Diy Tissue (Kleenex) Flowers

by Destri on May 10, 2012

Diy Tissue Paper Flower

I know what your thinking – just when you thought the internet had overdone the tissue paper flower…Destri has to throw in another one.  Would it help if I told you it had sentimental value?  How about keep your kids busy for hours?  Aw, now I have your attention.  You see, when I was little we spent hours making these tissue flowers.  I remember going through three boxes of Kleenex in one weekend at my Grandma’s house.  Just laying on the floor, making flower after flower.  I was fascinated with them!

Child Boy Holding Flowers

They have stayed in the back of my mind for something to show my kids, and their great Grandpa on my Husband’s side passed away so I thought this would be the perfect sentiment to send to their Great Grandma.  They were a little young to make them, but were still able to help with a lot of the project.  I think kids 7 & up would have no problem making the flowers independently, so catch me after the jump and I’ll show you how to keep them busy for days!

Diy Tissue Flowers With Colored Tips

Tissue Flowers Supplies


  • Tissues – I used 3 ply for extra fluffy flowers
  • Bobby pins
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Floral tape
  • Dollar store fake flowers if you want to make a bouquet

First, layer 2-4 tissues on top of each other.  I used 3 per flower because I had three ply. Then fold them accordion style, push a bobby pin over the center.  Next pinch of the ends.  I left about 2 inches on each side, but you can make any size you want.  Then take a marker and color the ends.

Now starting at the top, pull each layer of the tissue apart until it is at the center.  Be careful not to tear the tissue. Work your way down the side until you reach the bottom, and then repeat on the other side.  Then fluff.

Tissue Paper Flowers DIY

Then repeat…a bunch of times.  This is where the hours of busy time come into play!

Dollar Store Flowers

We always left the flowers as they were on the bobby pin but when I saw this idea on In My Own Style to attach them to the stems of dollar store flowers, I knew that would be perfect.  Diane has a great tutorial for different tissue paper flowers too if you want to take a look.

Bare Stems

Just pop off the flowers to expose the tops.

Now just pinch the bobby pins together and wrap a couple times with the floral tape, then continue to wrap the tape around to the bare stems, joining the bobby pin to the stem.  That’s it!

Simple Kleenex Flowers

Aren’t they pretty?  You can even spray a little perfume on them if you want to get real fancy.

So now you have the perfect gift for your kiddos to make (or help make) for all those times you want something extra special.  Or all the times you want them out of your hair…whichever fits the moment.

Happy Thursday friends –  I have to say, it’s been a long week – if I had the time to tell you about it, I’m sure you’d buy me a drink!  But the weekend is almost here!

Thanks for reading and talk soon, I have the cutest summer pants for women coming up in a tutorial..


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