This month, I decided to make a Tissue Paper Flower Bouquet
Here’s what I love about a tissue paper flower bouquet:
- reuse an item(s)
- they last
- fun to make
- easy to mantain
Wouldn’t these be great to give to nursing home residents, someone who doesn’t have spring flowers in their yard, a birthday, mother’s day, a friend in need?
So, let’s get started:
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- Mason Jar
- Tissue Paper
- Hot Glue/Gun
- Floral Wire/Tape
- Floral Stems
- Wire Cutters
- Letter Stamps
- Ink Pad
- Hole Punch
- Foam Paint Brush
- Chalk Paint (I used a Valspar chalk paint, cream color, that was originally found on the clearance shelf that I already had on hand.)
Tip – In several flowers, printed floral tissue paper was used. This was done to provide some different coloring on the flower itself. If you don’t have printed tissue paper, you can add paint, food coloring, bleach (as discussed below), etc to give some depth to your flowers…be as creative as you like. I found the tissue paper that was crinkled, and in otherwise not the best of condition, looked best.
- The first thing was to research the type of bouquet design. Looking on Pinterest or Google Images, you can find the design you are wanting or think of your own.
- Once the design is in place, you will know what flowers, and supplies, you will need for your bouquet.
- Here are some tutorials used for different type of flowers –
- Bleach can be used to lighten tips of flowers. You can dip the tip of the flower in bleach but beware the tissue paper will sock up the bleach so use cautiously. Also, you can use a q-tip to lighten certain areas. You may want to use a scrap piece of test tissue paper before actually doing your flower.
- For the leaf branches, we used floral stems and cut leaves from the green tissue paper. That was then hot glued to the floral stem. If you want some really fancy ones, here is this tutorial for painted tissue paper leaves.
- VASE – Taking a clean mason jar, paint the outside with chalk paint.
- Once the jar is dry, take twine and wrap it around the vase.
- The tag was made by cutting out a circle from scrap cardboard. One hole punch was done to the top. This one is stamped with love on it. We also did this for this project HERE.
Since the mason jar was a jam jar, the tissue paper leftover from events, and the cardboard from our recycle this project was about as free as you can get. It just took some time, but it will last so much longer than a traditional bouquet.
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