by: Lauren

Happy Tuesday everyone! I have another DIY post for you all from Nicole of Fashionably Wed! This time around it’s DIY tissue paper flowers- great details for all aspects of a wedding!

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Courtesy of Fleur Anning Portraits

What a better way to welcome spring than to share a DIY post all about flowers? Fresh flowers from a florist can take up a HUGE portion of a wedding budget, so using paper flowers even for the smallest of details (invites, escort cards, napkin holders) can actually make a big difference. These tissue paper flowers are so easy and inexpensive, but when done correctly can look trendy and oh-so lovely. Surprisingly, to create these budget-friendly beauties you will only need 3 supplies:

1. Tissue Paper

2. Yarn, String, Twine, or Ribbon (depending on the look you’re going for)

3. Scissors

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Step One = Fold multiple sheets of the tissue paper in an accordion style. The more sheets you use the bigger your bloom will be. If you do not want flowers as wide as the tissue paper then simply cut out a smaller square from the sheets.

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Step Two = Tie your string of choice around the middle of your folded paper. It should just fit around so don’t tie too tightly. Then cut the ends of each side of the paper so that you have nice rounded ends as seen below.

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Step Three  = Simply begin fanning out the individual layers of paper. Be gentle though, it is only tissue paper!

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Step Four = Keep playing with the petals until your string is covered. You can either keep the flower as a large ball of petals or as seen below you can flatten one side –

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The options for your homemade blooms are endless! Here are some creative ways I have found to decorate using paper flowers –

Escort Cards

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Favor Bags

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Courtesy of Christine De Lessio Photography

Napkin Rings

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Courtesy of Martha Stweart Weddings


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Courtesy of The Inspired Bride

So there you have it, another great DIY tutorial from Nicole of Fashionably Wed! A big huge thank you to Nicole for this DIY, and don’t forget to check out her blog for some fashionable wedding inspiration! (I promise I’ll be doing a DIY post soon too- just as soon as I can actually post the shoot photos that I did the DIY for!)

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Founder & Editor at Every Last Detail
Lauren Grove is the editor and owner of Every Last Detail. A clueless bride-turned-wedding planner, Lauren uses her experiences and knowledge to educate and inspire brides all over the world.

5 responses to DIY Tissue Paper Flowers

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  1. Erika {Borrowed&Bleu}

    So cute and easy! I love the ideas for all the different uses, too!

  2. Fleur Anning

    Hi Lauren, love your site! Was so nice to see the tissue paper flowers here.. they took a while to make (we had SO many) but the effect was so festive and they are so easy to do. Love your suggestion on their other uses too..might have to make some more soon! :)

  3. Lindsey

    I really love the idea of using tissue paper flowers in wedding decor! these are awesome ideas. I have a few friends trying to make an inexpensive and pretty wedding for themselves and I passed your post along. Thanks a bunch!

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  4. Wholesale Flowers Co

    Love the pink paper flowers! They look so real and like real chrysanthemums.

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