How to make Tissue Paper Flowers

how to make tissue paper flowers

Today we’re going to make tissue paper flowers. These are so easy and economical, and they’re a wonderful spring gift for teachers or moms on Mother’s Day.

First, supplies!

how to make tissue paper flowers supplies

Tissue Paper Flower Supplies

This will make 2 tissue paper flowers.

  • 1 sheet of gift-wrapping tissue paper, approximately 20″ x 26″. If you’d like to make a bunch of flowers, this is a good deal (affiliate).
  • green pipe cleaners (affiliate)
  • scissors

Step 1

  1. Cut the tissue paper in half so that you now have two sheets. You can make these any size. We started with tissue paper that was 20″ x 26″ and after we cut it, each piece was 13″ x 20″
  2. Cut each of those pieces in half. You will now have four sheets. Ours were 10 ” x 13″ each
  3. Cut each of those pieces in half. You will now have eight sheets of paper. Ours were 7.5″ x 10″

how to make tissue paper flowers step 1

 Step 2: Fold and Cut the Paper

  1. Stack four sheets of paper.
  2. Pleat the paper in an accordion fold.
  3. Cut a half-circle shape from the each end. (You could also cut a point or zig-zag)
  4. Wrap a pipe cleaner around the middle of the paper to hold it in place. This will also act as the stem.

how to make tissue paper flowers fold paper

how to make tissue paper flowers pipe cleaner

Step 3: Fan out the Flowers

  1. Fan out the paper.
  2. Gently separate the first layer of paper from the rest, and move it up to form the top layer of petals.
  3. Gently separate the rest of the paper layers.
  4. Fluff out your flower.
  5. Repeat with the other stack of four papers.

how to make tissue paper flowers cut edges

how to make tissue paper flowers fluff it


Because we’re big on experiments and self expression, use this as a starting point and see what else you can come up with. If you’re working with children, encourage their imaginations to flourish by asking them if they have more ideas.

  • Try making those with tiny sheets of paper
  • Make gigantic flowers
  • Make multi-colored flowers with different colors of tissue paper
  • Cut different shapes off the edges of your petals such as triangles or fringe
  • Make a stack of more pieces of paper for a fuller flower

What to do with tissue paper flowers

  • Give a bouquet to mom for Mother’s Day
  • Give these to a beloved teacher for Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Surprise a friend who’s home sick
  • Decorate a birthday gift with mini flowers
  • Decorate a Christmas tree with flowers



  1. Wow! its great tricks to make tissue paper of flower… i will definitely share with my childeren

  2. I tried first times but i failed but finally after very hardworking i made same like that flower which us….

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