5.06.2011

Tissue Flower Wreath Tutorial

The other day while following links I came across one of my new favorite blogs, The Art of Doing Stuff and Karen's Pom Pom Wreath, so pretty. It was one of those projects I had to immediately find the materials and create. I love those projects! Here is how mine turned out....


The project is super easy!  Make a bunch of tissue paper poms, you know how (and if you don't you can find Karen's tutorial here the are super easy), in varying sizes. Your largest flower will depend on how big you want your final wreath to be.  My largest flower started about ten inches square (before folded to make the pom) and my final wreath is about two feet across.


The wreath form is just a doughnut shape cut out of cardboard. I snipped the ends off the poms in the petal shape, I don't think the original was trimmed.




Instead of pulling the poms open to create a ball, I pulled them all open to one side then opened up the center to expose the pipe cleaner stamen.  Lay them out in a circle to determine the size cardboard form you need.  Then hot glue them on. 


If you have been procrastinating in the Mother's Day department this is a great idea!!!! Not to mention the whole project cost about three bucks.  I used two packages of dollar tissue from the grocery store (like 6 sheets a package) and some pipe cleaners. 

I could seriously use some warm weather here in Wisconsin, it's still COLD here!  Apparently no one told Mother nature is MAY!!!!!

11 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! I think my boys and I will work on one of these while we watch the derby tomorrow! I agree WI is way to cold yet! brrrrr

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  2. My granddaughter made me one of these flowers a year or two ago and I still have it in my kitchen... Just love it.

    Di

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  3. SOOO Pretty! What a great idea! Thanks!

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  4. what a great idea. i love it!

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  5. I made these flowers for a baby shower last year! They are so easy and turn out so pretty! I may have to try the wreath... Thanks!

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  6. Kay, um ... your wreath is nicer than my original one. :) Very nice! ~ karen

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  7. So pretty I must make one. Thanks

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  8. So gorgeous. I was just thinking to myself...hmm could I make a pretty wreath for my door out of tissue paper? And now I see your lovely...and now I have to make one!

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  9. wow these came out great. I have pink and yellow napkins on hand. Is it fate?

    Of course, the one problem is I need something to decorate my front door on the outside, and I doubt tissue paper would make it through an upstate NY spring. . . but I can make a lovely wreath to go inside!

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  10. What a great idea, we make these flowers a lot but I didn't think to make them into a wreath. love it!

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