So many of you love the tissue paper flowers we put up in Emma's room. I'm loving them! Every time I walk in there I love them even more.
As I mentioned, we used a Martha Stewart kit. You can see some like it here. (I don't see the exact kit we used, but there are some similar--and even some cute small flower kits.)
Michael's accepted our 50 percent off coupon from Jo-Ann's, so we got them for $10. But I think you could make them yourself for even less.
And here's a video link too.
The key thing is using enough paper, I think. The ones in that linked tutorial don't look as poufy as the ones we made. The kit had something like 14 layers of tissue.
And making your accordian fold nice and even.
As for trimming the ends, some of our flowers had a rounded edge like the tutorial, others had more of a pointy end for more of a spiky looking flower. (You can see what I mean in the picture above.)
The kit came with wire to put around the middle--probably an 8-10 inch length. I used sewing thread to hang the flowers from hooks on the ceiling.
Wouldn't it be fun to make all different sizes? And to use different colored tissue papers in one flower. Perhaps some red and silver, or yellow and orange, or even patterned paper. There's so much fun tissue paper out there--the possibilities are almost endless!
(Do you save your tissue paper? I have a drawer full that I save--crumpled paper would work just as well, I think. And that means making this is practically FREE!)