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How to Make Easy Tissue Paper Flowers

These beautiful tissue paper flowers are perfect Spring decor for Mothers Day, Easter, and more! Create a bunch of these easy tissue paper flowers in just a few steps.
Keyword diy craft, spring decor, tissue paper flowers
Active Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Author Angie Holden

What You Will Need

  • Tissue paper or coffee filters
  • String or twine
  • Scissors
  • Glue (optional)


  • If you're using coffee filters, add color and allow it to dry thoroughly. I used watercolor paint, applying layers of colors. To speed up the drying process, use a hairdryer.
  • If you're using tissue paper, cut layers of paper into circles. For this example, my circles are about 3 inches wide.
  • Let's start with a single layer flower. Create a cone shape by either placing your finger in the center of paper or folding paper starting in the center of the circle. Twist the center of the circle upward until you have a tight end to your flower. Wrap twine around this end and tie. Optionally, you can apply a little glue inside at the center of the flower to help hold it's shape.
  • To make a layered tissue paper flower, there are two options. Make a single-layered flower, twisting the end. Add another paper layer and twist again. Another way to make layered flowers is to layer 2-3 paper pieces and twist them all together.
  • Add a little sparkle by dusting on a glitter accent or use a sparkly ribbon to tie up the flower twist. You can also add wire or chenille stems to create flower stems and create a full bouquet.