor work. I needed something much simpler and less time consuming because I was making all the paper flowers in preparation of the party.
With a 3.5 inch scalloped edge paper punch, a few staples and a stack of tissue paper I was able to make a ton of delicate paper flowers which were used for the headbands and decoration throughout the house. I tossed paper flowers on every flat surface!
These are the easiest blooms to make and only requires three things plus your own two hands.
What You Need to Make Paper Flowers
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Three Easy Steps to Making Tissue Paper Flowers
- Fold your uncut stack of tissue paper in half so to punch out a smaller stack of scalloped shapes.
- Staple your stack of scalloped shapes with two staples in a V-shape.
- Starting with the top layer and continuing with each layer thereafter, scrunch the tissue paper near the staples to create the delicate petals.
These tissue paper flowers couldn’t be any easier to make. You’ll be surprised how many you can put together in just a few minutes. Plus, they are just so pretty and each can be slightly different just like real flowers.
If you scalloped paper punch starts to cut jagged edges in your tissue paper, fear not, here is a trick to sharpening your paper punch. But even a few jagged edges still make for pretty paper flowers.