tissue flower garlands are my fave

September 24, 2012

Today’s post is a special treat from the queen of diy party goodness, Jenny of Hank and Hunt.

I have always admired the gorgeous garlands by Ashley Meaders, they are so fun and playful. Oh, and the colors are amazing. They just make me happy. I heard from a little birdy that you want to know how to make one, well, this is my cheater version.

Supplies:
tissue paper
scissors
XL Glue Dots 

I have always wanted to make this garland, but shy away from sewing flowers by hand. I am kind of a klutz and if I know anything it is that I will eventually poke myself. These XL adhesive dots are 1″ in diameter, perfect for making a good sized flower.

The first thing you will do is cut 5″ squares of tissue paper. This doesn’t have to be exact, you are cutting most of it off anyway. Fold ten squares in half. Then fold it in half again. Using your scissors, cut three petals, starting on the fold as shown. It is okay if they aren’t even, variation looks pretty once the flower is made. Cut as many as you need for your garland, I made about 12 for two short ones.

Open the flower and separate the pieces. Take the XL Glue Dot and peel off the top clear layer, this will reveal one sticky side. Take a flower piece and press over your finger to a point, flatten and press into the Glue Dot.  Repeat around the edge of the Glue Dot until you have covered the entire outer edge, about 6 flower pieces. Take one more flower piece and press flat over the center. Repeat this for as many flowers as needed.


Once you have your flowers, set out a piece of twine.  Flip over a flower and peel off the remaining clear sheet to reveal the sticky side. Run the twine down the center of the Glue Dot. Fold the flower in half towards itself to seal and adhere. Press and fluff with fingers. Move down the line to make more flowers on your garland.

Use these easy to make flowers in a garland as shown or for decoration, any way you do will be amazing. These are quick, easy and addicting…you won’t be able to stop.

20 Comments »

 
  • On September 24, 2012 , Bellenza Bistro said:

    Such a fabulous way to go floral AND festive at the same time! Thanks for the great tutorial.

  • On September 24, 2012 , ginger from the style of being said:

    So pretty. Most garlands feel too childish for anything but a child’s party or bedroom. But these would work in a pinch for a grown up like meeeeee.

  • On September 24, 2012 , Polly Rowan said:

    Oh this is so pretty! and simple too. I love it. Thanks for the tutorial xox

  • On September 24, 2012 , Vanessa said:

    I love this idea! So cute!

  • On September 25, 2012 , majeral said:

    Very nice 100 years ago I made huge tissue paper flowers for Christmas gifts as I was a very poor college student. I have always lover them, Do you have a templet of the flower to cut. A little video would be nice for my eyes are so much older now

  • On September 25, 2012 , Tan said:

    So adorable and easy! I’m definitely trying these out

  • On September 25, 2012 , Mariana said:

    Love it! :)

  • On September 25, 2012 , Marie said:

    What a cute idea…they’re adorable! Must take a lot of patients to cut each flower pattern out. :)

  • On September 26, 2012 , Shubha said:

    Just a little confused about the section that explains how to assemble the flowers on the glue-dot. Can we get a diagram or something? Thanks!

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  • On October 5, 2012 , Andie @ Assemble Shop & Studio said:

    These are so cute! Recently I saw some of these made out of painted plastic bottle-bottoms (say that five times fast). They were the same shape, but rigid and clustered. So neat!

  • On March 26, 2013 , Rebecka said:

    I don’t understand what you meen by: “Take a flower piece and press over your finger to a point, flatten and press into the Glue Dot. Repeat around the edge of the Glue Dot until you have covered the entire outer edge, about 6 flower pieces” Can you perhaps elaborate or show one more picture?

  • On March 30, 2013 , Erin said:

    I am also a little confused about assembling the flower – pictures of this step please!

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