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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tissue Paper Flowers

This time I cut strips of tissue paper and played until I had flowers.
I used the Tissue paper in the envelope, the word tags, and added in some glue dots and scissors from my stash.

I accordion folded the paper first, and then decided that I needed some thinner strips so I cut some in half-ish. Then I just started gathering up the paper and sticking it to my glue dot. The folds made the flower have a better "ruffle" effect than if I'd just gathered up the paper. 

After a layer of paper fills a glue dot, add another and keep building. I did three large layers and two small ones. Then add a couple more glue dots and stick on the tag. It might be easier to stick the glue on the tag first to make sure it's all covered.

I made a second flower that was a little smaller, I used my thumb as the base and only used one large layer and one small layer, then instead of a tag, I sprinkled glitter (from the envelope) on the final glue dot. 

Now I have two pretty flowers, but I'm not sure what to use them for. My girls love flowers, but they play so hard that I can just see them with a soggy mess of tissue in their hair and purple dye running down their faces if I put them on some kid of clip.

I'll take any suggestions, what do you think they would be good for?


Heather - said...

Cute! Put them on your mother's day gifts?

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [27 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Sophia said...

I'll second the idea to use them on packages. They would also look pretty on an altered box. They're lovely!